Shooting Tethered: A Matrix Showing Every Combination Possible

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by dinsdale, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. I'd really like to see someone develop a matrix or chart of sorts, indicating which Canon body will work with what application (Lightroom, Capture One, Aperture, EOS Utility, etc) and on what OS version. And there are many OS versions, when you think about it.
    Upgrade your OS and your tethered connection quits.

    Invest in a different application and your tethered connection quits.
    Keep your older Canon DSLR and your tethered connection quits. :)
    Example: A Canon 5D does NOT work with Capture One on OS X Lion (10.7.) It DOES work with Capture One on OS X 10.6.8.
    Is anyone familiar with a matrix like this? Or does anyone care to share their experiences and maybe I could create (and share) this chart?
    Thanks!
     
  2. You will need to be prepared to keep this chart up to date, Tom. In this space things change every day, I imagine.
     
  3. I agree, David, but it would be helpful.
    I want to update my OS to at least 10.7 but I remember that my 5D does NOT work with Capture One. I had to go back down to 10.6.8 to get it to work again. Does my 5D work with Lightroom 4 on OS X 10.7? I can't say for sure yet.
    Anyone?
    This matrix/chart could include Nikon and common digital backs, of course.
     
  4. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Adobe has a list of cameras that work with tethering and it's always kept up-to-date.
    http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support-lightroom-4.html
     
  5. Thanks, Jeff. This a start!
    Still no mention of my 5D being compatible with Lightroom 4 on OS X Lion. I don't want to update my OS and then shoot myself in the foot.

    Anyone?
     
  6. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Right here on that page:
    EOS 5D, EOS 20D, and EOS 350D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital N) no longer work with tethered shooting in Mac OS 10.7 (Lion).​
     
  7. Got it, thanks Jeff. I overlooked that note.
     
  8. Tether Tools has done a pretty good job keeping up to date with the software options & features - http://www.tethertools.com/plugging-in/software/
     
  9. Thanks, Jack. Good input.
     

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