Lightroom 4: Is there an unsupported camera tethering work around?

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Hello,

After reading about tethered shooting,
I purchased Lightroom 4 and a new laptop with Windows 7 64 OS. I understand my older camera is not supported. (Canon 350D) Is there a work around?

Thanks,
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That is fairly simple.
You can use the "Monitor Folder function" in conjunction with Canons EOPS Utility.
You only have to setup the corresponding directories.

You have all functions and settings available thru EOS Utility
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Hi Klaus,

Thanks for the reply. The only problem is that I don't see EOS under downloads under Windows 7 64 bit for my camera. There is no EOS download at all.

Dana
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Dana,

You are probably looking at the wrong place.

http://www.canon.de/Support/Consumer_...

There is a EOS for the 350D (I checked that on the Canon Site in Germany, I'm German) but there are other languages available as well. If you dont find the x64 Version don't mind use the normal Windows 7 Version.

The only pitfall might be, you need your Original EOS Utility Disk in order to install. If this disk is not available you've to add an entry in your regestry.
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Hi Klaus,

My German is not good. ;-) (I took it in high school) but I didn't see anything for Win7 32 or 64 bit. There is an EOS updater download for Winxp

EOS Utility Updater for Windows

Kompatibilität
Betriebssystem(e):
Sprache(n):
Software
Dateiversion: 2.7.3
Dateigröße: 31.4 MB
Dateiname: EU273EN.exe

I will try it and let you know.
Danke
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Dana,

You can try this one, it should work on W7 also because I never had seen X64 Versions before.

But be awre you must have the Original EOS-Utility in order to install. An Entry in the regestry can override this prerequisite.

below is the path to the entry that should be added in order to install without CD. Please be aware you are editing an important system file !!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\EOS Utility]

If you are on fb please let me know. Maybe I can arrange a CD transfer ;)
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Klaus,
I installed EOS and it works only in PTP mode and not in PC mode so I can get pictures off the camera but I can't remote control it. The 350D is not supported by Canon on any 64 bit Windows.

I have searched the web and found out that you can use the watched folder work around in Lightroom 4 after loading a virtual Win7 32 bit using VMware or Virtual Box under Win7 64. I will be trying the VMware today and will let you know.
Thanks for your help.

Dana
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I have tried an XP and a Win7 virtual OS with WMware and I can't get it to recognize the camera. I am getting another camera body.

Thanks,
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I was browsing all my old CD's but even the oldest one I have is not supporting the 350D.

Then I was browsing several Canon sites and found the follwing link

http://www.canon.ie/Support/Consumer_...

this points to a EOS Utility for the 350D.
As a last resort you may try this.