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connect the cam to the laptop when shooting

 
LITTLEL
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Mar 06, 2012 16:57 |  #1

Yep i know how to connect it, but what i want to do, when i shooting, the pics go direct onto your laptop so you can see straight away what you've taken.. I saw a post a while ago about it, but you think i can find it.... :rolleyes:


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Mar 06, 2012 17:29 |  #2

If you use the Canon EOS Utility software you can do this. I believe you can with Lightroom as well, although I've never played with the LR tethered shooting.


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Mar 06, 2012 17:32 |  #3

With Canon EOS Utility there is an option where you have to click on quick preview to see the photo you have taken.


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Mar 06, 2012 17:32 |  #4

I would also like to hear on how to set it up with LR.


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Mar 06, 2012 17:41 |  #5

tolyD wrote in post #14037956external link
I would also like to hear on how to set it up with LR.

A Google searchexternal link is your friend.




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Mar 06, 2012 17:43 |  #6

I should have, Thanks for help.


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Mar 06, 2012 18:34 as a reply to tolyD's post |  #7

Thanks, i googled it, but never knew tethered shooting was the words i was looking for.. Thanks... :D


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Mar 06, 2012 19:36 as a reply to LITTLEL's post |  #8

Your much better off using the canon utilities disk rather than LR...more control over every aspect of the shot, (camera settings, focusing, whatnot).


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Mar 06, 2012 19:46 |  #9

If you go to Lightroom Help and click on the Importing Photos section/link, it will open a page with general Import links/pages. Look down the links to the one for "Import Photos Automatically and click on it.

A page will open with instructions on setting up LR to automatically import from a "watched" folder. This is important because it is necessary for proper tethered shooting.

Follow those instructions. Then, at the bottom of that page will be a link to the page for tethered shooting.

Lightroom Help is actually a good User Guide, and it would be worth working through! It will give you a ton of needed info without having to ask here or grapple with Google!


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Mar 06, 2012 19:47 |  #10

I agree, though, that the Canon EOS Utility is better overall than LR for tethered shooting because of the degree of control you have and because of the Live View functionality.


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Mar 07, 2012 14:32 |  #11

I assisted on a Santa photo shoot last year. The photographer had a 5D Mark II tethered to his Mac via USB. I was operating Lightroom 3.6 while he took the shots.

Several times during the day, the camera and Mac stopped communicating, and we had to reset it.

It was very frustrating.




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Mar 07, 2012 15:31 as a reply to InterMurph's post |  #12

Other useful software options for tethered photography come from Breeze Systems.external link That company offers DSLR Remote Pro in a version for Windowsexternal link and a version for the Mac OS.external link




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Mar 07, 2012 16:22 as a reply to DC Fan's post |  #13

Thanks everyone, been looking into this since i posted, and looking forward to having this addition in the studio.. But, what about wireless? Is there a solution for a 5d mkii..


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Mar 07, 2012 18:14 |  #14

This thread has some info on wireless tethering with the 5DII.

http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​153154


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Mar 07, 2012 19:34 |  #15

LITTLEL wrote in post #14044983external link
But, what about wireless? Is there a solution for a 5d mkii..

Not really.

The most easily purchased wireless link for a digital camera is an EyeFi memory card,external link which can be made to create a WiFi connection to a computer or a cell phone. The device sounds like a wonderful idea, but it's less than wonderful in practice.

The EyeFi uplink essentially needs to be sent through a router to connect with a computer, and that router needs to have internet access at all times - because the EyeFi software insists one being able to connect to an EyeFi server.

It takes some effort to get an EyeFi card to connect to a computer, and even when that connection works, it is far, far slower than a cable link. By a long shot, the best way - the only fast and reliable way - to connect a DSLR to a computer is still through a USB cable.

Now, those who are adventuresome, patient and have the right sort of USB EVDO modem may want to experiment with a battery-operated routerexternal link and an EyeFi card, but don't get your hopes up or expect miracles.




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