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Hi all,

Thank you in advance for any help. 

As the title suggests when connecting XH2 to MacBook Pro it doesn’t show in finder. This means I cannot copy and dump files or import directly to LR.

Strangely it does show in the Photos app where I am able to import the jpegs into my Photos gallery. 

I have seen other users reporting the same problem but not found any solutions - the threads go quiet. Does anyone know how to fix this? It’s surely not correct a £2k camera on a £4k laptop cannot directly connect as an external drive. 

I have hooked it up to my PC and it is recognised as an external drive. Leads me to think it’s a software setting I missing?

My workaround/alternative is to get a CFE to usbc adapter. I didn’t really want the extra cable to carry around and also I live in a pretty remote spot in Costa Rica - it will take a few weeks to get one to me. 

Also I think I could use the wireless transfer via an app but this seems pretty long?

Have tried various TB cables.

Specs if useful:

XH2 with latest firmware 

CFExpress (Wise advanced 1TB)

connection set to usb card transfer 

MacBook Pro 2023, M2 Max 2TB 64gb, latest Os.

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On 2/11/2024 at 11:45 AM, Greybeard said:

MacOS Image Capture utility might be your answer.

Its a software thing - the camera doesn't appear as a remote drive but you can transfer images to the MacBook.

Thank you Greybeard. It appears it is indeed a known Mac problem that they haven’t fixed. Currently the only workable option I can find is to dump everything to an external ssd then import to LR from there. Not a big hassle but not ideal to be using a work around for such a basic operation. 

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Or just pull out the camera's memory card and use a card reader! I got a couple of  CFExpress Type B readers from Amazon for about $25 each. Just make sure that you use a fast (10Gbit/sec) USB-C cable.

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