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Tethering my 5DM3 to my Macbook Pro?

 
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Sep 16, 2014 14:45 |  #1

I want to use my 5DM3 wirelessly so the photos I shoot show up instantly on my laptop in Lightroom or Photoshop, or some other program. I know you can use an EyeFi card to wirelessly transmit photos to a computer, though what is the official Canon way of doing this?

1. How do I transmit the photos wirelessly?
2. Is there an advantage to doing it the official Canon way vs. just using an EyeFi card?
3. Which cable do I need to get if I want to do this with a cable instead of wirelessly?

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Sep 16, 2014 17:50 |  #2

5D3, an EyeFi card may give you trouble because the metal chassis of the camera can interfere with the WiFi signal. I'd suggest using something like qDslrDashboard (external link), which supports Android, Mac and Windows. For the wireless connection, get a TP-Link MR-3040 pocket router and flash it with (same site) ddserver. Then point your program to the directory where you've set qDslrDashboard to send files.


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Sep 16, 2014 18:03 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #3

how many seconds does it take to transfer a jpeg to your computer via this method? I know that tethered takes about 5 seconds which is useful if you want speed.


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Sep 16, 2014 18:17 |  #4

We use it to an Android; never actually timed it, but the image comes up quite fast. I shoot RAW + Small, and transfer the JPEG for review. We download the RAW later for processing.


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Sep 18, 2014 22:42 |  #5

I'm very much a non-techie...is there an easy turn-key solution that is plug-and-play for wirelessly transmitting photos from the 5DM3 to a Mac? What about a wired option to be used as a backup (I do not trust technology to always work)

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Sep 19, 2014 12:20 |  #6

Easy turnkey solution would be around $300 for CamRanger, which is the same hardware as qDslrDashboard uses, just with their firmware instead of ddServer. Wired, qDslrDashboard can connect directly with your camera via USB. But installing ddServer on the MR-3040 is really nothing - point your browser to the router, log into the router, click on the upgrade button and find the file you've downloaded to your computer.


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Sep 20, 2014 14:10 |  #7

CamRanger works and is an excellent choice. The software and user interface is worth it alone.




  
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Sep 21, 2014 15:47 |  #8

1. Just for clarification, CamRanger will allow me to control the camera remotely, and will also transfer the photos to my computer?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ireless_dslr_co​ntrol.html (external link)

2. What about the direct cable option as a backup? Does this have to be a special USB cable or can it be any USB cable?

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Easy turnkey solution would be around $300 for CamRanger, which is the same hardware as qDslrDashboard uses, just with their firmware instead of ddServer. Wired, qDslrDashboard can connect directly with your camera via USB. But installing ddServer on the MR-3040 is really nothing - point your browser to the router, log into the router, click on the upgrade button and find the file you've downloaded to your computer.




  
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Sep 21, 2014 15:57 |  #9

I recommend DSLRController. Look at this video:

http://dslrcontroller.​com/guide-wifi_mr3040.php (external link)

I can tether my 5DIII to my PC, Galaxy S4, or Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. Transfers are quick and easy.


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Sep 21, 2014 19:19 |  #10

southwestform wrote in post #17169346 (external link)
1. Just for clarification, CamRanger will allow me to control the camera remotely, and will also transfer the photos to my computer?
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ireless_dslr_co​ntrol.html (external link)

2. What about the direct cable option as a backup? Does this have to be a special USB cable or can it be any USB cable?

Thank you.

All three of these applications let you control shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus, picture styles, . . .

CamRanger expects you to use the CamRanger transmitter; it won't operate without a transmitter s/n that agrees with the s/n you load into the application.

DSLR Controller (Canon-only and Android-only) will work either via an MR-3040 with the DSLR Controller firmware flashed onto it or via a direct USB connection to an Android that has an OTG (On The Go) cable or capability. Not all Android devices have this capability even if you buy a USB OTG cable.

qDslrDashboard, like DSLR Controller, works either via an MR-3040 or via USB. The difference between the two is that qDslrDashboard has apps that run on Android, iOS, Windows Vista or later or OS X, and supports Canon, Nikon and (in the latest release, to a limited extent) Sony.

And yes, I have and use all three packages. For Canon, DSLR Controller is my preferred app. With our Nikons, or if we need to control multiple cameras at once, qDslrDashboard is the one. CamRanger's big advantage, now, is that it will also control a motorized tripod pan/tilt head.


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