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EOS 20D with a MacBook

MAR1155
Apprentice

Just got a camera and trying to get set up with a macbook. Imagine need to update driver/firmware as camera hasnt been used in a while nor with macbook. Have taken some pics and want to transfer to computer. When plugged in, macbook doesnt recognize the camera to import into pictures. Macbook version OSSierra 10.12.6. Latest driver from Canon I find is firmware version 2.0.3 but downloaded it and file won't open on macbook.

 

So looking for any input on this resolution 

 

Michael

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shadowsports
Elite

@MAR1155 wrote:

Just got a camera and trying to get set up with a macbook. Imagine need to update driver/firmware as camera hasnt been used in a while nor with macbook. Have taken some pics and want to transfer to computer. When plugged in, macbook doesnt recognize the camera to import into pictures. Macbook version OSSierra 10.12.6. Latest driver from Canon I find is firmware version 2.0.3 but downloaded it and file won't open on macbook.

 

So looking for any input on this resolution 

 

Michael


Greetings Michael,

No drivers are needed to connect your camera to a MAC or PC.  Best to use the cable that came with the camera, IFC-400PCU or equivlent.

 

The FW (v2.0.3) you are referring to is for your camera (updates the version of software running on the camera).  Its an image file you copy to your CF card.  When you turn the camera on, it reads the file and prompts you to update the software.  Once complete you remove te file from the card.  More info found here

 

Upgrading the FW running on the camera is not mandatory, but wont hurt and you might as well do it considering the camera's age.

 

Getting a CF Card Reader as StanNH suggests will simplfy things  

 

Also recommend you install DPP v4.7 for MAC, and the EOS Utility v2.11.  Both found here

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

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StanNH
Rising Star

Get a CF card reader, plug it into a USB port, and import into Photos.

MAR1155
Apprentice
Thanks

shadowsports
Elite

@MAR1155 wrote:

Just got a camera and trying to get set up with a macbook. Imagine need to update driver/firmware as camera hasnt been used in a while nor with macbook. Have taken some pics and want to transfer to computer. When plugged in, macbook doesnt recognize the camera to import into pictures. Macbook version OSSierra 10.12.6. Latest driver from Canon I find is firmware version 2.0.3 but downloaded it and file won't open on macbook.

 

So looking for any input on this resolution 

 

Michael


Greetings Michael,

No drivers are needed to connect your camera to a MAC or PC.  Best to use the cable that came with the camera, IFC-400PCU or equivlent.

 

The FW (v2.0.3) you are referring to is for your camera (updates the version of software running on the camera).  Its an image file you copy to your CF card.  When you turn the camera on, it reads the file and prompts you to update the software.  Once complete you remove te file from the card.  More info found here

 

Upgrading the FW running on the camera is not mandatory, but wont hurt and you might as well do it considering the camera's age.

 

Getting a CF Card Reader as StanNH suggests will simplfy things  

 

Also recommend you install DPP v4.7 for MAC, and the EOS Utility v2.11.  Both found here

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~R5C (1.0.1.1) ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra
~ImageClass MF644Cdw ~Pixel6 
~6D2 (v1.1.1) retiring

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