Tethering a Canon EOS R to your computer is quick, simple, and easy with Tether Tools gear! The EOS R has a USB-C data port so you’ll need either a TetherPro USB-C to USB-C cable if you’re connecting your Canon EOS R to a computer with a USB-C port (such as a new MacBook Pro) or the TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C cable if you’re connecting your EOS R to a computer with a traditional USB port.
The Camera – Canon EOS R
The first step in Canon’s mirrorless evolution, the EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system. Revolving around the new RF lens mount, the EOS R is poised to be the means from which to make the most of a new series of lenses and optical technologies.
Focusing on the camera itself, the EOS R features a high-resolution 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. The combination of these technologies offers a wide sensitivity range up a native ISO 40000, fast continuous shooting to 8 fps, and UHD 4K30 video recording. In addition to imaging, the sensor also facilitates an advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which uses 5655 selectable points for quickly and accurately acquiring focus. This focusing system is also sensitive down to EV -6 for working in impressively dark conditions. The AF system is also perfectly matched to the UHD 4K video recording capabilities, which are also rounded out by Movie Digital IS to minimize camera shake, built-in Canon Log gamma for a greater dynamic range, and 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 output over HDMI for even greater color control.
Beyond the performance attributes, this camera has been designed from the ground up and features a high-resolution 3.69m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for clear and bright eye-level viewing. Conversely, a rear 3.15″ 2.1m-dot LCD touchscreen is also featured, and has a swivel design to suit working from high and low angles. Also catering to the tactile cravings is a Multi-Function bar, which is customizable for intuitively adjusting shooting settings. And as a camera built to withstand the toughest environments, the magnesium alloy body is dust and moisture-sealed.
The Software – What software should you use to shoot tethered with the Canon EOS R?
While not yet supported, there will be several software options for Canon EOS R shooters including Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, and Smart Shooter. Learn more about these and more options in the Software category on TetherTools.com.
The Gear – Starter and Pro Tethering Kits
Starter Tethering Kit
The Starter Tethering Kit from Tether Tools will help you seamlessly transition into a tethered workflow and provides the basics you need to get started.
The Starter Tethering Kit includes:
- Your Choice of Cable – TetherPro USB-C to USB-C or TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C cable (depending on type of port on your computer)
- One (1) JerkStopper Camera Support
- One (1) JerkStopper USB Support
- One (1) Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
- One (1) Package JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk)
Pro Tethering Kit
The Pro Tethering Kit is the ideal setup for a professional tethered photography workflow. Take your photography and professional image to the next level by enhancing productivity, improving efficiency, and increasing safety in your workstation.
The Pro Tethering Kit Includes:
- One (1) Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
- One (1) LAJO-4 ProBracket
- One (1) Aero ProPad
- One (1) Aero Cup Holder
- One (1) Aero SecureStrap
- One (1) Aero XDC
- Three (3) Aero Clip-on Hooks
- One (1) JerkStopper Clip-on Support
- One (1) StrapMoore
- One (1) Tether Table Aero Storage Case
To learn more about shooting tethered including how to create better images and work more efficiently while keeping your files safe and secure by incorporating an archival tethering system into your workflow download the Ultimate Tethering Guide – FREE from Tether Tools and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).