viewing images on laptop before i shoot the photo

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by marcosantiago, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. I've just got the Canon Marks 1Ds and a new G4 Powerbook to work with
    it. I would like to see on my computer the same image I see on my view
    finder before I shoot the picture. If you have any knowledge, I will
    appreciate your input and experience on the subject.

    Thank you.
     
    marcosantiago, Feb 3, 2006
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  2. marcosantiago

    Aad Guest

    Take the Canon back to the shop and buy yourself a compact.
    Or this one http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06012606olympuse330evolt.asp
    The only alternative is to break out the Canon's mirror and set in Bulb. But
    that will destroy your cmos.

    There is software for remote control that allows you to make a preview shot
    on screen without recording.
    http://www.breezesys.com/DSLRRemotePro/index.htm

    Aad
     
    Aad, Feb 3, 2006
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  3. marcosantiago

    Dave Guest

    Have you looked into Canon's Digital Photo Professional add in called EOS
    Capture? It won't let you have a live display, but your images appear on
    your laptop or monitor right away. Since the camera and computer most likely
    will be close together anyway, connected by USB cable, you'll see your image
    quickly. Also, you'll have your image data and camera controls available in
    the DPP program.

    Hope this helps,
    Dave
     
    Dave, Feb 3, 2006
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  4. marcosantiago

    Pat Guest

    If you look around, there is a hardware solution that is supposed to
    work but I have never see anyone who used one. It slides onto the
    eyepiece and looks right into the camera as you would. Of course, then
    you can't look inside. That's the tradeoff. But it does what you
    want. I would check by googling or calling B&H. Maybe someone else
    will know what it's called.
     
    Pat, Feb 4, 2006
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  5. marcosantiago

    Paul Furman Guest

    Ha ha, you could point a pocket digital at the viewfinder (I've actually
    done this) but I don't think that's really what he wants. Remote control
    software and test shots works very nicely; it's an excellent way to
    refine an image. For framing, just stick your eye on the camera & adjust
    the tripod.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 4, 2006
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  6. marcosantiago

    Hunt Guest

    And, while it might not be in "real-time," you can make corrections and shoot
    again. One of the great things about digital capture, is that you can just
    Delete the previous image, and no on knows that you even took it.

    For years, there have been 16mm & 35mm cameras, with a real-time video feed
    for the director to view on a monitor, but not with a dSLR. My next question
    is why,exactly, do you want this feature?

    I use Nikon Capture 4.x for computer-aided photography, but, like the Canon
    software mentioned, it's not real-time preview, only what you just shot!

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Feb 7, 2006
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