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simondodd

Lightroom capturing

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Is anyone here using their DSLR tethered to LIghtroom to capture images for stacking? Is this advisable or should I stick with using a remote/intervalometer with my Nikon and then just download the files at the end of the session using lightroom to grab focus at the start?

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I would imagine most people shooting tethered are using backyard eos/Nikon or dedicated AP software... but whatever works for you! So long as you can still access the RAW files for stacking... as they say "If it ain't broke..."

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Nice one, pretty cheap for such a powerful piece of software! I've not used lightroom for it as of yet so may give it a try before going to backyard Nikon...

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You can use LR but you don't get any real control over the camera other than actuate the shutter. Or at least I can't. This, as far as I know applies to all makes.

If you've got nothing else then it's handy to have an immediate download to a laptop.

Which Nikon do you have ? A 3*** series doesn't have an intervalometer built in but all the others do as far as I know.

Just make doubly sure any software you use will connect if you have a 3*** series camera ! 

Dave.

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I've got the D5000, just watching the 2 hour video on backyard Nikon, looks very very good to me! Gonna have to take the plunge I think! Software plus all the cables needed... Lucky I've been saving for a year for this stuff :) haha

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Don’t discount APT if you are considering BackyardEOS. Seems a bit more user friendly to me. Excellent software IMVHO and also cheaper than BYEOS.

Edit: For EOS please read Nikon :hmh:

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Damn it! Now I have a decision to make! Why can't I just send money somewhere and then everything turns up on my doorstep ready to go ;) hahaha

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5 hours ago, simondodd said:

Damn it! Now I have a decision to make! Why can't I just send money somewhere and then everything turns up on my doorstep ready to go ;) hahaha

That's too easy for this hobby 

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Anyone know what sort of processing power I'm gonna need from a laptop for either APT or backyard Nikon? Will a cheap netbook suffice or will I need something a bit more powerful than that? Thinking something small with good battery life will be better for taking to dark sites rather than some beast of a machine but not sure how much processing power this software needs...? I'm gonna be running everything off a deep cycle leisure battery once I get it all so want to make sure I have the right size battery for a good few hours of photography...

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