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Old Aug 28, 2004, 8:53 AM   #1
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Hi All,
Like so many others on this forum (it seems) I'm at the point where I'm ready to get serious with digital and take the SLR plunge. My primary interest is wildlife photography. I have pretty much decided on the D2H.
I am also very much interested in remote, wireless camera comtrol. Some of the new low end fixed lens digitals are coming equipped with Bluetooth compatability (very short range). I am intrigued by the 802.11b option for the D2H, which, BTW, is NOT the reason for choosing this model.....as many have pointed out on this forum, the D2H seems a good choice for shooting wildlife.
My question is this:
I know that the "wi-fi" option on the D2H is for long distant (300' max.)downloading of images. Can it be used in the other direction? In other words, can I send commands back to the camera, from a Wi-Fi equipped laptop, to adjust camera settings, trip shutter, etc.?
I realize that this takes specific software to do this, which is available.
Many situations come to mind where it would be a huge advantage to have "complete" remote camera control, from a laptop, not just shutter release (Pocket Wizard, et al.)

Tom
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Old Aug 29, 2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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I know that Canon has a remote control that can do more than just trip the shutter. And I believe it is wireless (but not a 300' range.) Maybe Nikon has a similar thing?

As for the WiFi, I don't believe you can use it to remotely control the camera, but I could be waaaayyy off there. You might want to contact a major reseller and ask them or mail nikon.

You could also ask in the Nikon SLR secton of the forum, not many people here spend that much on a camera, but I know there are one or two that have it.

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Old Aug 29, 2004, 11:10 AM   #3
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Try the Nikon DSLR section on this board or DPreview. You're sure to find the answer to this or any other Nikon questions... that's where the Nikonites hang out.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thanks guys....I didn't realize I was in the wrong forum. I'll re-post in the Nikon forum.

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