LIGHTROOM TETHERING IS SLOW AND BUGGY, CRASHING REGULARLY REQUIRING RESTARTS

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THE SOFTWARE ENGINEERS NEED TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD, TETHERING IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR STUDIO AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.  PLEASE TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT YOUR SOFTWARE TO FOCUS ON THE RELIABILITY AND SPEED OF TETHERING IN LIGHTROOM.  LOOK TO CAPTURE ONE FOR INSPIRATION AS THEY ARE DOMINATING LIGHTROOM IN MANY AREAS.
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It's probably your OS Marcello, but you don't say what that is, so we can't help you.
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I know it's this post is over a year old but I really wanted to chime in as it would seem to me that nothing has changed with LR or Adobe. I shoot to LR Classic (cloud based, regularly updated) to a 4GHz, 32GB RAM  27" Retina, fully specced iMac. We shoot both Pentax 645z and Canon 5Diii and now Sony A7iii. Capture One outshines LR in every respect where the Sony and Canon are concerned. Obviously LR is one of the few options when shooting non-PhaseOne MF cameras. Don't get me wrong, C1 does present some continually annoying bugs that have almost never been rectified  but at the very least I know I can focus on my subject, lighting and camera and not have to hope the images are actually getting to my computer or even on the screen. I do believe, and have done for a long time, that the folk at Adobe are flogging a dead horse known as Lightroom. Please, please create something for professionals, call it something different if you need to; a universal, unbiased, tethering, processing and cataloguing solution. I know we'll pay for it, we are all forced to with C1! Critically, development should be directed at addressing the delay between shutter release and the time taken for the image to appear on the screen. Equally, can you please make the camera functions adjustable from the computer?
Knowing that it was future-proofed, I would (and I'm sure half the pro fraternity) would part with good money for such a tool. Oh and if I tag an image green, can it stay tagged as green across all platforms??
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If you are referring to tethering Fuji cameras, as Adobe employee Simon Chen observed in your other topic, LR itself doesn't support Fuji tethering.  If you're using the Fujifilm third party plugin, you'll need to contact Fujifilm for support.
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I wasn't referring to Fuji tehthering but Canon actually but while on the topic why wouldn't Lightroom support Fuji tethering?
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The explanation was provided in your other thread.

I suspect there CaptureOne will always be stronger in tethering. As you probably know, its owner's core business is medium format cameras and backs, and studio work is a big part of that small segment of the market. It simply has to be C1's strong suit - just as supporting every medium format camera is Adobe's. Shooting into a layout was a key reason I used to hear for sticking to C1 - eliminated when Lightroom implemented the image overlay - but I wonder if we'll ever see live view or something like CapturePilot. We're also seeing more app-based methods which allow the camera vendor to offer their own key features. So I just don't think it would make financial sense for Adobe to do a lot more on traditional tethering.

On the other hand, I think you need to look at the camera makers and their big incentive to provide the tethering capability themselves (as P1 do). What you may not know is that at the time of Lr6's release Adobe also extended the Lightroom SDK's tethering capabilities, and I think Fuji used this method. They could do more now, if they think it's worthwhile for them.