Lag time when shooting with tethered capture in LR

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I shoot commercial and portraits using tethered capture in LR.  As MANY, MANY people have complained, there is a SIGNIFICANT lag time from the time the shutter is activated until the image appears on the screen (10-15 seconds).  When shooting 100-200 images, this 10-15 seconds can add up and delay things.  The mechanism, as I understand it, is for LR to download the image info from the sensor to the CF (SD) card and then to export this info to the computer.  By simply removing the CF(SD) card from the camera,  the images appear without any significant lag time.  In the case of Canon,  there is a default  "Release shutter w/o card" that needs to be disabled before this can work.  This has worked with both Canon and Nikon.  My workflow is to create a desktop folder "Tethered Capture" and set the tethered capture to export to this folder.  This folder is also designated as a"watched folder" (LIBRARY>File>AutoImport) and is imported into the LR catalog automatically--so I have 2 copies of the images.  I bring this subject up because many of my colleagues are migrating to Capture One (at a cost of $300) because of the lag time when the solution is to just remove the cards,  Hopefully, you will check out this solution and disseminate the information if indicated.
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John Whitt MD

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