Aperture 2: Tips on tethered shooting
This article offers tips on tethered shooting with Aperture 2.
Aperture 2 or later offers the option to shoot tethered, meaning that images are captured directly to your computer. Not all cameras support tethered shooting, and those that do may need to be set up in different ways in order to enable this functionality. Consult with your camera's documentation for specifics on settings. Different cameras from the same manufacturer may vary in regards to each of the following points:
For information on tethered shooting with Aperture 3, see Aperture 3: Tips on tethered shooting.
- Cameras not supported by Aperture for tethered shooting may be supported by their own software.
- Some cameras support both remote computer control and camera control of the shutter when shooting tethered, others may only support one or the other.
- For best results, use Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Some cameras require Leopard to support tethered shooting.
The following cameras have been qualified for tethered shooting in Aperture 2:
|Canon EOS 10D||USB||No setting required|
|Canon EOS D30||USB||No setting required|
|Canon EOS D60||USB||No setting required|
|Canon EOS Digital Rebel/Kiss Digital/300D||USB||"Normal"|
|Canon EOS 1D MK II||FireWire||No setting required|
|Canon EOS 1D MK II N||FireWire||No setting required|
|Canon EOS 1Ds MK II||FireWire||No setting required|
|Canon EOS 1D||FireWire||No setting required|
|Canon EOS 1Ds||FireWire||No setting required|
|Canon EOS 20D||USB||"Normal"|
|Canon EOS 5D||USB||PC Connect|
|Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT/Kiss Digital N/350D||USB||PC Connect|
|Nikon D1||FireWire||"PC" on Mode dial|
|Nikon D1H||FireWire||"PC" on Mode dial|
|Nikon D1X||FireWire||"PC" on Mode dial|
|Nikon D700||USB||No setting required|
|Nikon D90||USB||No setting required|
|Nikon D60||USB||No setting required|
|Kodak DCS Pro SLRn||Firewire||No setting required||√
* Requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later
- Cameras from vendors other than Canon or Nikon may work if they are set to use PTP.
- Some cameras require a media card to be inserted to allow for tethering.
- Cameras that use the Mass Storage mode are not supported.
- Current generation cameras (Canon EOS 30D or newer, and Canon Digital Rebel XTi or newer) require Aperture 3.0.3 or later and Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later. See Aperture 3: Tips on tethered shooting for more information.