If you have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and have ever wanted to have a large live view of what your camera is seeing as you shoot, you no longer have to pony up a medium-size bucket full of cash for Nikon Camera Control Pro 2. Run, don’t walk, over to http://www.mountainstorm.co.uk/photography/Tether-Overview/Tether-Overview.html and download the latest version of Studio & Lightroom Tether.
The software is a combination of a native app (StudioTether) that talks to your camera, and a Lightroom plugin which talks to StudioTether. The plugin session window displays the camera’s current exposure settings and has a shutter button to capture an image. That’s all wonderful, especially when combined with Lightroom’s auto-import feature. But that’s not the kicker, as far as I’m concerned. Click the little triangle under the shutter speed and the window will open to a LiveView session (if your camera is supported and you are using LiveView on the camera at the time).
I’m in heaven. I’ve wanted Camera Control Pro 2 ever since I got the camera, but I never wanted to pay that much for it. Now it’s free – donations are welcome, and I highly recommend doing so!