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I'm posting this as question & answer because Google was no help at all for what turned out to be such a simple 'fix'.

Connecting the camera to the computer showed it as being seen by the OS, but no amount of pushing or poking seemed to make Camera Control Pro 2 be able to detect it. The app would simply show the error "No camera was detected" & hang there. The only way out was to force quit.

This symptom survived reboots & also updating the app [in all I tried 3 different versions].

How do you make the Camera Control Pro application recognise your camera?

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Turn the camera off before connecting to USB.

That simple.

I eventually went through the manual page by page & that was the only thing I hadn't done.

Switch it on again once connected, then CCP will immediately identify & connect to it.
Whether you connect before or after launching CCP appears to make no difference.

Once connection has been established for that session, it then appears you can re-connect at any time & it will still be recognised - it's just that first time.

Needless to say, it was one heck of a "D'oh!" moment. I just hope it may be of some help to future Googlers.

Late note:
This was tested only on Mac.
Would appreciate confirmation (or otherwise, with details) of it working on Windows.

  • Also, do NOT have any other USB cable connected to the MAC (like for charging your phone). – David Wilder Jan 15 '19 at 17:14
  • Interesting - never thought of that one. I have a dozen devices hung off my machine at all times, didn't seem to come into play at all. – Tetsujin Jan 15 '19 at 17:15
  • What is it about additional USB use that would cause the OS to not recognize the attached camera? – Hueco Jan 15 '19 at 22:07
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That simple. 1....Turn the camera off before connecting to USB. 2....Switch it on again once connected, then CCP will immediately identify & connect to it.Whether you connect before or after launching CCP appears to make no difference. 3....Once connection has been established for that session, it then appears you can re-connect at any time & it will still be recognised - it's just that first time. 4....This was tested only on Mac.
Would appreciate confirmation (or otherwise, with details) of it working on Windows.

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