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Nikon wireless tethering setup guide

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  • Mattia Ozbot

    Hi, 
    I have a problem, when I connect Z9 on the machine it tells me to connect with wireless transmitter. If I pair Z9 and Captoureone I get this error message.

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  • FirstName LastName

    I had same problem.
    I changed Langage setting Japanese to English, but it was same error.

    Z9 firmware 2.11
    MacBook Pro M1 Max 14'
    macOS Monterey 12.6
    Capture One 22 Pro 15.4.0.22

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Double check the user manual for the Z9 and ensure the camera is setup correctly. If you've done that already, contact support as it could be a bug.

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  • seth miranda

    ok got this wireless setup going with Z9  however I have my camera set to 5g wifi but for some reason the camera connection says its 2.4g is there a way to get it to use the 5g connection maybe itll work faster?    

    wrote this 8 months ago just checking if there’s any answer here?

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  • FirstName LastName

    Hi Jack

    I have tried various ways to solve the problem of Z9 not connecting with Wireless, and I will share them with you.

    The problem was the Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility.
    In my case, I had paired with Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility before connecting wirelessly to Capture one, and this seemed to be the cause.
    I turned off pairing in the Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility, and
    When creating a new network from the Z9, pairing with Capture one instead of Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility worked.

    I have tried wireless tethering for high efficiency RAW with the new update and it works well too.

    So its not bug, I think

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    "The important thing to remember is to replace any mention of 'Wireless transfer utility (WTU)' with 'Capture One' - they both achieve the same thing, as Capture One acts as a proxy for WTU."

    I will update this so that it is clearer that WTU cannot be used or open when trying to connect to Capture One. Sorry for the confusion.

    seth miranda I can't help directly with this one as it is camera specific, and I don't currently have access to this camera model. If you have trouble solving this using Nikon's resources (user guide, manual, help center etc.) then let us know if you think it is something Capture One specific that is preventing the 5 Ghz connection. For what it's worth, I've found 2.4 Ghz to be a bit more stable, but that's perhaps due to the range I've been using and the amount of other devices connected to the 5 Ghz band.

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  • Jeff Nims

    OK.  I have a D7200.  Can I connect wirelessly with it?  All I see here is the Z9.

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Jeff Nims Not possible, I'm afraid. Check the supported cameras list to see the full list of supported cameras: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/6848816259101-Supported-cameras

     

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  • Erik Schultz

    The new Nikon Z8 can I connect wireless with it?

     

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Erik Schultz Yes, you can :) the steps should be similar if not identical to the Z9

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  • Ronald Z

    Hi! Is it possible to only transfer the jpgs to capture one?? Kr Ronald

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  • Ryan Cowan

    Hi, I've been over this step by step again and again with the Z8. CaptureOne just doesn't seem to detect anything. I really don't know what to do. Really frustrating. Capture One 22 15.4 Macbook M1 Z8

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Ryan Cowan That's because you're using a version that doesn't support that camera. You'll need to use 16.2.

    You can download it here: https://www.captureone.com/en/account/download

    You will need a Capture One 23 license to run this version.

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Ronald Z This all depends on if your camera firmware and if the camera allows it. We don't have a complete list of cameras that support this behavior, but it's a common question and something we're working towards providing.

    In the meantime, you can always refer to your camera manual and play around with the options available.

     

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  • Ryan Cowan

    Ah ok. Thanks for letting me know Jack. That’s disappointing.

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Ryan Cowan For what it's worth, you'll also need this version to import files from this camera. So if you've recently purchased this camera then you'll need to purchase a new license to use it with Capture One anyway - if that's any consolation.

    Happy to advise in any case and hope you find a solution that works for you.

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  • Ronald Zijlstra

    Jack-W thanks but with my new Nikon Z8 and the latest Capture One it's not working.

    It would be really awesome for in the future: send JPG's to Capture One also with the same filenames. Camranger is doing it really great ! 

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Ronald Zijlstra If Camranger is able to do it, then it probably means we're able to make something happen. Please make a feature request so that we can get your feedback - you can do that here: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/6431248131613-Improve-Capture-One?sort_by=votes

    or here for mobile: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/11518481642653-Improve-Capture-One-mobile

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    Ronald Zijlstra Understood, but your post is being treated as a formal feature request. Evi (our product manager for mobile) will undoubtedly see this at some point – there are also internal discussions happening around this topic. Thanks for posting and for the dialog that you've contributed to :) 

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  • Jaroslaw Stankiewicz

    Hi,

    I've just spent a couple of hours trying to figure out what's wrong with the Nikon Z9 firmware 4.0 / C1 v23 (16.2) M1 MAC, wireless tether connection. I wanted to give you a heads up in case anyone else encounters similar problems.

