I've installed EOS Utility, and had no issues whatsoever bringing in photos from my 1DX Mark III into the folder I specified.
My question is, if I connect my 7D and 20D (having bought them used, I don't have the necessary cables yet; those should be here this week), will EOS Utility work with those cameras as well? Or are there specific versions of Utility for specific cameras?
Thanks in advance!
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Some newer operating systems seem to have problems recognizing some older model cameras. The absolutely simplest solution is to use a remote USB card reader to download your images to your desktop or laptop using Windows File Explorer, or the equivalent in a Mac OS. A decent card reader probably costs less than buying more cables. And nothing to plug into your cameras and no additional drain on their batteries. Sounds like wall-to-wall win to me!
OK, thanks. Works for me. I do have a SanDisk reader I've used for years, and it's perfectly fine. I was just wondering if it would more efficient to use EOS Utility, but I can certainly live with the reader for the older cameras.
I would try it first and see if version 3 supports all of the cameras. I use it my 1DX, 1DX II, 1DX III, 5DS, and 5DS R bodies.
I try to avoid frequent use of card readers to avoid potential damage to the camera card contacts, particularly CF type which aren't nearly as robust as SD card sockets.
You can transfer files to your computer via USB cable WITHOUT EOS Utility. You can disable EOS Utility from starting automatically when connecting camera to computer. On Windows, Macs and Linux your camera will mount as a drive in File Explorer or on your Desktop. No need for ANY software simply for transferring files.
You can always start EOS Utility from your Programs menu if you want to use the other functions it has.
His 7D and 20D requires EOS Utility 2.14. A cable connection or card reader is the way to go.
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So just out of curiosity: I believe it was 3.13.30 I installed yesterday (I'm at work right now and can't check until later), and I used it with my 1DX last evening with no problems. Are you saying that version 2 has been installed as well alongside 3.13.30, that will work for the 7D and 20D? I am using Catalina, BTW.
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