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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Hello.

I was expecting to be able to see my EOS-R when connecting it to my Mac via USB-C, but I didn't even get the DCIM folder to mount as a drive. I'd hoped to do this so I didn't have to hook up a special SD card reader to copy files off it, but I don't seen any menu items to support such a mounting of the camera.

Is this not something I can do with the EOS-R?

Plugging it in did provide power to the camera though. Is that all the connection does?

Cheers.



Sep 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Are you using a Mac with a USB-C port?


Sep 11, 2019 at 01:27 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


alfarmer wrote:
Hello.

I was expecting to be able to see my EOS-R when connecting it to my Mac via USB-C, but I didn't even get the DCIM folder to mount as a drive. I'd hoped to do this so I didn't have to hook up a special SD card reader to copy files off it, but I don't seen any menu items to support such a mounting of the camera.

Is this not something I can do with the EOS-R?

Plugging it in did provide power to the camera though. Is that all the connection does?

Cheers.


it should do more, I transfer pics thru USB on the Canon M mirrorless




Sep 11, 2019 at 04:50 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Yes it's a Mac with Thunderbolt/USB-C ports.


Sep 11, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Did you try EOS Utility?


Sep 11, 2019 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


alfarmer wrote:
Yes it's a Mac with Thunderbolt/USB-C ports.


Hmm, that's odd, except I've run into cable issues with TB3 when setting up my dock. I guess I'd suggest trying a different cable?



Sep 11, 2019 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


I wasn't trying to use the EOS Utility, just mount the camera as a USB drive.

I used the cable that came with the camera.



Sep 11, 2019 at 10:19 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


I don't own an R but have own several recent EOS DSLRs and M models and none of them will mount as a USB drive on my Mac. I see the little computer icon on the camera's rear screen but I have to start EOS Utility to transfer files or change options.


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Is Bluetooth or WLAN enabled on your camera? If yes, switch it off and try again. (I noticed this feature with other cameras.)


Sep 12, 2019 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


it is fine with windows using canon image utility. i do that with all my canon cameras instead of using a card reader.

must be the mac and the software you are using.



Sep 12, 2019 at 08:33 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


I recently bought a Mac and all but my EOS M5 would connect to it. The older models use the mini USB connector on the camera whereas the M5 uses USB-C. I tried everything to connect the camera but it refused. Until that is I used a different cable and it connected! I think USB-C cables can be delicate so try another cable?


Sep 13, 2019 at 05:38 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


(Not sure if this is relevant, but my experience with "USB-C" cables was strange and worth sharing. I recently bought a tiny portable bus-powered 1TB SSD (Sony Sony SL-E1/BT for $150 @ Focus camera - it's back p to $200 now) and tested its transfer speed and was disappointed to find it was only ~60 MB/sec. I tried a different cable and it was ~480 MB/s - close enough to its advertised rating. This was using an early MacBook with only one USB-C port. Both cables could mount the drive and the connectors on each end looked identical)


Sep 13, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


I connect the EOS R to MacBook Pro and open a app called Image Capture. It copies all the images.

The app Image Capture is present on all Macs.



Sep 15, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Thanks everyone, I was just hoping to see it mount the camera as a drive...


Sep 15, 2019 at 11:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Canon is special in being the only camera maker (to the best of my knowledge) that does not allow the device to operate as a mass storage volume when connected to a PC / tablet / phone; they insist on having the cameras operate as "image acquisition devices" instead. I was hoping that might go away sometime, but apparently, not just yet.

For me it's usually no big deal since I'm using a laptop all of which have SD slots anyway. But it might be irksome for many people (and it's not clear just for what benefit, if any, Canon still insists on using that method).



Sep 16, 2019 at 05:47 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · EOS-R Transfer Pictures with USB-C?


Just buy a Sony reader for $25 that transfers at nearly 300MB/sec. It weighs 20 g and takes up very little space. It's simply not worth the effort to use a camera as a card reader.

EBH



Sep 16, 2019 at 06:18 PM







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