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Canon EOS M6 still not supported?

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37 minutes ago, litwin11 said:

I have now installed the EOS Utility.  I was not able to access the remote shooting feature.  I then went to the EOS Utility manual and saw that it specifically says the M6 (among other cameras) does not support remote shooting or live view.   I think this camera just will not work.  What do you think? 

It's confirmed then; it can't work with BYE.  Looks like canon has butchered the M6 just as they did the M1 to M5.

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I believe that for the original M6 that Canon does not support tethered shooting via a wired USB connection, as with all of their previous mirrorless cameras (M1-M5).

BYE uses the Canon EOS SDK and only supports cameras that are, or were, supported by that SDK. 

That said, it seems that Canon may have learned how important tethered shooting is to their users. According to user reports, the M6 Mark II does support tethered control and is supported by the pre-release version of BYE 3.1.18.

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Are you referring to the M6 or M6 Mk II?  There are not the same.

The M6 Mk II is supported with the latest 3.1.18 pre-release which can be downloaded from the download section pre-release section.

These are the Canon mirror less camera currently supported with the pre-release

  • EOS R
  • EOS RP
  • EOS M50
  • EOS M6 Mk II

The EOS M1 to M5 are definitely not supported, and never will be because Canon butchered the SDK by preventing BULB exposures over USB.

The EOS M6 may be possible since the M6 Mk II is now supported.

EDIT: If the M6 is closely related to the M1 to M5 we are out of luck... but if it is more closely related to the M6 Mk II we may have a fighting chance.  If you have an M6 try it with EOS Utility and see you you can take BULB images with the M6 and EOS Utility.

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I do not have the EOS M6 mrk ii,  Just the original Canon EOS M6.  I installed backyard EOS (latest trial release) and tried it with my camera. It did not connect.  I would be willing to test a pre release.  Let me know how I can do that.

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4 minutes ago, litwin11 said:

I do not have the EOS M6 mrk ii,  Just the original Canon EOS M6.  I installed backyard EOS (latest trial release) and tried it with my camera. It did not connect.  I would be willing to test a pre release.  Let me know how I can do that.

First thing first.

Try your M6 with EOS Utility.  Can you take BULB images in EOS Utility with your M6?

If yes we have a fighting chance of making it work.  If you can not take BULB images in EOS Utility and your M6 it means Canon has butchered the SDK implementation of the M6 just as the did with the M1 to M5.

Keep us posted please.

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I have now installed the EOS Utility.  I was not able to access the remote shooting feature.  I then went to the EOS Utility manual and saw that it specifically says the M6 (among other cameras) does not support remote shooting or live view.   I think this camera just will not work.  What do you think? 

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