Aperture: Photography Tips on Tethered Shooting

Posted by: on Aug 1, 2012

Aperture 3: Tips on tethered shooting

Get tips on tethered shooting with Aperture 3.

Source:  Apple

Products Affected

Aperture 3.x

 

Aperture 3 enables you to use tethered shooting, meaning images are captured directly into your computer from your camera. Not all cameras support tethered shooting, and those that do may need to be set up in different ways to enable this functionality. Consult your camera’s documentation for specific settings.

For information on tethered shooting with Aperture 2, see Aperture 2: Tips on tethered shooting.

The following points should be kept in mind:

  • The minimum requirements for tethered shooting with Aperture 3 are Aperture 3.0.3 and Mac OS X v10.6.4.
  • Cameras not supported by Aperture for tethered shooting may be supported by their own software.
  • Some cameras support both remote computer control and camera control of the shutter with tethered shooting, others may support only one or the other.
  • When capturing via tether, images are written to the computer only.
  • It is recommended that you turn your camera off/on when changing between different software that supports tethered shooting.

The following cameras have been qualified for tethered shooting in Aperture 3.0.3 or later:

Camera Connection Type Connection Mode
Canon EOS 10D USB No setting required
Canon EOS D30 USB No setting required
Canon EOS D60 USB No setting required
Canon EOS Digital Rebel/Kiss Digital/300D USB “Normal”
Canon EOS 1D MK II Firewire No setting required
Canon EOS 1D MK II N Firewire No setting required
Canon EOS 1Ds MK II Firewire No setting required
Canon EOS 1D Firewire No setting required
Canon EOS 1Ds Firewire No setting required
Canon EOS 1D X USB No setting required
Canon EOS 20D USB “Normal”
Canon EOS 5D USB PC Connect
Canon EOS 5D MK III USB No setting required
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT/Kiss Digital N/350D USB PC Connect
Canon EOS 50D USB “Normal”
Canon EOS 60D USB No setting required
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/Kiss Digital X/400D USB No setting required
Canon EOS 40D USB No setting required
Canon EOS 30D USB No setting required
Canon EOS 1Ds MK III USB No setting required
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/Kiss Digital X2/450D USB No setting required
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/Kiss Digital F2/1000D USB No setting required
Canon EOS 5D MK II USB No setting required
Canon EOS 7D USB No setting required
Canon EOS 1D MK III USB No setting required
Canon EOS Rebel T1i/Kiss Digital X3/500D USB No setting required
Canon EOS 1D MK IV USB No setting required
Canon EOS Rebel T2i/Kiss Digital X4/550D USB No setting required
Canon EOS Rebel T3i/Kiss X5/600D USB No setting required
Canon EOS Rebel T3/Kiss X50/1100D USB No setting required
Canon EOS Rebel T4i/Kiss X6i/650D USB No setting required
Nikon D1 Firewire PC setting on Mode dial
Nikon D1H Firewire PC setting on Mode dial
Nikon D1X Firewire PC setting on Mode dial
Nikon D2Hs USB PTP
Nikon D2X USB PTP
Nikon D2Xs USB PTP
Nikon D3 USB MTP/PTP
Nikon D3s USB No setting required
Nikon D3X USB MTP/PTP
Nikon D4 USB No setting required
Nikon D200 USB PTP
Nikon D300 USB MTP/PTP
Nikon D300s USB No setting required
Nikon D700 USB No setting required
Nikon D800 USB No setting required
Nikon D800E USB No setting required
Nikon D40x USB MTP/PTP
Nikon D90 USB No setting required
Nikon D80 USB PTP
Nikon D70 USB PTP
Nikon D70s USB PTP
Nikon D60 USB No setting required
Nikon D3000 USB No setting required
Nikon D3100 USB No setting required
Nikon D3200 USB No setting required
Nikon D5000 USB No setting required
Nikon D5100 USB No setting required
Nikon D7000 USB No setting required
Kodak DCS Pro SLRn Firewire No setting required

Additional Information

  • Cameras and configurations not included on this list may work, but have not been verified.
  • Some cameras require a memory card to be inserted to allow tethered shooting.
  • Cameras that use Mass Storage mode are not supported.
Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.

 

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