THank you so much for the suggestion! No worries about the battery, etc. You do need that Canon raw codec, otherwise the operating system doesn’t know what those files are. Once you have that, you don’t need a card reader, but it’s handy to have simply because you can transfer a large number of files much faster than when transferring from the camera directly. It doesn’t come automatically with other software.
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The 5D manual is available from Canon on line at http: It doesn’t come automatically with other software. Once you have that, you don’t need a card reader, but it’s handy to have simply because you can transfer a large number of files much faster than when transferring from the camera directly. Share This Page Tweet. Depending on the USB transfer mode setting, the operating system, drivers, etc. Card reader, copy files from the card to your hard drive via Windows Explorer, and then use DPP to open the files.
Canon seem to have something of a split personality about backwards compatibility. THank you so much for the suggestion! If you need to do that sort of thing, get hold of a cast-off laptop running XP and install 5D-era Canon software on it.
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You now know that this is NOT a problem for transferring files from your camera to the computer — just take out the CF card, put it in a card reader, and use whatever is your favourite method of moving files around. But Vu600en.ece would second JDM’s suggestion for the card reader. Can anybody help me resolve this problem? BTW, you’d probably be better off to follow nearly universal practice and use a card reader instead of directly using the camera to PC link.
I have no idea what I’ve done wrong or why it would possibly this hard to see a file in a file format that has been around for YEARS. JDMvWNov 4, By the way, no way I refer to it as Windoze anymore. Vu600en.exr there are so many options I always use a card reader which “just works. If, on the other hand, the problem is entirely on the PC side, try using Adobe Bridge to download the images from the camera.
You must log in or sign up to reply here. However, they are so cheap that I would definitely buy one rather than go through what you are going through. It’s very cheap, and that’s all you need. Just plug your CF card into it, drag the files to the PC, and open them in any software that recognizes that flavor of CR2 files.
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On the other hand, they have withdrawn support for a lot of early DSLRs for connection to the computer; to connect a 5D you not only have to find the right version of EOS Utility recent ones won’t do but also make sure you are using an OS under which the 5D driver will work not later than XP, I think, if you are using Windows. It’s as fast as anything I’ve tried on any computer. I think you need to install a file called “Canon Raw Codec”. This should work for legacy USB connections, but will not rescue early 1D-series users where the connection uses FireWire.
No worries about the battery, etc. Hi Everybody, I’ve spent days reading uploading downloading uninstalling installing updating reading searching scouring installing uninstalling I usually don’t use a card reader although I have one. Your name or email address: Newest version has better noise reduction and sharpening features. Don’t let them sell you a more expensive multi-format reader, unless you need one for other kinds of micro cards.
FYI once you install any version of DPP, you can easily upgrade to the latest version by downloading the files from the Canon site. The 5D is older now, so you don’t even need the latest version. But I’m getting a card reader this weekend.