Thursday, May 17, 2012

Canon's Very Long Interface USB Cable. (Video too) Great to tether to your computer while using Lightroom 4.

YouTube Video is posted below of the Canon Interface USB Cable

The interface cable that you insert one end into your camera and the other end into your computer's  USB port is usually just 6 feet long.  Wow, a very short "ball and chain."  My Canon 7D and my new  Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body) (Canon 5D Mark iii, Mark 3) is also just 6 feet in length.  Sure, that is adequate when transferring and uploading images from your camera to your computer. (I hope you don't do this and use a card reader instead.) Adequate, but not good enough.  Onwards. Upwards!!! Yes!!!

What about shooting tethered? If you've shot tethered you will certainly know the limitations of having just a 6 foot cable.  If you walk just one half step too far, yank, and out goes one end of the cable. When you are shooting tethered with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Upgrade Lightroom 4 (or Lightroom 3) you know that you have to restart the program because the cable came out.  Time consuming and potentially embarrassing, especially in front of a model, let alone a high paying client.  The cable is way too short.
Solution: Get a longer cable. Hmmm, I didn't know it existed?  Yes, yes, it does. And here it is -------->>>>>>(click on link)    Canon USB Interface Cable - 15.4' (4.7 m) IFC500U

(An iPhone pic of the box that my new Canon USB Interface Cable came in.)

How long is the cable? More than double the length or just less than triple the length of the Canon camera supplied cable.  Yes, the Canon USB Interface Cable is a loooooong and whooping 15.4 feet. That's 4.7 meters. THAT'S what I call, a party!!! And THAT'S what I call....wait for it, FREEDOM.  Freedom of movement.  Ultimately more freedom to think about the photo shoot and less on worrying about the cable popping and getting yanked out from the camera. Life is about options. Life is about opportunities.  It's an investment.

(Click on the image above and check out the product yourself. I did. And I love it.)

(Below: VIDEO of my new Canon IFC (interface) Cable.
Click on video below)

(VIDEO--Click above for unboxing of the Canon Cable)

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