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Nikon D90
Nikon D90

Nikon D90 setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Dragonframe 3.6: YES
Dragonframe 3.0: YES
Dragon Stop Motion 2: YES
(Dragonframe was previously called Dragon Stop Motion)

Live View

The Nikon D90 provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 640 x 426.
The Nikon live view does not have live view exposure simulation.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Nikon D90 ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality and size.

Product Info

The manufacturer's product page for the Nikon D90 is here.
You can find the camera manual and specifications at this site.

Manual Lens to Avoid Flicker

To avoid flicker that can be caused by electronically controlled aperture lenses, please use a manual Nikon lens ('D' series). Read More

Setup Instructions

  1. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  2. Power your camera by AC power if possible.
    • If you do use a battery, make sure it is fully charged.
    • If you use AC power, remove the battery.
  3. Close any other applications that might connect to your camera.
    • For Mac OS X, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
  4. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  5. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  6. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  7. Set Auto Image Rotation to Off.
  8. Set Lens to Manual Focus and disable Vibration Reduction.
  9. You may need to remove the CF/SD memory card.
More: Camera Setup and Troubleshooting guide.
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