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Macro photography

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I shoot alot of  macro photography. I have a Canon SX60 and 80D. Is there a way to connect and Ipad / tablet to the camera to view what the camera is "seeing" so I can focus my shots precisely ( by viewing on a larger screen ). I am not interested in doing any remote focusing. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Macro photography

I can't speak for your SX60, but the 80D supports remote control via WiFi.  You need to install the Canon "Camera Connect" app on your iPad:

 

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/solutions-services/mobile-apps/camera-conn...

 

This definitely supports your 80D and I believe it also supports your SX60 (but I'm a little less confident about the SX60).

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: Macro photography


HENRYBURTON wrote:

I shoot alot of  macro photography. I have a Canon SX60 and 80D. Is there a way to connect and Ipad / tablet to the camera to use in focusing ?


“To use in focusing”? If you mean remote focusing, not with the 80D. Canon EF lenses are not remotely focused. Not sure whether, or not, the SX60 allows for remote focusing. I would not know.

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Re: Macro photography


Waddizzle wrote:

HENRYBURTON wrote:

I shoot alot of  macro photography. I have a Canon SX60 and 80D. Is there a way to connect and Ipad / tablet to the camera to use in focusing ?


“To use in focusing”? If you mean remote focusing, not with the 80D. Canon EF lenses are not remotely focused. Not sure whether, or not, the SX60 allows for remote focusing. I would not know.


I think tap to focus should work...  I have used this with my 5D IV.  You can’t “zoom” remotely.

 

Tim Campbell
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