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SHOOTING TETHERED NIKON D800 WHEN LR FAILS

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PHOTO GEAR by KRISS on 16 may 2017

There was a time, not so long ago but lightyears away for computers and software, I would shoot my Nikon D800 tethered with a 5m USB3 cable I got myself back in the days for a stiff price.
That was when I hadn’t realised I could have used a USB2 cable on a USB3 port ! I don’t regret the cable though because I used it extensively and I believe USB2 would had been too slow

Anyhow, last week I decided to shoot in a certain way (above a swimming pool) and that required viewing what I was doing on a computer screen via tethering the camera because I couldn’t physically put myself behind the camera.
So I got everything ready to do that but never found the 5 minutes to try the setting at home because I had done it so often in the past.

And once everything plugged in, Lightroom kept telling me just one thing : no camera detected.
I switched everything on and off, disconnected, reconnected etc… Nothing worked.
In the past I have memories of Lightroom not picking up on the D800 immediately but I would always end up with a working system.

Well, not this time so I had to get creative and shoot with a remote control and not have the slightest idea what I was shooting : Great !

So the next day (I really should have done that the day before), I downloaded a few programs to test the issue and the first one was Nikon remote control which worked immediately.
Unfortunately this is not free and I like being wined and dined before getting fucked (for those who miss the reference check South Park the human centipad).
I mean, excuse my french but I believe I have purchased enough hardware from these guys not to pay any of their software allowing me to use their material, but maybe I am wrong ! So I googled something like “free tethering tool D800 Mac os” or something similar.
And I ended up downloading Sofortbild which is free and works like a charm ! So if you are in the same situation I was a week ago, don’t waste your time trying to fix Lightroom and just download Sofortbild.
As for the illustration, I have already posted Sofia, so now it’s Fernanda’s turn, on a pink lilo with a pink bikini.
I suspect this could have been a lot better with a pink flamingo inflatable but everyone does it these days !

#lightroom #fail #tethered

SHOOTING TETHERED NIKON D800 WHEN LR FAILS

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