Shutter Software for Nikon Coolpix Cameras
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Step 1: download the ASCOM Initiative Components v1.3
Step 2: download and install the appropriate setup program for your computer:
Windows 9x, NT-
Windows ME, 2000, XP - Download (v1.5MB) (minimal requirement)
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Frequently asked Questions:
Can I use my USB cable with TheForce?
A. Unfortunately not, theForce requires the SC-EW3 available where Nikon accessories are sold for around $34US.
I get a runtime error 429 when I try to connect, what is wrong?
A. You must install the ASCOM components above in Step 1 and you must install either the 9.x install or the MSI in step 2.
com port is not changing what am I doing wrong?
A. Nothing, This bug was fixed in Build 10 available here (replace your existing theForce.exe with this one. You cannot just use this exe as you must first install the program from step 2 above.
Read this troubleshooting guide (PDF)
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Want even more automation? Try The Dark Side (scripting)
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you find the program useful or if you are having problems.
The Force has been tested on a Nikon Coolpix 990, 995, 880, 885, 4500 and 5000 but should work on any Coolpix that supports the MC-EU1 Remote including the 4300, and 5700 models.
This is "AS-IS" and freeware and it's author is not responsible for any harm that comes to your camera or computer by using this program. It is free, for noncommercial use, and no warranty is expressed or implied. By using the program you agree that any possible legal remedies must not exceed the cost ($0.00US) of the program. Send me a note if you would like to use this for a commercial purpose and we can discuss an arrangement.
The Force is free
for noncommercial use but Copyright © 2002, 2003, Gregory A. Pruden