Computer controlled D50?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by babalooixnay, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. babalooixnay

    babalooixnay Guest

    Anyone know of a Mac program to control the Nikon D50 other than Nikon
    Capture 4.0. I installed the trial of Capture 4.0 when I got the
    camera and it reeked havoc on Photoshop and everything else so I
    removed it immediately, everything worked fine afterward. Now, three
    months later I wanted to see if I could re-install Capture 4 to see
    what control was actually available for the D50 (Nikon's website isn't
    real informative.) Even though I had removed all the traces of
    Capture 4 I could find, the program wouldn't open without purchasing
    the key, obviously they've hidden a time lock somewhere. 99 bucks is
    annoying but I'd pay it for the camera control if it worked. I just
    don't want any of Nikon's other software in my computer. Even the
    version that wouldn't open started conflicts with Photoshop. The
    conflicts can probably be dealt with one at a time but I don't want to
    pay for that kind of time wasting crap. It's also impossible from what
    I see to install just the camera control part be it a plug-in or a
    separate app.

    Any known hacks or suggested places to start looking? Also no interest
    in a Canon v Nikon. I still love my cameras.

    Thanks in advance!
    babalooixnay, Jan 4, 2006
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  2. Why don't you call Nikon support regarding the functionally you seek?

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    John A. Stovall, Jan 4, 2006
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  3. babalooixnay

    Paul Furman Guest

    It works fine with my D70. The raw plugin needs to be deleted to restore
    photoshop's raw plugin. You can probably reset the date on your computer
    back to test again. There are other programs out there though I don't
    know more than that. Capture allows full control of the camera's
    settings via usb cable or manual control on the camera. The D70 has a
    rather slow connection so it's about a 3 second delay between pictures
    (D50 may be better?). There is a time lapse utility within those
    Paul Furman, Jan 4, 2006
  4. babalooixnay

    babalooixnay Guest

    When you say full control...I'm primarily looking for change of shutter
    speed without touching the camera. I can get the bracketed 3 shots
    with a remote but I'm looking for a seven shot range in one step
    increments with the last shots going as long as multiple minutes. Is
    this sort of control possible? I'll give resetting the camera's date a
    try as well. Thanks.
    babalooixnay, Jan 5, 2006
  5. babalooixnay

    Hunt Guest

    Don't know the problem(s) you faced on the MAC. Capture 4.x on XP w/ PS-CS
    only did a number on the Adobe RAW modules, but this was easily undone - find
    the TWO places that Capture writes the RAW plugin, and replace them both with
    the ARC plugin. After this one little correction, both programs co-exist
    wonderfully, though I'm prepared to repeat the steps above, when I upgrade

    As for your main question, I do not know of any other control program, either
    MAC, or PC, for the D50.

    Hunt, Jan 6, 2006
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