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836 Points

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 4:46 PM

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Lightroom: Support for Canon 5D Mark III tethering

tested Canon 30D and Canon 5D MII and they work fine (not happy that its not any faster at capture than LR3 was) but when connecting new 5DMIII it recognizes cam in the tether window but shows 'busy' on camera and wont allow me to click the shutter. Rebooted, restarted everything, still doesnt work...in all scenarios tested, the older cameras work no problem...

OS is Mac 10.7.3

Is there anything else you need to know?

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70 Points

8 years ago

Still waiting for tethered shooting with my 5Diii.
I won't buy another Canon camera without checking to see if it is really market ready.
No tethered shooting. Waited over two months for the battery grip to be released....

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8 years ago

Probably not what you want to hear folks but Lightroom updates about 4 times a year give or take. So.. if you do the math it takes about 90 days for the next update to show up. May 29th was the release date of 4.1.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consume... is the link for the SDK kit from Canon and was released on 6/22/2012

Excerpt "EDSDK 2.11 Windows and Macintosh version support remote control, RAW image conversion and downloading from select EOS Digital SLRs with DIGIC 5, DIGIC 4, DIGIC III or DIGIC II processors released over the past five years, starting with the EOS-1D Mark II and continuing through to the EOS-1D X."

Anything beyond this or a word from one of our engineers is speculation.

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So then Adobe is right on schedule to offer support for the camera in question ... over six months behind Apple/Aperture ... that's reassuring progress ...

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http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/... Did Aperture support tethering two months prior to the Canon press release?

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8 years ago

Thx Rikk for the clarity..not what I wanted to hear but makes sense. Some folks don't know that Canon had to first release SDK before Adobe could provide tethering....

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I'm well aware the pat answer on all the Adobe forums is "... we're awaiting the camera maker's SDK ... " but ... how do you explain away that Apple had tethering support in Aperture 3 for the camera in question months before the SDK was ever released? I'd love to know the answer.

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Well thats certainly a good question! I'm no longer surprised that anything Adobe does (or doesn't) do.

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Were I to guess and, mind you, it is only a guess, I would say that Apple reverse-engineered the support without the help of or consent of Canon

So, based upon that supposition, the question I ask myself is why would anyone trust a company who is not the manufacturer of a piece of equipment, to engineer mission-critical support for that equipment-without the documentation or the official support of the equipment's manufacturer? Would I trust my income, professional reputation, expensive gear and, most importantly, my data to this sort of process?

Bottom line: Corporations have trade secrets, SEC rules, liability and agreements with other companies that may prevent them from acting, discussing or discussing perceived lack of action. Is that in play here? I don't know but it does give you something to think about besides lamenting your perceptions of what is going on.

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Something else to consider ... if all you speculate as to the "consent" factor ... with the deep coffers Apple currently has ... don't you think Canon and/or Nikon would tap that resource via legal means if they thought Apple were indeed acting in a nefarious manner? What's one more lawsuit for Cupertino to deal with? The absence of such a lawsuit speaks volumes as to your argument ... but it seems to be a typical response to the matter ... Apple must be cheating and cutting corners ...

Heck, all were are talking here is getting image data from the camera to a computer hard drive so it can be rendered by an application ... we're not talking about putting a manned spacecraft on Mars ...

Excuses are just that ... an excuse for not living up to expectations ...

... and further ... my professional reputation has actually been enhanced because I can shoot tethered with two current production cameras that Adobe has failed to offer tethered support for as yet ... which in turn has benefited my income because I didn't have to make excuses to my clients because Adobe can't or won't keep up ... with over 40,000 images captured via tether in Aperture 3 and none of the data loss you may have perceived ... not to mention tether support for more than twice as many cameras as Lightroom ...

The proof is in the pudding ... you can't argue with results ... though you can waste considerable time and effort attempting to diminish the facts when they don't happen to fit the hole you are trying to fill ...

The bottom line is ... Apple thought what I do is important enough for them to maintain an important feature in a timely fashion ... apparently, Adobe doesn't think I'm valuable enough to the equation to make a similar effort ...

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128 Points

On Point Butch!

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60 Points

8 years ago

why do
Capture One v.6.4.3, that are just released
support EOS-1D X RAW AND Shooting Tethered med D800, D800E, D4, EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III

??
why not lightroom

I need my tethered

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60 Points

8 years ago

Both Lightroom 4 and Canon 5D Mark III have been out for several months. Any chance we might see tethered shooting on the 5D Mark III soon?

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60 Points

8 years ago

It is also likely that they won't support Windows 7 64-bit either. When my EOS5D wouldn't work on it, I decided to upgrade for all the bells and whistles of the MarkIII only to learn it won't teather to Lightroom 4.1 either. I am very frustrated with Canon and Adobe. You buy the top of the line CS6 Master Suite, Lightroom 4, and the latest camera Canon offers to ensure compatibility, and then you can't use it for a simple teathered portrait shoot.

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130 Points

8 years ago

Also looking for support for Mk iii

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128 Points

8 years ago

Butch_M, you are so on point!
If the tethered 5d mark III is not with the "new" release I will have to dump LR and move to another program...Capture one or Aperture. It seems as though Adobe is not targeting this software to the professional. I have to make money shooting, and not making excuses for my not so hot software.

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120 Points

8 years ago

I have no problem on getting my cameras to work on Window I7 on 64 bits.

I am not talking about tethered but wirelessly.

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128 Points

8 years ago

Thanks for your post Angel, I am posting about tethered and using a Mac OS10.6.8.

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64 Points

8 years ago

Dear Lightroom Team
Why is it still not possible to shoot tethered with a Canon 5D Mark III into Lightroom?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Shooting tethered with 5D MK III.

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338 Points

8 years ago

Lightroomn 4.1 tethered shooting function does not work with a Canon 5D MKIII.
When can we expect an update that corrects this serious problem?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROM 4.1: Canon 5D MK III Tethering problem.

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8 years ago

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...

Support for 5D Mk III has been added in Lightroom 4.2.

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94 Points

8 years ago

nice. just tested it today and it works with 4.2. have a shoot in two days and was stressing. thanks dorin.

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114 Points

8 years ago

Lightroom 4.1 doesn`t support tethering with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, please make that it work.

Thank you

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROOM: No tethering with Canon EOS 5D Mark III.