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Wed, Jun 15, 2016 4:38 PM

Lightroom Classic: Tether Camera Support Requests and Information

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4 years ago

Tethered Capture is a feature of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom allowing the direct connection of your camera to the Lightroom desktop environment. Images are imported into your Lightroom catalog as they are captured via the connected camera. 

New camera support for reading the raw files is generally added quickly after a camera is released by its manufacturer.  New camera support can be verified here: https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html. Additional information regarding new camera support can be found at this link: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2011/03/why-doesnt-my-version-of-photoshop-or-lightroom-support-my-camera.html

Tethered support for a particular camera model normally follows a version or two after the raw file support. Adobe relies on the manufacturer’s (Nikon & Canon) SDK (Software Development Kit) to facilitate the tethering of your camera to Lightroom. The timing of the release of a manufacturer’s support via their SDK greatly affects the time to release for tethered support. In addition, Adobe goes through a rigorous process of integrating the functionality of the SDK and tests tethering before support is announced. Information about Leica support can be found here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/tethering-with-nikon-and-leica

To see if your camera is supported for tethering on your version of Lightroom, refer to this document: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support.html

If your camera is listed but your Lightroom version is too old, you may need to update or upgrade to enable tethering.

If your camera is not listed, and your camera’s raw file isn't supported, you would need to check with the camera’s manufacturer to see if they support tethering via their SDK. 

Note: Not all camera manufacturers or models will necessarily receive tether support.

Adobe Photography Products
Quality Engineer: Customer Advocacy

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Sony RAW files and lenses are currently supported by Lightroom, and have been for a while. If it is the case that tethered support for cameras follows after RAW support, does that mean we can expect tethered support for Sony cameras soon?

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no... sony won't give up the connection codes to Adobe so it can be done...

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Sony has provided an SDK for wireless tethering for three years.  See this thread for detailed discussion and links: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/no_tethered_support_for_sony_900?topic-reply-...

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Thanks John –  I've tried that already. It's a decent workaround, but I was just wondering why Adobe hadn't yet offered support for Sony tethering. 

Thanks again.

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By "SDK", I mean the code library that app developers can use to access the camera remotely.  Adobe, or a plug-in developer, could use that SDK to tether Sony cameras directly to LR.  

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122 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Nikon D5 tethered shooting.

Need ability to tether Nikon D5 to Lightroom!

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102 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled D500 tether support on LR CC.

Please add D500 tether support!

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384 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Add Tethered Support for Sony cameras.

Is this that hard to Add?, I can't afford 7000.00 Nikon.
This is a key feature and one of the reasons I bought Lightroom.
Please help.

Thank You

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tethered support in Lightroom for Nikon D500.

When will tethered support be available for the Nikon D500 in Lightroom?  I need this for my work, I upgraded to this camera and now can't use it until I can work tethered.

The only other option would be the Snapbridge IOS app, to view images on my Ipad, but that software isn't ready yet either!

Very frustrating.

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102 Points

4 years ago

Digicamcontrol works with the D500 and is free...that might be a option while we wait?

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496 Points

4 years ago

Doesn't Nikon have a version of tether software like Canon? I find the Canon software to be excellent. But use C1

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102 Points

4 years ago

Yes, but unlike the Canon software, Nikon's is too expensive.

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496 Points

4 years ago

Canon comes with the Camera free, LR is about $90-120, C1 is about $200-300.
How much is the Nikon sw?

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92 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Wish to tether Nikon 1 V3 camera to Lightroom.

I have a Nikon 1 V3 camera and have just acquired Lightroom for the first time. I find that the camera isn't on the supported tethering list. Is there a way to get it added to the list please?
Thanks

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84 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Shooting tethered with Lightroom CC (2015) using Canon 5d mark iv.

Hi, I'd like to shoot in tethered mode with my Canon 5d mark iv with Lightroom CC (2015) (Mac OS X Yosemite). I know you guys are working on this - just wanted to add my encouragement

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338 Points

4 years ago

Hi , I'd like to shoot in tethered mode using my Sony A77 mark 2 and my Sony A99 mark 2. Why no Sony's????

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While Sony does provide an SDK for tethering to cameras (wirelessly) and there are apps out there that use it, apparently Adobe has decided it doesn't meet their requirements for LR tethering.  See this topic for a detailed discussion of the issue: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/no_tethered_support_for_sony_900

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You can also use Sony's Remote Camera Control to tether and download the tethered pics to a folder, and use LR's File > Auto Import to automatically import those pics into LR as they appear in the folder.

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled When can I expect LR tethering to my Canon 5D Mk IV?.

Cannot shoot tethered from Canon 5D Mk IV to LR.

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494 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tethering in Lightroom with the Sony A7R2.

I would love to see native tethering support in Lightroom for the Sony A7R2. Currently in order to kind of tether to LR using the Sony A7R2, you're required to set up a watch folder and use Sony's Remote Camera Control App (a free Sony app) to fire the camera. I would love to have the ability to just open up LR, plug in my Sony and shoot tethered natively. In commercial photography, tethering is super important. LR has this feature, and works great on my Canon cameras, however adding support for other cameras like the Sony, would be great!

Because LR doesn't currently support tethering with the Sony A7R2, I've had to purchase & learn Capture One Pro just to tether with the Sony. That's all I use it for (currently). I'd love the ability to use LR instead if I had that as an option.

To take it a step further, we are all working more and more on mobile devices. I really love what Adobe is doing with LR Mobile. The ultimate tethering solution would be using a mobile device (like a tablet) and tethering to LR Mobile via Wifi or USB cable. It would also be great to have the ability to control the camera from the tablet, have live view available, the ability to keep your photos on the sd card in your camera, and also have the option to upload your RAW/jpeg previews to LR Mobile that would also sync to your desktop.

That said though, I'd just really like to use my Sony A7R2 and tether into LR natively without any workarounds. 

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320 Points

3 years ago

I would also like tethered support for the Sony A7R2.