Objects of Desire: Epson Photo Viewer Tethering
Dec 14, 2009
By Dan Havlik
Though this isn't necessarily groundbreaking or revolutionary stuff, it is helpful. Just connect the Epson P-6000 or P-7000 viewer to your DSLR via USB 2.0 cable and as you shoot, an image will be saved onto the camera's memory card while a backup copy is stored on the viewer.
And if you feel your camera's 2-inch or 3-inch LCD isn't giving you enough of an idea of the quality of your shots, you can review them directly on the Epson viewer's gorgeous 4-inch, high-res LCD. The viewer's zoom function will let you quickly zero in on a shot to check focus or fine detail in your photos.
Tether the photo viewer to your camera via an extra-long USB cord and you can let the art director or client follow along during a shoot while keeping them a safe distance from the subject. (Believe me, that can be a big help.) The latest firmware for the P-6000 and P-7000 also includes a remote shutter release function so you can trigger your DSLR directly from the photo viewer.
The tethering feature is a free download from Epson.com while the viewers, themselves, are now retailing for $600 for the P-6000 (80 gb) and $800 for the P-7000 (160 gb).
Cost: Free firmware download
Further information: www.epson.com