The Photo Video Guy Podcast - Episode 61

Opensource tethering for Nikon. New Nikon 32/1.2 for 1 series. New Nikon codecs. DP Review looks at D5200. Nikon releases firmware for D700, D300, D300s. Magic Lantern allows streaming RAW video from 5D Mark III. Preorders open for 200-400/4 L. Canon has new video picture style. Canon to release new EOS-M and zooms. Canon continues work on Foveon sensor. Leica to release new camera in June. DxO updates Optics and Viewpoint. Adobe releases ACR 8.1 on Labs. Google+, Flickr and 500px all get updates.

Tethering your Nikon to your computer

Canon owners are probably aware of the EOS Utility that simply allows tethering of your Canon DSLR to your computer whether running Windows or OS X.  It comes in the box with the camera,  Nikon users have to look further afield and a couple of club members were asking me for a tethered solution for their Nikons if they don't already own Lightroom or Aperture. If you use a Macintosh, the tethering app you want is called Sofortbild.  It's done by a fellow from Germany and he does a great job of keeping it up to date.  You can get it on the Mac App Store or download it directly from here.  It's a simple app that does what it promises giving you simple and efficient tethering from your Nikon to your Mac using a simple USB cable.

If you use Windows, check out Camera Control from  They have a compatibility listing posted on their site.

Both tools are free.  Be aware that there are a slew of chargeable apps for tethering but I wanted to focus on tools that work and don't hit your wallet.