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Focus Stacking: Focus Never Changes

Question: ‘I tried focus stacking, but the focus does not change.  It’s all the same focus.  How do I fix this?’. Answer: This is due to an incorrect focus mode on the body.  Set it to the mode where focus is not attempted or required to capture an image in […]

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Using Live View – GPU Mode

Using the new live view GPU Mode? GPU Mode has better live view features and analysis tools than non-GPU mode.  You can change the mode in the Preferences screen, Live View tab.  Here is a summary of the differences: – Use the new GPU mode if you are using high […]

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Missing .dll error

Affects Version: 5.3 This error occurs due to a missing Microsoft VC++ 2013 Redistributable which should have installed with ControlMyNikon. You can find it here: Download and install the VC++ 2015 Redistributable package for X86 (since ControlMyNikon is a 32 bit app). This works fine on a both 32 bit […]

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HDR

You can capture a series of images of varying exposure so that you can combine them in third-party software to create HDR images. Capturing Images for HDR – Connect to the camera. – Go to the Workflow menu and select ‘HDR’. – Put a chekmark beside ‘Enabled’; – Add one […]

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Burst

You can capture a burst of images when you trigger the shutter. Capturing a Burst. – Set the body in Continuous mode. – Connect to the camera. – Go to the Workflow menu and select ‘Burst’. – Put a checkmark beside ‘Enabled’; – Select the number of shots to capture […]

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Time-lapse

The time-lapse workflow allows you to trigger the shutter based on a defined interval. You can specify when to start, how many images or videos to capture, and when to end. You can even capture an HDR timelapse. Example: Capturing Images for a Timelapse Let’s capture one image per ten […]

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Stop Motion

You can capture the images neccessary to create a stop motion video. ControlMyNikon does not compile the captured images into a video, however. Preparation – Set up the Folder and File-naming settings in the body tab. – If you plan on saving scenes to different folders, consider creating a profile […]

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Long Exposure

You can capture a long exposure using shutter speed settings up to 30 seconds or bulb mode if your body supports tethered bulb or using a DSUSB device. Example: Capturing a Long Exposure Let’s capture a Light Frame, and a Dark Frame (used for noise reduction in third-party applications). – […]

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Focus Stacking

You can capture a series of images with varying focus that can be combined with third-party software to give you a greater depth of field. This is useful for macro where a typical f8 depth may be only 1 mm, but the subject has greater depth. ControlMyNikon can capture the […]

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