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272 Points

Tue, Mar 20, 2012 11:14 PM

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Lightroom: Support for tethering Nikon D4 and D800

when will LR4 be able to tether to D4 or D800.

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66 Points

8 years ago

I've been shooting tethered with both my D700 and D3. I have the D800 which is targetted for studio shooting and I can't use it tethered! I had no idea that it was not supported when I upgraded to LR4. PLEASE add the D800 to the list of supported cameras. It makes no sense to ignore a camera that has been targeted at studios to not be supported in the current LR release.

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906 Points

8 years ago

Please incorporate D800 tethering.

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70 Points

8 years ago

I'm adding my voice to the choir begging for D800 tethering with LR4. I have a high profile shoot this weekend that requires tethering, so my waiting is coming to an end. No way I'm using my D700 for this shoot while my D800 sits on a table.

I'll be using Aperture 3 and if all goes well, possibly switching permanently. Plus Aperture 3 supports my retina display.

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100 Points

8 years ago

Adobe, please update Lightroom 4 to allow tethered shooting with Nikon D4 cameras. I've been a long-time user and advocate of Lightroom, but I downloaded the trial version of Capture One last week because I can't wait any longer. I've had my D4 since April and while I can understand a delay after a camera is initially released, 5 months is far too long!

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60 Points

8 years ago

To me, this seems like a no-brainer. With the number of D800s on the market, you gotta believe that there are a lot of people looking to tether their camera to LR. Without LR support, people are starting to look to other software to cater to their needs, which is a dangerous trend. Once your loyal customer base starts checking out the competition, bad things are bound to happen!

We need this update to LR as soon as possible!

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454 Points

8 years ago

adobe is curiously silent on this issue. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks they made a back room deal with Canon.....
but, one can use Lightroom in watched folder mode if another program does the tethering.
me, I sold my new Nikons and went back toy favorite D3s and everything works great. sharper and cleaner than any of the new cameras....

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13.8K Points

The 5DIII is also not supported, and for the same reason - the SDK wasn't released until AFTER LR 4.1 shipped.

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7.5K Points

Then how do you explain Apple offering tether capability in Aperture 3 for the Nikon D800/D800e/D4 and Canon 5dmkIII and 1Dx in May of 2012?

Wasn't that well BEFORE the SDK from either company was released? ...

Champion

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Only Apple can explain why and how they do anything and we all know how willing they are to do that. Perhaps you should ask in an Apple forum and report back to us.

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Rikk, here's the report ... since Apple DOES support tethering not only for the five new cameras I listed earlier ... but also twice as many cameras than what Lightroom supports ... I think it would be of concern to ALL Lightroom users why this feature isn't as important to Adobe ...

I didn't mention Apple or Aperture 3 to profess their superiority ... but to raise the question as to why Adobe places a lower level of importance on the feature for their users who depend upon tethering ... it may be unimportant or trivial to you ... but it is integral to many folks who depend upon such a feature in their daily tasks ...

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This doesn't sound like a report from the Apple Forum. This sounds like your opinions-to which you are entitled.

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454 Points

8 years ago

adobe is curiously silent on this issue. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks they made a back room deal with Canon.....
but, one can use Lightroom in watched folder mode if another program does the tethering.
me, I sold my new Nikons and went back toy favorite D3s and everything works great. sharper and cleaner than any of the new cameras....

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60 Points

8 years ago

I really really need D800 tethering in LR ASAP!

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60 Points

8 years ago

The wait for tethering in LR4 for the D800 and D4 has gone on way too long. This feature should be a top priority for Adobe as it was a selling point for the software.

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70 Points

8 years ago

Installed Aperture 3 last night. Tethering with D800 works great. I'll compare raw conversion tonight and unless I clearly prefer LR, buh bye LR.

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100 Points

8 years ago

Hey folks the SDK is out and has been out! Several companies have Nikon D4 and D800 camera controls and tethering software. Adobe is just behind the curve!! Check out, www.controlMyNikon.com for a great PC program (Apple release late 2012) for doing a LOT more than Adobe does. Only $29.95 and 15 day full feature Trial download. Check it out...I could not pass it up. Oh, and it will download to lightroom 4.1 while saving to your camera card(s).

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1.3K Points

8 years ago

This discussion is about the lack of D4 and D800 tethering support in LR. According to the "ControlMyNikon" web site, these cameras aren't supported. Here's the list of supported cameras copied from their site:
D3, D3S, D3X, D40, D40X, D60, D80, D90, D200, D300, D300S, D700, D5000, D5100, D7000
Where's the D4? Where's the D800? Where on the site does it state that Mac support will specifically be available in 2012? How exactly does it provide tethering to LR? Almost anything will "download to lightroom 4.1" if you use a watched folder.

What's really the point of your comment?

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60 Points

8 years ago

Really need Adobe to support tethering into LR4 asap please. I use D3X at present but want to use my D800E

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160 Points

8 years ago

Hmmmm... from LR 4.2 Release Candidate notes (http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...:
Bugs Fixed -
"Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (win only)"

And Mac!?

A lot of sloppy copy/paste in that blog post too. "4.1"s where "4.2" should be.

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102.5K Points

For the Mac version, try it and see. I think the RC notes went out a little, er, incomplete.

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192 Points

8 years ago

Okay, everyone. The LR 4.2 Release Candidate finally allows tethered support for the Nikon D800. I just downloaded and shot off several frames without any problems. You can find the release here:

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

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192 Points

Forgot to say which platform. I did this test on a Mac Powerbook running OS X version 10.8

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288 Points

Andrew, Thank you ... So there "is" support for BOTH Win7 64-bit and Mac. :)