Pros

Tethered shooting is invaluable in terms of being able to view an image that you have just taken, presented on a large monitor, with image details, lighting, color, and other image characteristics much more thoroughly presented and viewable

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Tethered shooting pros and cons

Software

Improving USB capture rate with Macintosh systems

Troubleshooting in tethering environments ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

than on the camera's rear LCD screen. Or for that matter previously on a Polaroid, as mentioned earlier. And another advantage in this digital age is the huge increase of disk space available on a hard drive compared to what's available on a CF card — even a 16GB one.

One unique advantage of shooting tethered is the ability to place an overlay of an ad either within the capture program or physically over the monitor to make sure the images being captured fit into the layout as well as the "feel" of the rest of the ad. This capability can be both a blessing and a curse, but when you want and need it, it's there.

Finally, with programs such as Capture One, you can take a test image, adjust the image to your liking, and then have all the settings applied to all incoming captures. Lightroom II can do this as well. This is a wonderful capability as far as I'm concerned.

With the addition of Live Capture on the EOS-1Ds Mark III, a live image can be sent to the computer monitor or external monitor. For a still life with many elements, the composition can be arranged before capturing a single frame, and adjusted from there.

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