Sofortbild
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Tethered shooting for Nikon DSLR cameras.   Free
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Sofortbild is a native Mac OS X application for tethered shooting.

Sofortbild allows you to control any Nikon D3x, D3, D700, D300, D200, D90, D80, D60, D40x and D40 remotely from your Mac via USB or through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter (on selected models).

Sofortbild transfers all captured images instantly to your hard disk for review in full resolution and quality and further image processing.
What's New
Version 1.2.5:
  • adds support for D4, D800 and D800E
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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+1

Joseph Farrugia reviewed on 01 Apr 2014
No support for Nikon D610 yet as of 31st March 2014.
Pretty please dear developer/s ;-)
[Version 1.2.5]


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+36

Hervé 5 reviewed on 16 Sep 2013
Works as announced with a D5200 with the exception I just can't trigger Live View...
[Version 1.2.5]


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+16

Niewiesznic reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
I really like this software, can you make 64bit for Lion ?
[Version 1.1.1b1]


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+1

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Hervé 5 commented on 31 Dec 2009
Excellent software, also works wuth Nikon D5000 here
[Version 1.0.1]


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Osxzilla reviewed on 27 Oct 2009
As Nikon had yet to update their Camera Control Pro 2 software to work with Snow Leopard, I went looking for an alternative to communicate with my new D3x and my laptop.

After installing Sofortbild, I tethered my camera, and fired up Sofortbild. It instantly recognized my D3x and displayed the current settings.

I don't use iPhoto, nor LIghtroom. I manage my files through Adobe Bridge, and set the location of captured images from Sofortbild's Preferences window accordingly.

Through the Sorfortbild interface, I was easily able to change my settings as needed and take a shot. The captured image displayed beautifully and quickly. I clicked the green maximize button, and brought my image to full screen.

I then tried out the Bracketing feature, and that worked flawlessly. Much more control and flexibility than what is built into the camera.

I used the software for the rest of the day (I was actually testing during a live shoot) and it only crashed once. I shoot in RAW which yields, from this camera, 24.3 MP. Perhaps that somehow had something to do with my one crash.

The only display issue I ran into is if I chose to shoot in the TIF format. I could take a picture, but Sofortbild's display screen would stay black. Changing the setting back to RAW on my D3x then resulted in normal behavior in Sofortbild.

The only three suggestions I would make:
1. Remember last screen position/size upon relaunch of app.
2. I realize Sofortbild isn't a file viewer, but it would be great to be able to view a previously taken image.
3. Fix the TIF display issue

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this app, and intend to use it on all of my shoots and see no reason to go back to Camera Control Pro 2. (Which, as of today, is still not updated)

Great job!
[Version 1.0.1]


burypromote

-10
shieldjaguar2002 commented on 15 May 2009
Excellent program, does everything i need and for free!
Works flawlessly with my D90 and even uses my Apple remote!
[Version 1.0]


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Sausalitodog rated on 10 Jun 2012

[Version 1.2.5]



Dlackovic rated on 18 Apr 2011

[Version 1.1.1b1]



+1

Andrs rated on 03 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Free
Date:05 May 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Sofortbild is a native Mac OS X application for tethered shooting.

Sofortbild allows you to control any Nikon D3x, D3, D700, D300, D200, D90, D80, D60, D40x and D40 remotely from your Mac via USB or through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter (on selected models).

Sofortbild transfers all captured images instantly to your hard disk for review in full resolution and quality and further image processing.


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