Digital SLR and Mac Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 0dbu, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. 0dbu macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    I have a Canon EOS Rebel SLR camera and I am trying to hook it up to my MacBook Pro to pull some pictures off, however, it doesn't seem to be mounting properly. It looks as if the camera and the computer are communicating, but nothing is happening and I don't see anything in Finder. I looked in System Profiler under the USB tab and the computer is seeing the camera, but still I have nothing. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Make sure the camera is in Mass Storage Mode.
     
  3. 0dbu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am not finding anything in the menus. For what it's worth, I've always just plugged it in and it worked on Windows and Linux Mint, kind of befuddled here...
     
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Also... try opening Image Capture..... I don't directly connect my camera, so this is just an educated guess...
     
  5. 0dbu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That did the trick, thank you. I was expecting it to mount like an external disk like it did in the past.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is called USB Automount. It is an optional feature of the USB standard. I've used $5.00 keychain cameras that support USB Automount. For reasons known only to itself, Canon does not support this feature.
     
  7. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Glad it worked...Congratulations.
     
  8. 0dbu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It would auto-mount in Winblows and Linux just fine, threw me for a loop when it wouldn't on the MBP...
     
  9. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    why not just stick the memory card in the laptop?
     
  10. 0dbu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an older MBP, it doesn't have a card reader...
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    USB Automount is OS-agnostic. MacOS X [and Windows] supports it for all devices that enable the feature. Having the camera mount on the Desktop is not the same thing as USB Automount.
     

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