    After connecting to C1 wirelessly, I was able to take a few photos, ranging from 2 to 10, but then the Z9 would disconnect. The message displayed by C1 was: "Tethering, internal error; Description: Tethering event: Camera is not open."

    At first, I thought the issue was related to the new Nikon firmware or the new C1 version, or perhaps some interfering settings. In the end, it turned out that the problem was with my Wi-Fi router, and I had to reset the settings. I don't know why it happened now, as for the last six months everything worked perfectly, and I hadn't changed anything.

    Anyway, in hindsight it seems obvious, but I lost about 2 hours dealing with this incredibly frustrating issue. I hope my experience can save someone else some time.

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  • FirstName LastName

    Hi Jack, I'm in the process into looking into a new Nikon body just to support the wireless tethering, but I see there is a lot of questions... Is the Nikon Z9 & Z8 fully compatible with the wireless tethering with capture one? This is very important information to me, as I'll be investing a lot into this. I'll be moving from Lightroom to Capture One, replacing my Camrange with Capture One wireless tethering and I'll need to replace my current Z7II with a Z8 or Z9. It will incredibly helpful if you can assist. Thank you Natelee

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  • Ronald Zijlstra

    The wireless system of Z8 is not working stable.. With Camranger I have no problems with the wifi, so it's more reliable. Only thing is that the Z8 is not working with Camranger yet.. there working on it. 

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  • FirstName LastName

    Hi Ronald Zijlstra Thank you for the update really appreciate the efforts. This does help a lot.

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  • Jaroslaw Stankiewicz

    Z9 operates stably, with the only concern being the transfer times. On a 5GHz network with the router in the same room, a 56MB RAW file (lossless compression) is transferred in 8 seconds. Meanwhile, a 23MB RAW (high efficiency) file is transferred in 4 seconds. Your transfer times will depend on your router. I had to disable the 2.4GHz signal, because if the camera connected to that one, transfer times would quadruple. Otherwise, everything works very well, with no problems occurring with the live view or anything else. Lately, I encountered an issue with it losing connection, but in the end, it was the router's fault, not C1 or the camera. I wrote about it in a post, but it's still pending.

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  • Jack W
    Admin

    The main source of truth for camera support is this page: https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002718118

    If a camera has wired and wireless support, then it will also have it for the mobile app :) 

    I can only recommend that you take out a free 30-day trial and see if you get along ok. We're here to help if you have any further questions.

    https://www.captureone.com/en/account/download-trial

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  • FirstName LastName

    Hi Jack-W thank you for your response.

    I did try your 30-day trail with the hope that I can connect my Z7II. It connects and the program connects to the camera and then just drops off and the only research I found was to upgrade to the Z9. I want to get rid of the Camranger ideally. I imagined the Z7II would work on Capture One if it has wifi connection.

    I'll speak to Nikon MEA and see if I can borrow a Z9 & Z8 and test it out to see if it works.

    I just thought with technology it would have been a bit more advance when it comes to wireless tethering.

    Thank you for the help Natelee

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  • Ronald Zijlstra

    Jaroslaw Stankiewicz did you also use the wifi function directly between camera & capture one? Without the Router? 

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  • Thomas Reiner

    i tried the tutorial to connect to the z9 wireless but the y9 shows not up in Capture one to pair it, with  the WTU it works perfectly there the camera shows up imidietly. i use the latest FW of the z9 and capture one 23 16.2.2 very disapointing

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  • Pascal Rafael Photography

    Also followed the steps as mentioned above, but nevertheless the camera Z9 doesnt want to pass the connection step with WTU app. Opening Capture One doesnt bring me any step further nor the camera is recognized in the latest version of C1. Latest firmware on the Z9 and the win11 is up-to-date. Have no issues with connections using WTU to my laptop. Instant recognition and works smooth. Maybe not the best reference here but even with the latest version of competitor LRC I can get the Z9 working wireless flawless and instant connection. 

    So how can we get this fixed in C1? 

    Thank you for the support as I would prefer keep using C1 for tethering. Looking forward for a final solution. 

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