Friday, February 18, 2011

Nikon D90 Distortion Control Data Upgrade Firmware Now Available from Nikon!

What is the "Distortion control data" upgrade, and how do I get it?

The Distortion Control Data firmware upgrade is available for Nikon D90. This is used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing. This may be loaded into cameras that support distortion control.

You Can Download It Here!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nikon D90 Free Tethering Software!

Photo from DPS
Tethering - Tethered photography is when you connect your camera to your computer with a Firewire or USB cable. You can use your laptop or desktop. After you create your image, it bypasses the camera and is saved directly to a folder setup on your computer. The tethering software then displays the image and you can clearly see the results on a large computer screen as you shoot.

So I’ve always wanted to try tethering my D90 to my laptop for shooting products and small macro items but never wanted to spend the $130 bucks for Nikons Camera Control Pro 2. Especially since Nikon is the only manufacturer that does not offer this software for free like all the rest.

So I did a little googling and found a free software solution I thought I would share here.

First is DiyphotoBits, it’s free and worked great on both my Windows XP laptop and my Windows 7 desktop….I downloaded the software and started shooting within 5 minutes and its very cool. You can even control the shutter and other commands from your computer. Did I mention It’s Free!

For Mac users this free software seems to be the most popular. It’s called Sofortbild

Other Free Tethering software I found but have not tried.

Loligo Tether
Studio Tether (donation requested)

Have Fun!