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EOS 1Ds MkII and Mac mini - is tethered shooting possible?
« on: October 08, 2012, 03:41:17 PM »

Hello! :)

I have an aging (but still going strong) EOS 1Ds MkII.

I'm using an old PC for tethered shooting,
but due to size/bulk i would like to get a Mac mini.

I'm not interested in laptops since I want to keep my 24" monitor.

Is anybody here successfully using (or has used) a 1Ds MkII connected to Mac mini's firewire port?

If yes, what exact version of Mac mini an what exact OSX version.

What is/was the software configuration?

Canon EOS software, Aperture, Lightroom or CaptureOne?

On Canon's web site I have learned that my camera is supported by EOS Utilty 2.7.2
and that it requres MacOS X v10.4 - v.10.5:

What about firewire port - is Mac mini's port compatible?

Minis from 2007 have firewire 400 port, minis from 2009 have firewire 800 (cable adapter will be required).

Canon says that firewire port must be "OHCI compliant" and that Texas Instruments firewire chipset is recommended.

My 1Ds MkII refused to work with some PC laptop that had VIA firewire chipset.

Thanks in advance, :)


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