Lightroom: Tethered live view

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I would love to be able to use LiveView while also tethered to Lightroom.
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Lisa Maco

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  • Happy that I get to request an enhancement. Sad that it's not already there.

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Dan Castiglia

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Live View Support for Tethering.

It would be an asset to support Live View in Tethered Capture. In my case, it would be for Nikon D750, but I am sure many others would love that feature too
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Michael Thomas

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Yes, it would be great if we had live view and the ability to shoot video while tethered. I shoot how-to videos alone and without live view I need an extra person to focus the camera on me. At the moment I'm using other free ware software but I'd love to be able to use an Adobe supported software.  
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Hi im joining many others to raise this feature in Lightroom. Im food photographer and this will be essential for my workflow. Thank you in case of an update.
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Yes, PLEASE! Live view (on the computer screen, not the camera screen) is the whole reason I want to tether in the first place! (Nikon 7200)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tether with live view?.

I'm not sure if this has been asked before but I can't find any reference. Are there any updates to future Lightroom Classic releases that will allow live view whilst in tether mode? I've tried free plugins which are not reliable but Capture One has this feature. I don't want to have to use Capture One just for this single feature.
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As far as I know LR does not have the ability to show live view. A colleague of mine purchased Capture One to be able to have live view.
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I am using Sony cameras because my first DSRL had been a Sony Aplha 100.
Today I'm working with a Sony A 77 II.

For Sony cameras it's even worse: there is not tethered capture at all.
I really like to work with Lightroom...

...but if the performance stays at this level (working with 24M images on a 4k Monitor is quite slow) then I will have to switch to Capture One, too.
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so sad so true!
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Merging with relevant topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Tether Sony cameras
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Tethering with other brands doesn't work anymore too..Camera not recognized...
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Harry van Tol

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which is solved by eliminating Eos Utility.. Works fine now
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tethering canon eos software versus lightroom cannon software wins.

I have canon 5ds i use lightroom cc the new one, but i recently bought some lens baby and  manual focus camera lenses.
For portraits and camera tethered to my lightroom i have to use the viewfinder on camera to focus manually set up shot then take the photo with the button on my laptop but this is no good for me,
 Using canons eos program it has a live view, instead of using viewfinder. i can choose live zoom at x6 and make sure using a sweet 35 lens i get the focus and sweet spot nailed first time, after taking with lightroom i then have to review it after I've taken it
support told me it can't be done, so the only point in tethering is sending image taken direct to laptop
i want when tethered a pop up screen showing the image on my laptop, before i take it 
im now having to use both programs and more doubling the time it takes 
surly tethering with a pre shot image for studio portrait commercially  would be a benefit to those in business