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BYE not detecting EOS 20D


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I'm not certain how Canon packaged their DSLR Software back when the 20D was released.  But about 5 years later when my 400D was released, the Drivers were packaged with the ZoomBrowser Image App and with the EOS Utility.

From the snapshot you posted, you'll probably want to download both the Canon RAW Codec 1.11.0 and the ZoomBrowser EX 6.7.2 (in later days, the ZoomBrowser Updater required an Original Install of ZoomBrowser already installed - don't know about the versions above).  And the Digital Photo Professional v3.14.15 (hmmm - almost pi).

But, for the Drivers, IIRC, you'll have to look to the Other Tab - Utilities.  (And I don't recall what the Drivers package was named...)

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Is Windows 10 64 bits and your VM 32 bits?  That may be the issue.  Your host W10 may have to recognize the camera before handing it off to the VM.  If this is the case it will never work because the host W10 pc is 64 bits and can't even see the camera for what it is.

Someone with more experience with VM and USB handoff may be able to give you more info; I'm just speculating.

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Ah that might actually be the issue. I've been looking for a PC that's 32-bit but can also run the camera software and any related planetarium software. Would it be better to just cut my losses with software and try taking pictures just using the camera and a shutter release cable?

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5 hours ago, nut said:

Would it be better to just cut my losses with software and try taking pictures just using the camera and a shutter release cable?

Honestly, it would be so much Better to "cut your losses" by buying a Newer Canon DSLR.  A Used DSLR can be had (Refurbed or just "Gently Used") for about the Price of an Intervalometer and one Software.

You don't need the Latest Model, nor one without Scratches to the Camera Body, nor even one with all the Kit Lenses.  All you need is a Used T3i or T5i (my favored models).  You can pick up any Canon DSLR on the Supported Camera List EXCEPT the T4i (any model listed as supporting LiveView and Bulb (USB)).

All of your existing Canon Lenses will work.  And you will get Important Features that the 20D simply NEVER had - LiveView, USB Bulb Tethering, Better Sensor (Less Noise, More Sensitivity, Smaller Pixels, Higher MP, Better Daytime Focus), Modern Software, and more.

Used Canon DSLRs can be found Online from many Reputable Dealers:  Adorama, B&H Photo, KEH, Roberts, Spencers, Astromart, Cloudy Nights, and even eBay or Amazon.

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I was going to pick up the T3i before seeing the 20D and thinking I'd make it work despite it being outdated. Is there a preference you have for either the T3i or the T5i? Thanks for the help btw, first time using DSLR to capture anything in the night sky. I'm lucky to have my ZWO running while figuring this stuff out.

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15 hours ago, nut said:

Is there a preference you have for either the T3i or the T5i?

Both of these Models are 18MP Sensors with very similar sized Pixels, with the T5i reported as having slightly less Thermal Noise.  And the features utilized by BYE are present in BOTH.  So, from a purely BYE-related perspective, the T5i has a slight edge.

The T5i is substantially better for Daytime / Terrestrial Photography (additional Focus Points - and these are Better Design; Higher top ISO; Bigger Image Buffer - Faster/Longer RAW Burst Shooting; Touchscreen for Menu Controls).

 

Now, if you can find a used T6i at a Good Price - it has a newer Sensor than either T3i or T5i - Better "QE" Sensitivity and Noise Control - and incrementally better Feature Set for Daytime Use.

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