Nikon On-Line Classes uk

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by mike_halliwell, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. Found these..

    Nikon School Online

    Sadly, for tethering they appear to use Capture One.

    Sums up Nikon's own software sadly.
  2. Capture One is widely regarded as one of the best or the best software for tethering. They also have a dedicated Nikon version of the software.

    I generally like the software but it doesn't have profiles for some of the lenses that I use so I basically use Nikon and Adobe software with more extensive lens profiles.

    One thing where Nikon software has an advantage in is that it's possible to keep the original in the camera while also transferring a copy to the computer. This isn't supported by many third-party tethering solutions; you basically only get the copy in the laptop and none on the card. One way to get around this is to use Nikon wireless transfer utility and transfer the images via that to the computer and then have the editing software watch the folder for new files and they are then automatically ingested into the catalog with Lightroom. In this case you can retain the images on the card as well. This works with networked connection (either using Ethernet cable or wireless connection). If you use USB, then the Camera Control Pro 2 can be used for tethering while retaining copies in camera and transferring to the computer. As the images are written to a specific directory, you should be able to use LR or other software to "watch" that directory to pick up the files for editing.
  3. +1 for Capture One probably being the best software out there. It's difficult to see Nikon improving on it.... even if they could be bothered!

    I'm intrigued by the remote shooting option, but scheduling it for midday BST hardly seems likely to offer the most exciting light.
  4. Indeed!

    Nikon Capture Control Pro 2 has been moribund for literally YEARS....:(
  5. How is that? Which features do you need for remote control that are not supported on Camera Control Pro 2?
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  6. It's not so much the lack of features, as the horrid UI.

    There's a convoluted way to do Focus Stacking, but it's not a native ability.

    NB. The machine I'm currently typing on is a Windows 7 64 machine which cannot run the latest version. So, I'm on 2.29.1.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2021
  7. The word "cannot" is a bit strong there.
    Better replaced with "has been deliberately rendered unable to".
    That's how the b*st*rds separate you from your money and needlessly contribute to acres of landfill!

    There's fundamentally no difference whatsoever in the hardware needed to run Win7, 10 or the crippling new Win11. Moore's 'law' stalled almost to a halt years ago, and all we're getting are CPUs with more cores and threads working in parallel (albeit with greater energy efficiency). The underlying instruction set and bus width remains stuck in the era of WinXP 64, while scripted bloatware triumphs over proper coding.
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  8. Yup, I even tried downloading, just in-case, it but it wouldn't install.

    Mind you, I probably ought to actually build my new machine now I've gathered all the bits.... and install Win 10 Pro.
  9. That way madness lies...

    I find Windows 10 such a strange land that I think I'd rather go over to the Geekside and learn to love Linux.

    Sudo, Sudo, Sudo. Oh great god of freeware in the cloud, give me the strength of finger to master thy command line again, for I have strayed into the temptation of the valley of GUI, and forsaken the power of thy word. Teach me thy commandments again, as it was in the beginning, when DOS was the word and the word was with DOS. Amen.
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  10. Nice!
  11. The problem for most of us is that many of the programs we rely on do not run under Linux. In my case Lightroom, Photoshop, Quicken, and my Household Inventory program do not run under Linux. Yes, there are "alternatives", but I am in no mood to start learning alternatives. I have spent enough time with steep learning curves becoming comfortable with the programs I have.

    By the way, the way I read Mike's post is that he cannot upgrade to the latest version of Nikon Capture, not that he cannot upgrade his whole computer to Windows 10. Perhaps he has other programs that he relies upon that will not run under Windows 10.
  12. Correct.

    My normal converter for Nikon REFs is DxO, but it doesn't support Nikon Z6ii unless you go to the latest Prime v4 that only runs on Win 10.

    So my Z6ii + 500 5.6 PF images need DxO 4 which needs Win 10>
  13. Sorry, that should read Nikon NEFs ...... :)

    The main reason for the rebuild was the USB controller on the mobo started to corrupt JPEGs when making backups. It made all the usual stuff with maybe half grey areas with extra jazzy colour stripes but a still just recognisable image. You could still see the cat, but he'd gone half green and magenta and had his paws offset by a few inches....:eek:
  14. Yes, Adobe has gone the same route of artificially making some programs incompatible with earlier operating systems. I tried to update Camera Raw on Win7, only to be greeted with a bogus notification that 'This version cannot be installed on this version of Windows' or some such BS.

    I'm getting sick of software developers' laziness/duplicity. If Sony and Capture One can make their latest Raw converter run on Win7, what's Adobe's problem?

    Plus, programs made 'portable' on one version of Windows will nearly always run quite happily on another.
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