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Users of Nikon D3000 with PhotoKey (Pro)

What type of camera do you use with PhotoKey 4 Pro

Nikon63%[ 5 ]
Sony0%[ 0 ]
Canon25%[ 2 ]
Kodak0%[ 0 ]
Minolta0%[ 0 ]
Pentax0%[ 0 ]
Olympus0%[ 0 ]
Samsung13%[ 1 ]
Other0%[ 0 ]

Total Votes : 8

Posted: Fri, 11th Feb 2011, 9:52pm

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jonecool

Force: 2020 | Joined: 20th Jul 2008 | Posts: 10

VisionLab User PhotoKey 4 Pro User

Gold Member

Rating: +2

Hi,

I'm sure most here that use PhotoKey Pro are using a more professional camera than myself (a Nikon D3000). However, for those who do use Nikon cameras (not necessarily just the D3000, but most Nikon's in general) and would like to tether your camera to your PC/Laptop for use with PhotoKey, this can be a problem. I came across a useful utility to transfer images directly from the camera to the computer immediately after the shot has been taken. The Transfer tool that comes with the camera isn't 'automated', you have to manually force a transfer after the shot is taken.

Using Nikontrol 3k, the images are immediately transferred from the camera to a folder on your computer. Then, using PhotoKey 4 Pro, you have instant access to the picture. This makes it an ideal companion for PhotoKey 4 Pro users that are using Nikon cameras.

Oh, forgot one other thing... It's free! Check it out here: http://www.savy.ro/category/nikontrol-news

Just incase you are wondering, no I did not develop this app. Just found it as the only way to automate transfers with a D3000 (The D3000 isn't supported by the Nikon SDK).

Just out of curiosity, I've added a poll to this post to see what type of cameras folks are using to get an idea of how many folks may be interested in this tool.

I hope this is helpful to others,

Jon
Posted: Sat, 12th Feb 2011, 12:27am

Post 2 of 4

xtremed

Force: 2250 | Joined: 10th Sep 2008 | Posts: 109

PhotoKey 5 Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

before switching to a Canon I always used Camera Control 2 to tether the camera to my PC. Never had any problems with it.

But it isn't free wink But has the option to fully control your camerasettings from your pc.

Never the less, a great tip for the Nikon users here that there's also a free solution to tether
Posted: Sat, 12th Feb 2011, 2:12am

Post 3 of 4

jonecool

Force: 2020 | Joined: 20th Jul 2008 | Posts: 10

VisionLab User PhotoKey 4 Pro User

Gold Member

xtremed wrote:

before switching to a Canon I always used Camera Control 2 to tether the camera to my PC. Never had any problems with it.
I tried Camera Control 2 before finding Nikontrol 3k also. Although, for some reason the Nikon SDK (used by Camera Control 2) unfortunately doesn't support the D3000. The only DSLR camera I own sad So I was left without an option until I found out about Nikontrol 3k about a week ago. I've been pleased with it and the developer has been very responsive to recommendations to improvement.

For those interested in a free Nikon Tethering solution, might want to give it a try and get involved shaping this app. while they're on rapid development. From what I saw on their page, they may have a new version this weekend that has even more capabilities such as being able to set camera settings from the app.

Anyways, worth checking out. Hope I was able to help at least one other person by posting this info.

Cheers!
Posted: Thu, 7th Apr 2011, 1:38am

Post 4 of 4

MamaCas

Force: 750 | Joined: 1st Oct 2010 | Posts: 16

PhotoKey 4 User

Gold Member

I recently got a D3000 as a gift. It's an upgrade from an Olympus E-410. Both are entry level but both also take really good pictures. I was disappointed to find that I could not tether my D3000 to my Lightroom 3. Am seriously considering uploading this software you recommend but I'd like to see a few other opinions or personal reviews if at all possible. It's rather exciting prospect but I don't want to hurt my camera or my computer....