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EOS-RP and tethering/Wi Fi

I upgraded last year from a Rebel T3i to an EOS-RP mirrorless - a big jump as is turns out. I went to tether today and do not have the correct cable. Before I buy the cable (I figured which I need from Tether Tools), I want to be sure I'm doing this right.

 

I'm pretty sure the using this camera's WiFi won't work. It looks like it has very specific functions - SmartPhone control, printing, Canon Utility apps, and that is about it. Do I have this right?

 

As for tethering:

 

1) Lightroom

 

Does Lightroom support tethering for this camera? The EOS-R is on Lightroom's list, but the EOS-RP is not.

 

2) Helicon Remote

 

Does anyone have any experience with this? I love Helicon Remote's tethered control. They say if the camera has a tether cable that will transfer photos, it will work. I emailed them, but thought I'd ask here too.

 

Thanks to everyone for your help.

 

MarcyB

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Re: EOS-RP and tethering/Wi Fi

Lightroom seems to support tethering to almost every camera made.  I see no reason why the EOS RP would be excluded.  

Make sure the camera is in USB mode.  Make sure that you are using a USB data cable, not a USB power cable.

 

What is a Helicon Remote?  Is that a gimbal for video control?  If so, many of them rely on Bluetooth.  Contact the manufacturer regarding your issues with their gear.

 

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Re: EOS-RP and tethering/Wi Fi

Thank you for your response.

 

Helicon Remote is focus stacking software. You can tether the camera to the computer, and use Helicon Remote to take all of the photos to stack and then stack them. It is amazing to me that I can have the software control the camera, and it does a great job stacking too.

 

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Re: EOS-RP and tethering/Wi Fi


@MarcyB wrote:

 

2) Helicon Remote

 

Does anyone have any experience with this? I love Helicon Remote's tethered control. They say if the camera has a tether cable that will transfer photos, it will work. I emailed them, but thought I'd ask here too.

 

Thanks to everyone for your help.

 

MarcyB


Hello MarcyB, and welcome to the forum!

I don't see the RP on Helicon's compatable cameras list. Have you tried it yet? I'm curious because they sometimes say something "should" work, and it doesn't or not completly Smiley Happy And you are correct, Helicon Remote and Helicon Focus are the bomb. I've been using them for years for flower macros.

 

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