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Dec 4, 2013 08:44:44   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
trc wrote:
You can tether your camera to your MacBook Pro using LR. No need to buy another program. I think it is accessed under the file menu or one next to it in LR - not hard to find. There is a free program that you can use to tether the D7100 to the laptop that gives you all kinds of control from that program for your camera. I can't remember the name, but have it on my computer and it works great. When I get to my computer I'll see what it is and pass it on to you. I bought a long extension cord for my cord from the camera to the laptop from http//:www.bhphotovideo.com and have a combined length of about 25 feet. Tethering is great enabling you to see your images on a larger screen rather than just your small camera LCD. &#128516;
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I just saw that in a Matt Kloskowski video yesterday. It looks so simple.

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Dec 4, 2013 08:51:05   #
hb3
 
Gitchigumi wrote:
trc has explained it all very well. Good job, thanks trc! :thumbup:

And, I agree, the whole "3rd party" thing is confusing. I guess the easy way for me to get a grip on it is to say that anything beyond the basics is "3rd party". So, the camera (party 1) is talking to its own brand software on a computer (party 2). When the user decides he needs some other software with greater or different capabilities, that then becomes the 3rd party. And, BTW, there is no 4th party... :lol:
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LOL....love it...what a weird discussion has materialized within this thread.

Glad the ink is free. :-D

BTW, is the discussion board software we are using 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party...inquiring minds want to know.... :?:

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Dec 4, 2013 10:22:29   #
drivered
 
You can also do this using Aperture 3 on the MAC and maybe also with a PC
NewzShooter wrote:
I'm hoping some of you expert hogs will chime in on this one. Can I use my MacBookPro as a "live" monitor while shooting stills? If so, what do I need beside my D7100 and MacBookPro? I know I'll need some kind of cable, but which kind? And how do I set up the camera and MacBookPro? I want a client to be able to see each shot as I shoot for a product shoot. The product is small trinkets and figurines but I want the client to see each shot as I fire so there will be no complaining after the fact. I will be enhancing in LR before delivering finished images, but the initial setup of each figurine and how it looks through the camera (or monitor on my Mac) will give the client that "I can see it for myself" confidence. If the client "okays" each shot as he sees it, that puts me in the clear. Trinkets and small figurines are a delicate object to shoot, so I want the client to be sure as the shoot moves along.
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Dec 4, 2013 10:29:35   #
bparr1
 
NewzShooter wrote:
I'm hoping some of you expert hogs will chime in on this one. Can I use my MacBookPro as a "live" monitor while shooting stills? If so, what do I need beside my D7100 and MacBookPro? I know I'll need some kind of cable, but which kind? And how do I set up the camera and MacBookPro? I want a client to be able to see each shot as I shoot for a product shoot. The product is small trinkets and figurines but I want the client to see each shot as I fire so there will be no complaining after the fact. I will be enhancing in LR before delivering finished images, but the initial setup of each figurine and how it looks through the camera (or monitor on my Mac) will give the client that "I can see it for myself" confidence. If the client "okays" each shot as he sees it, that puts me in the clear. Trinkets and small figurines are a delicate object to shoot, so I want the client to be sure as the shoot moves along.
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I have been shooting photos for "Operation Santa Clause" that my Vietnam Veterans Chapter puts on. I started with a D60 Nikon using a USB cable connected to an Acer Aspire netbook and sending it to a HP A536 photo printer. Since then, I have progressed to a Nikon D600 and use the Eye-Fi SD card connected to the netbook through a router thus negating the need for a teather cable. I am going to try printing the photos with a HP 6510 printer that uses separate ink cartridges because of the high use of the red spectrum.

Hope this helps.

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Dec 4, 2013 12:14:09   #
MoeUSMC
 
SF Cable has long usb cables with repeaters. I have a 30' one and it works great. Canon and Mac have EOS capable that lets you use your laptop to operate the camera from the Mac. You see everything on the laptop that you see to take pictures. Great when using a tripod. I found that when I press the camera button I move slightly and some pictures are not clear. Shooting from the mac eliminates this. Canon also has an AC adapter you can plug in to the camera and take pictures all day without changing batteries. WIFI chips also work but are a little slow. C

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Dec 4, 2013 13:31:09   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
MoeUSMC wrote:
SF Cable has long usb cables with repeaters. I have a 30' one and it works great.

One thing I would not want with a camera and a laptop is a 30' cable, especially since I have three dogs.

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Dec 4, 2013 13:42:47   #
Wall-E
 
jerryc41 wrote:
One thing I would not want with a camera and a laptop is a 30' cable, especially since I have three dogs.


But the OP is talking about a studio situation, with the client right there.
Better not be any dogs running around!

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Dec 4, 2013 13:44:03   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Wall-E wrote:
But the OP is talking about a studio situation, with the client right there.
Better not be any dogs running around!

Not even for a dog food shoot? Or the ASPCA? Long cables make me nervous. :D

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Dec 4, 2013 14:11:30   #
Wall-E
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Not even for a dog food shoot? Or the ASPCA? Long cables make me nervous. :D


All the 'big' photo seminars I've been to (Nikon, Kelby......) all used cables to tether.

The times I've seen the CamRanger used, it was problematic, and ONLY transfers jpg's.

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Dec 4, 2013 14:24:28   #
billybob40
 
Go on youtube and type in TETHERWD PHOTO, is the best info I found. Also try eye-fi I use Canon which makes life EZ

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Dec 4, 2013 14:31:06   #
sbesaw
 
This site has everything you need to know about tethering as well as tutorials, equipment, software reviews, compatibility, finding the right cable, etc.

http://www.tethertools.com/plugging-in/

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Dec 8, 2013 20:10:02   #
0627ramram32
 
To TRC: Would you please include me in the notification of the free 'tethering' program? Through both a microscope and a telescope there are lots of mods that would be better made 'pre-exposure', rather than 'post', and some that can only be made 'pre'. Thanks VERY much!

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