Google is swamped with walkthroughs for the canon 5D mark ii & iii. I am wondering if anyone has managed to get a tethered shoot setup working with the original 5D on a macbook. If so, how was it achieved?

I am interested in using it under aperture 3.4 (not LR) and am running OSX 10.8.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Could you shoot tethered using the eos utility and then have eos utility load an application, such as aperture, with the just-shot image? Similary, could you make aperture monitor a folder and show the just-shot photo? \$\endgroup\$
    – Peter pete
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 1:35

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According to the Aperture camera compatibility list you should be able to shoot tethered with the original Canon 5D with Aperture 3.0.3 and higher. The camera should be set to PC Connect communication mode. On page 123 of the manual it is explained how to set the communication mode of the Canon 5D.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I've used my Canon 5D in PC connect mode with aperture and it's not working. In Aperture's tether panel the camera appears instantly in the list and then disappears. \$\endgroup\$
    – johnk
    Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 15:05

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