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USB shutter control on Canon DSLR???


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Can anyone confirm exactly which models of the Canon DSLR have shutter control via the "standard" USB connection ie Don't require the additional serial shutter release.

If found some info on the DigicIII/4 but I can't see exactly which cameras have which????

DIGIC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edit:

OK Google is your friend!

Over on Cloudy Nights I found this:

I think these are the cameras which are pure USB control:

50D,40D, 500D, 450D, 5D Mark II, 1D Mark III , 7D

Has anyone got some first hand experience in using only the USB??

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Oceanheadted,

Sorry mate, the extended shutter control > 30 seconds doesn't work on the 300D or 350D without the additional serial shutter release ( or a TC80 remote)

What I'm looking for is experience with the Canon USB connection ONLY in controlling the shutter beyond the 30 second exposure....

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Jerry Lodriguss has solved the mystery!!!

To quote:

Whether the camera can be controlled by a single USB cable is not

dependent on the processor type, but rather a function of release date.

For example, the Canon Digital Rebel XS (1000D), as well as the 40D

are DIGIC III processors, and they can control all functions via a

single USB2 cable.

If you go to my page here:

Nikon and Canon DSLR Camera Specifications Compared

and look under the column for connections, if the entry is USB2*

(with the asterick), then the camera can be controlled by a single

USB2 cable, including long bulb exposures.

Any Canon DSLR camera released after the 1D Mark III in February of

2007 will have single USB2 cable control.

Jerry

What a fantastic resource... many thanks to Jerry!!!!

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Ahh,

yes, when I'm in the EOS Utility and I choose bulb the take a picture option gets greyed out. Lucky I've got that remote shutter release!

cheers

Alan

Oceanheadted,

Sorry mate, the extended shutter control > 30 seconds doesn't work on the 300D or 350D without the additional serial shutter release ( or a TC80 remote)

What I'm looking for is experience with the Canon USB connection ONLY in controlling the shutter beyond the 30 second exposure....

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Works fine with EOS 1000 D. Including BULB. Used it the other day - checked this evening, definite. Not that I got anything decent - I think I must have set the HEQ5 handset to 'S' instead of 'N' though - happened a couple of times in the dark, and it never clicks what's wrong till after the clouds roll over. :D

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