Lightroom: Tether support for Canon EOS-1DX

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With LR4.1 and LR4.2RC - I can set up tethering with a Canon EOS-1DX, but cannot shoot. Whenever a button is pushed on the camera, including the shutter, the top display reports 'busy' and nothing happens.

I'm using a recent MacBook Pro 2.7GHz i7, OS 10.8.1 and connecting with USB 2.0

Please have a look and try to address this issue in the next release. Thanks!
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same with the 5D Mark III. You just have to shoot tethered with EOS Utility and make an Auto Import in LR, with a Watched Folder! Not as simple as it could but works fine with the 5D Mark III.

And wait for Adobe to give us tethered shooting with the lasts Canon!
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Hey Eric,

That would work, if the current release of EOS Utility didn't crash immediately when I connect any Canon camera. I suspect that's a Mountain Lion issue, and hope Canon addresses that with the Mountain Lion update they propose for October.

I'm surprised Adobe didn't include a fix for this issue in the release candidate they posted just last week.
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Until Canon fixes their Mountain Lion issue, then Adobe can't fix theirs - LR uses Canon's SDK.
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Steve Hockstein

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Victoria, I can tether with 1Ds mkIII's and 1D mkIV's, so I'm not sure it's entirely a Canon issue.
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Those cameras were already supported by LR and an older version of Canon's SDK. If I'm understanding the issue correctly, it's the latest SDK update (which adds the new camera support) which is having issues with ML. Posts on the web say that Canon have said October for an SDK update. I don't know how that will fit with the LR schedules though.
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Canon is clueless. All i did was trash the eos utility, and tethering in light room is flawless. All this time it was just Canons software clashing with OSX!
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Oh well, I'm on windows, didn't know this issue with mountain lion... Also surprised of course...
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Exact same problem ... very bad situation for photographers who like to check their work as they go and perhaps direct the client as the shoot progresses. Shocked that it's an issue.
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If you are on Mac Lion or Mountain Lion and have all the system OS X RAW image updates installed ... you can tether via Image Capture (found in the Applications folder ... installed by default with OS X) and have Lr watch the folder you select to save the tethered images for auto import ... no waiting for Canon and Adobe to catch to offer support ...
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Tried that ... opened Image Capture (hadn't even known it was there) and tethered the camera. Still says busy. Tried some of the drop down boxes in Image Capture - automatically open Adobe Lightroom, CS6 Bridge and so on ... camera still busy. Image Capture imported the images from the card in the camera so I know they're communicating. Seems it'll do everything but allow the camera to shoot.
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Once you open Image Capture set the "Connecting Camera opens" setting to "no application". Connect the camera to the computer. It should appear under the list of devices. Select the camera.

Then from the Menu ... go to File>Take Picture. This will open another window. In this window, on the top left make sure "manual" is selected. On the right top tab, check Download images to, then select "Choose" from the drop-down menu ... navigate to or create the folder you wish to save the images to. Then from Lightroom, set this folder as your watched folder. You have to set this folder BEFORE you save any images to it. Lr will only add an empty folder to auto import from. Don't close any of the Image Capture windows, just let it run in the background. It will take a bit longer for images to appear in Lr than tethering direct.
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works lovely thanks
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Thank you so much ... works perfectly!
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Rick Sparra

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I like you and others have had the same issue; me with a 1DX. I contacted Adobe who also had me down load the Beta 4.2 version of LR. While is acknowledges that my camera is attached it will not capture images. I called Adobe back and they are aware of the issue and hope to correct with the fully released version of 4.2 which should come in the next month. In the meantime, I figured out how to tether through the EOS Utility and channel the shots through Lightroom using its Auto Import feature. It works flawlessly and is fast. Whenever Adobe comes along with the update it will be one less step but for now, this works GREAT. If you would like me to walk you through it I'd be happy to. I've tested and re-tested and again, works fine using a MacBook. rick@definedsource.com
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Rick,

Which OS and software version are you using. I've had no luck with the current version of EOS Utility and Mac OS10.8.1 (Mountain Lion). As soon as I connect a camera (not just the 1-DX), the application crashes. Other than the tethering issue, LR 4.2 RC has been working fine, except Adobe hasn't yet fixed some problems with the Edit Metadata dialog box, like pasting, cursor jumping or resizing.
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Rick Sparra

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Go download the EOS utility at the canonusa.com website under the 1DX Software tab under its product listing. LIke you the Utility I had installed previously crashed; did not work with the 1DX but when I installed the Utility that was configured for the 1DX it worked no problem. I'm using Leopard 10.6 though. No idea about Mountain Lion.
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EOS 1D X with Mac OS X 10.8.2

Tethering with Adobe Lightroom 4.2 RC don't work and Canon EOS Utility crashes also - the same problem like you guy's
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Can't get it to work with my Canon EOS-1D C running on Window I7.

I do not mean you have to buy the Canon WFT to shoot & live-view wirelessly to a computer.

Anyone getting it to work wirelessly instead of yesteryear tethered ways?
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Everyone. Not sure if all of you received it but I just updated to the newly released 4.2 that came out today and tethering with the 1DX is now fully functioning with no issue. Finally! Enjoy