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Does the Canon EOS 400D work directly with Apple Aperture?

Asked by richardhenry (12651points) December 24th, 2007

It seems that the only way to access images on the camera is through the crappy camera utility — I then have to load them into Aperture for processing. Is there a driver or something that would allow Aperture direct access to the CF card on the camera? Or should I just invest in a CF card reader?

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robhaya's avatar

You should be able to import your photos directly from your 400D into Aperture using the USB transfer cable that came with your camera. You may have to configure your Mac to always import images into Aperture by default, if its not doing so currently.

When you attach the mini-usb to your camera and the USB cable to the computer and turn the camera on, the photos will begin to transfer immediately to your default application of choice.

Good Luck!

richardhenry's avatar

Unfortunately that isn’t the case. Most cameras mount the CF card as a flash memory card into OS X, but for some reason it isn’t read in that manner and access can only be made through the utility. I was wondering if there was a driver available to the camera that allows a native mount?


GeauxTigers's avatar

I was under the impression that if you are running the latest version of Aperture (1.5.2) and Mac OS 10.4.11 or 10.5.x, it would import straight RAW photos from your 400D.

See here and here

richardhenry's avatar

I will try updating the camera firmware. Thanks!

ahalvor's avatar

what format was your compact flash originally in? i.e. was it formatted on a vista box?

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