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Innovative Imagery

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Los Angeles, California, US

Did you know that the Canon 5D Classic or Original isn't supported for tether capture in Lightroom 4.2 and beyond?  4.1 YES, but if you upgrade to 4.4 or others to get rid of the bugs, they "break" the tether function for that camera.  It won't work in 5 either.

The work around is to have both Lightroom 3 AND 4 on your computer, so you capture with 3 and then process with 4 or 5 or what have you.

Less and less I am liking Adobe.

Sep 08 13 01:39 pm Link

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Tulack

Posts: 741

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

It's 9 yr. old camera. In 20 years you can post that it's not supported in Lightroom 25.1 Windows 8 doesn't support DOS games also.

Sep 08 13 01:57 pm Link

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R.EYE.R

Posts: 2908

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

It wasn't supported for a while now.
Age of the camera is irrelevant in this case - there are a lot of 5D shooters out there (myself included).
It's not up to Adobe to decide when and how we should upgrade our cameras.

Sep 08 13 09:02 pm Link

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Tulack

Posts: 741

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

I agree. I think it's not up to Microsoft decide if they want to cancel DOS games support. Sometimes I want to play original Warcraft and it doesn't work. And monitors should support 8 bit 256 colors video full screen.  5d software not compatible with Lightroom 5. Same as nice care not compatible with cheap gas. You want cheap gas, get older car.

Sep 08 13 09:54 pm Link

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R.EYE.R

Posts: 2908

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

By this analogy 5DC RAW files should not be supported in Lightroom, neither should 20D, 1DS MkII, etc. For that matter any support for the cameras as devices should not be available in any later revisions of OSes.
Adobe didn't remove tethering for 5DC because of the support, but because their heads are far up their arses.

By all means they can do what they please with their software (and they are doing it already).
It's just not a very nice practice.

Sep 08 13 10:44 pm Link

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C.C. Holdings

Posts: 612

New York, New York, US

R.EYE.R wrote:
By this analogy 5DC RAW files should not be supported in Lightroom, neither should 20D, 1DS MkII, etc. For that matter any support for the cameras as devices should not be available in any later revisions of OSes.
Adobe didn't remove tethering for 5DC because of the support, but because their heads are far up their arses.

By all means they can do what they please with their software (and they are doing it already).
It's just not a very nice practice.

for what its worth, RAW format is a failed pipe dream.

Sep 08 13 11:17 pm Link

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Fialkowski Photography

Posts: 52

BOISE, Idaho, US

Canon's latest camera control SDK dropped support for the 5D classic, too. They remove "older" cameras to add support for the new ones.


http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/stan … D=1-C1JPD1

Sep 09 13 08:40 pm Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12888

Atlanta, Georgia, US

They don't really like their customers much so is it surprising they cut a nearly 10 year old camera...

Sep 09 13 08:45 pm Link

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Mike Hemming

Posts: 370

Easton, Maryland, US

Screw adobe
Before they screw you.

Sep 09 13 08:57 pm Link

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mophotoart

Posts: 1231

Wichita, Kansas, US

well...after last upgrade to cs5 and finding no further benefit .as a so so hack photographer, use other software because adobe is a waste of money and expensive......could care less about adobe products. and the cloud.......

Sep 09 13 09:04 pm Link

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Cuervo79

Posts: 1059

Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala

Innovative Imagery wrote:
Did you know that the Canon 5D Classic or Original isn't supported for tether capture in Lightroom 4.2 and beyond?  4.1 YES, but if you upgrade to 4.4 or others to get rid of the bugs, they "break" the tether function for that camera.  It won't work in 5 either.

The work around is to have both Lightroom 3 AND 4 on your computer, so you capture with 3 and then process with 4 or 5 or what have you.

Less and less I am liking Adobe.

what OS are you using? from win 7 onward cameras in the model and year of the 5d aren't even supported for teathering with EOS utility, my rebel xt is usesless with teathering with my win 7 laptop canon simply decided to stop, so if canon already did it before, a third party like adobe making it work for so long is pretty good IMO

Sep 09 13 11:17 pm Link

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R.EYE.R

Posts: 2908

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

But you can still control Fuji Finepix S5Pro from recent OSX in this day and age....

Sep 12 13 06:23 am Link

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kane

Posts: 1587

Biarritz, Aquitaine, France

C.C. Holdings  wrote:

for what its worth, RAW format is a failed pipe dream.

Um, what??

Sep 12 13 07:33 am Link

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Neil Snape

Posts: 9473

Paris, Île-de-France, France

I am somewhat surprised the tethering part cut yet all RAW functions still work. From the above post, even EOS Utility cut support for tethered too?

They must have tethered support somewhere like C1 or something.

Using old DSLRs are bound to have support issues. We didn't have that with Leica shoots, yet trying to find parts for 10 year old CF lenses was.

Sep 12 13 07:51 am Link

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Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

let me jump on my Windows 3.1 computer quick to test it for ya.... big_smile    but seriously, what's the point of upgrading if you know that something is not going to be supported by the system?  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Sep 12 13 08:03 am Link

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Cuervo79

Posts: 1059

Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala

Neil Snape wrote:
I am somewhat surprised the tethering part cut yet all RAW functions still work. From the above post, even EOS Utility cut support for tethered too?

They must have tethered support somewhere like C1 or something.

Using old DSLRs are bound to have support issues. We didn't have that with Leica shoots, yet trying to find parts for 10 year old CF lenses was.

You see the 5d and other models of the same year release need drivers so the OS can see them, the last drivers canon put out where for XP or vista (if I'm not mistaken on the vista part) so its not that they don't work, its that canon refused to keep making drivers for those cameras, when you plug an old camera to windows7 it looks like a card but that's it... The newer cameras (xti and abover in other models) don't need drivers to get recognized by the os

Sep 12 13 04:22 pm Link

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photoimager

Posts: 4963

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom

Similar for Nikon, with their own software as well. My 'eventing computer' I use along with a D200 & WT-3. If I update software in order to tether my D800, including CCP2, then I lose D200 & D70 tether support. Maybe it is the old USB1 standards that are the problem ?

Sep 18 13 10:35 am Link

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Jakov Markovic

Posts: 1128

Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia

I get how this is a big deal as 5d has no live view and has smomewhat inferior screen.

But at the same time what would you gain by upgrading? I use Lightroom 3.

Sep 18 13 11:47 am Link