Lightroom - Wireless Import Option

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It would be a Great option to have "Wireless" as an Import option for Lightroom. That way I can import directly from the wireless connection from my Sony camera or iphone
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Interestingly it works with my Canon G9 X MKII camera in LR Classic 7.5 on Windows 7, but not with my Canon 6D's WiFi mode.


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No problems with any of my Wi-Fi enabled cameras—Canon EOS 6D, Sony a7RII, a7RIII, and a7SII—with LR 7.5 on a MacPro Mojave.  (However, I almost never use it as the renaming capability in LR sucks and the cameras are even more limited in setting up filenames.  I rather write to an external drive, rename with a number sequence, and then import.)

Have you looked at your wireless network settings to see if your computer sees the camera?
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I can confirm the Canon 6D works with LR 7.5 Tethered Capture so LR is seeing the camera via WiFi. If the Canon EOS Utility is launched it blocks LR Tethered Capture so I made sure it's turned off before switching to the Import module. But no camera is visible in the Import module. Like I said it works with my Canon G9 X MKII, but that's a newer camera with both WiFi and Bluetooth support.

Perhaps this is unique to Windows 7 and also why zenphotographer can't Import using WiFi.





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Can't speak for Windoze, but if the Mac OS can see the wireless device in Network Preferences, it appears just as Todd indicates in his screenshot (above).

I can confirm that the Canon EOS Utility must be OFF, else it snags the camera and LR won't be able to read from it.  In Macworld, the Canon EOS Utility has a 'Preferences' dropdown where one unselects 'start when camera connected' (or something like that). 
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Yes, I have that unselected as shown below. As mentioned the Canon EOS 6D doesn't appear in Windows File Explorer, but my newer Canon Powershot G9 X MKII does. It's listed as a 'Portable Device' so I'm guessing Canon implemented a different WiFi protocol in the G9 X MKII than what's used by the 6D.


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It's possible.  A visit to the Canon USA (or regional webpage) should yield the Wi-Fi protocol in the Specifications section.  However, I clearly see my 6D and always have (as it was my first DSLR with Wi-Fi).

However, I am on a Mac and Windoze may see things differently.
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The EOS 6D apparently uses a Canon proprietary WiFi pairing called Canon WFT, which in turn uses FTP protocol. As you and Rikk mention OSX and Windows 10 supports it, but only the LR Tether mode is supported on Windows 7.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3270068