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    Jan 01, 2007
    EOS 20D and MacBook Pro
    My new MacBook pro only seems to half recognise my Canon EOS 20D.

    The canon software shows the camera as an option when I plug it in, but when I try to access it, it says it can communicate with the camera. Image Capture doesn't recognise a camera is connected either. When I unplug the 20D, the computer tells me I've disconnected it, so it knows it's there in some form, but doesn't want to talk to it (sounds like my relatives).

    I have yet to try my Casio compact camera, but I use the 20D more.

    I know I should just use a CF card reader etc, and I do have one, but tend to leave it work. I find it easier to hook straight into the camera.

    I also need to use the Canon remote control software with the camera, as I do set the camera up to be controlled by the PC for doing time lapse animations (CF card not much use here). eg - (bigger version 1.1Mb)

    I used to just access the camera as a drive in Explorer (before I entered the world of happy computing with my mac), which was very convenient, and leaving the card in the camera also makes sure I don't leave home without it. Not sure if the Mac is supposed to do this or not. It's embaressing turning up somewhere with a bag full of camera gear, and trying to borrow a CF card.

    Tech stuff, in case it makes a difference:
    Camera has latest firmware.
    Mac is a MacBook pro, 15 inch, 2.33 GHZ Core 2 Duo, 2 Gb ram, 120 Gb hard drive.

    Any ideas much appreciated

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    Have you tried taking the card out and putting it in a reader? I have an EOS-30D and that is what I do. It works very well. One of these days I will investigate all the software Canon provided, but no time soon. For now, I simply pop the card into a reader, copy it off to my Mac and fire up Photoshop. Life is good!
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    Member Since
    Jan 01, 2007
    Yep, works fine in the reader (which normally lives at work), but I need it to communicate for the remote control stuff.

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