Lightroom: Support for tethering Nikon D4 and D800

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when will LR4 be able to tether to D4 or D800.
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I would expect a growing flood of people with this issue. The D800 is targeted at portraiture and studio work, which often goes tethered. And we're going to need it right about now. (Landscape too, but usually not tethered.)
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Agreed!

Crossing fingers it's in 4.2 update.
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https://sdk.nikonimaging.com/apply/ Until Nikon supports it in their SDK, it probably won't be in Lightroom's tether-capable list.
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Please. Don't. Blame. The. Hand. That. Feeds. You.
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But Aperature works....
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Several companies have D800 tether and camera control products. Check out, "ControlMyNikon" for $29.95. Adobe you are behind the curve.
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You can currently tether the D4 via a web browser on an ethernet cable quite easily. I don't see it being that difficult for Lightroom to do it. Worse comes to worse, you have LR watch the folder the D4 sends the files to.

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Support for Nikon D800 "Tethering" in Lightroom v4.1 ?
Have a feeling this will be a pretty popular PRO camera :)

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Nikon D800 "Tethering" Support?.
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I can tether the D3 family but not the D4. This is a serious issue since the D4 (and the D800) will most likely be used a lot for studio work.
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+1, agree tether is important for studio work. D800 is best for this. But no LR tethering
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Please "tethered capture" Embed in Lightroom 4 that it works with the new Nikon D800 camera

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Lightroom: Support "tethered capture" with Nikon D800.
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When will tethering be supported for the new Nikon's?
D4, D800, D800e, none work?
What's up Adobe, why the delay?

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When will tethering be supported for the new Nikon's?.
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tethered capture with the new Nikon's-
D4 & D800 totally FAILS

Camera's NOT FOUND

Need this functionality !

Using MAc with OS 10.7.3 & 10.6.8

Neither works

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Lightroom 4 tethered capture with the new Nikon's-FAIL.
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I thought the update to Lightroom 4.1 would enable tethered shooting with D800 but I can't get it to recognize my camera

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HOW ABOUT SHOOTING TETHERED WITH NIKON D800.
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... well it seems the D4, D800 and D800e are now on the list of supported cameras for Aperture 3 ...

Maybe, for Mac users, you could get by temporarily by using the Image Capture app in OS X (it's in your Applications folder) and pointing Lr to a watched folder ... just be sure you have all the current camera raw (not Adobe Camera RAW - the camera support updates for the system itself) updates for OS X from Apple ...
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"Watched folder" will work with LR for the new Nikons.

"Tethered capture" will NOT work.
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This seems to me a growing problem for any PRO using LR , and a D800/D4.
Love the quick support for the RAWS ... but this tether support seems slow for an important studio camera like this one. and one that is getting so much press.
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has anyone tried the recent LR 4.1 upgrade (4.2 ?) for tethered shooting with the D800?
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Yes, does NOT work.

Watched folder will work if you thither with another program such as Nikon Capture Control Pro2
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I tried Camera Control Pro 2 (CCP2) trial v2.11.0 ...
D800 (v1.0 firmware), to late 2011 Macbook Pro 17", View NX2 v2.3.0 64bit. RAW, lossless compressed. Also shooting to CF card, with SD card for overflow. Pocketwizard triggering of Einsteins and Nikon SBs.
I used the usb cable clip that came with 800, and the clip didn't seem to be 100% engaged in opening, but maybe 98%, but I felt USB connector was inserted well. I had an extension usb cable too, very firmly attached.
This worked flawlessly when I was doing some AF fine tuning at home. Then, in the middle of the first day of school photos, when shooting at a more rapid pace, it freezes up.
I had RGB histogram and highlights on camera playback, and thought it was that D800 bug. But I disabled them, restarted camera, Macbook, software, and it still was intermittent.
CCP2 would become unresponsive, camera would freeze up (I don't know which 'caused which.) Some shots still made it to card, but not Macbook. Dropped tether and just shot rest to cards.

2nd day.
Started with tether, no usb clip, but was confident connector was in all the time.
About 200 shots in, CCP2 froze up again. May have coincided with Pocketwizard MiniTT1 battery going low, but can't swear to it. If a usb extension (well within maximum spec length) is the problem, then some part of the system is too sensitive to a very rare jiggly connection, or something. Need more tolerance.
Continued another 400 shots without tether.

I have since updated D800 firmware to v1.01, but CCP2 trial ran out, so cannot test. But I did workaround with v1.0, so that shouldn't be a factor.
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Cables are always an issue.
The solution I found is "right-angled" cables. They are found fairly inexpensively on the net. A bit of tape across and they rarely pull out. I use a 3 ft' cab;le plugged into a 15 or 30' USB extension with built-in repeater. Works fairly reliably.
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So we all bought LR 4 because LR 3 does not support D800 RAW files, only to find out that LR 4 does not support D800 tethered shooting.
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It is highly unprofessional that I can't tether my Nikon D4 with the new 4.1 Upgrade for Lightroom. We don't have many choices out there for tethering, so we rely on Adobe, but once you get our money, support goes down the tube. When am I going to be able to do this?!? Even Aperture was able to provide tethering for the D4! This is unacceptable!

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Tethering for Nikon D4.
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Check out www.controlMyNikon.com Looks like a great product, $29.95
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Check out ControlMyNikon V4.0 - Whats new? on You Tube. Sorry only works on PC. Apple version coming out late 2012.
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Curious as to what Technical issue is holding this up?
Obviously tethering is important to Lightroom and D800/D4
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Scroll above, where Adobe says: "Until Nikon supports it in their SDK, it probably won't be in Lightroom's tether-capable list."
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BUNK! Disinformation.
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Tethering for D800 should be added to LR4. Not only do we need to make Adobe aware of our desires, but we must do so with Nikon as well.
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I have been waiting for over a month for a patch to come through enabling me to tether shoot with my Nikon D4. Can anyone estimate when this will happen??

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When will Lightroom 4 be compatible with Nikon D4 tether shooting?.
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We need the conection with Nikon Camera D4 for Tethering in Lightroom 4.1

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Lightroom Tether problem with Nikon D4.
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Tell me about it ... also D800
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Nikon said SDK is there ... so, I guess we should be seeing D800/D4 tethering soon?

The SDK for the D800(E) is available here:
https://sdk.nikonimaging.com/apply/