out of curisosity: has someone got a Nikon (model 8400/880/4500) remotely controlled (shutter speed etc. for HDR) under Linux ?
Paul's informative posting from March 2005
mentions hacking the firmware to get a remote controlled sequence of shutter speeds on a Nikon.
Linux USB pages say that most Nikons are supported by gphoto2:
Reading images on a 4500 with PTP mode works, remote trigger works, but mostly likely the firmware doesn't support setting of the shutter speed:
Nikon Europe support tells me that only the 8400,8800,L1/L101,S4 support remote control via USB (firmware of the 4500 at hand is 1.2, most recent one at Nikon is 1.3, which they say differs only in flash control). Has someone info on the inofficial side to this ?
(If you are not aware of it, holding the 'menu' button at power-on displays the firmware version)
Someone I talked to mentioned some undocumented pins on the 4500 USB connector, which are supposed to be RS232 with remote control features. Apparently he'd be testing this soon.
Anyone aware of 3rd party companies selling something like an HDR firmware for NIkons (or other cameras) ?
Info on positive experiences with other brands and HDR control via USB on Linux would also be much appreciated.
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