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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Come on Adobe....get with it and provide a Lightroom update with tethered shooting for the D800/D4. As popular as the D800 has been I can't believe this feature still isn't available!
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I've been shooting tethered with both my D700 and D3. I have the D800 which is targetted for studio shooting and I can't use it tethered! I had no idea that it was not supported when I upgraded to LR4. PLEASE add the D800 to the list of supported cameras. It makes no sense to ignore a camera that has been targeted at studios to not be supported in the current LR release.
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Please incorporate D800 tethering.
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I'm adding my voice to the choir begging for D800 tethering with LR4. I have a high profile shoot this weekend that requires tethering, so my waiting is coming to an end. No way I'm using my D700 for this shoot while my D800 sits on a table.

I'll be using Aperture 3 and if all goes well, possibly switching permanently. Plus Aperture 3 supports my retina display.
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Adobe, please update Lightroom 4 to allow tethered shooting with Nikon D4 cameras. I've been a long-time user and advocate of Lightroom, but I downloaded the trial version of Capture One last week because I can't wait any longer. I've had my D4 since April and while I can understand a delay after a camera is initially released, 5 months is far too long!
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To me, this seems like a no-brainer. With the number of D800s on the market, you gotta believe that there are a lot of people looking to tether their camera to LR. Without LR support, people are starting to look to other software to cater to their needs, which is a dangerous trend. Once your loyal customer base starts checking out the competition, bad things are bound to happen!

We need this update to LR as soon as possible!
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adobe is curiously silent on this issue. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks they made a back room deal with Canon.....
but, one can use Lightroom in watched folder mode if another program does the tethering.
me, I sold my new Nikons and went back toy favorite D3s and everything works great. sharper and cleaner than any of the new cameras....
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The 5DIII is also not supported, and for the same reason - the SDK wasn't released until AFTER LR 4.1 shipped.
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Then how do you explain Apple offering tether capability in Aperture 3 for the Nikon D800/D800e/D4 and Canon 5dmkIII and 1Dx in May of 2012?

Wasn't that well BEFORE the SDK from either company was released? ...
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Only Apple can explain why and how they do anything and we all know how willing they are to do that. Perhaps you should ask in an Apple forum and report back to us.
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Rikk, here's the report ... since Apple DOES support tethering not only for the five new cameras I listed earlier ... but also twice as many cameras than what Lightroom supports ... I think it would be of concern to ALL Lightroom users why this feature isn't as important to Adobe ...

I didn't mention Apple or Aperture 3 to profess their superiority ... but to raise the question as to why Adobe places a lower level of importance on the feature for their users who depend upon tethering ... it may be unimportant or trivial to you ... but it is integral to many folks who depend upon such a feature in their daily tasks ...
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This doesn't sound like a report from the Apple Forum. This sounds like your opinions-to which you are entitled.
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You're right ... there is little discussion or the need for seeking explanations concerning tethering support on the Apple/Aperture forum ... because there is no issue with the lack of support for tethering ...
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adobe is curiously silent on this issue. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks they made a back room deal with Canon.....
but, one can use Lightroom in watched folder mode if another program does the tethering.
me, I sold my new Nikons and went back toy favorite D3s and everything works great. sharper and cleaner than any of the new cameras....
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I really really need D800 tethering in LR ASAP!
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The wait for tethering in LR4 for the D800 and D4 has gone on way too long. This feature should be a top priority for Adobe as it was a selling point for the software.
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Installed Aperture 3 last night. Tethering with D800 works great. I'll compare raw conversion tonight and unless I clearly prefer LR, buh bye LR.
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Hey folks the SDK is out and has been out! Several companies have Nikon D4 and D800 camera controls and tethering software. Adobe is just behind the curve!! Check out, www.controlMyNikon.com for a great PC program (Apple release late 2012) for doing a LOT more than Adobe does. Only $29.95 and 15 day full feature Trial download. Check it out...I could not pass it up. Oh, and it will download to lightroom 4.1 while saving to your camera card(s).
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This discussion is about the lack of D4 and D800 tethering support in LR. According to the "ControlMyNikon" web site, these cameras aren't supported. Here's the list of supported cameras copied from their site:
D3, D3S, D3X, D40, D40X, D60, D80, D90, D200, D300, D300S, D700, D5000, D5100, D7000
Where's the D4? Where's the D800? Where on the site does it state that Mac support will specifically be available in 2012? How exactly does it provide tethering to LR? Almost anything will "download to lightroom 4.1" if you use a watched folder.

What's really the point of your comment?
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Really need Adobe to support tethering into LR4 asap please. I use D3X at present but want to use my D800E
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Hmmmm... from LR 4.2 Release Candidate notes (http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...:
Bugs Fixed -
"Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (win only)"

And Mac!?

A lot of sloppy copy/paste in that blog post too. "4.1"s where "4.2" should be.
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For the Mac version, try it and see. I think the RC notes went out a little, er, incomplete.
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Okay, everyone. The LR 4.2 Release Candidate finally allows tethered support for the Nikon D800. I just downloaded and shot off several frames without any problems. You can find the release here:

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...
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Forgot to say which platform. I did this test on a Mac Powerbook running OS X version 10.8
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Andrew, Thank you ... So there "is" support for BOTH Win7 64-bit and Mac. :)
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The tethering D800/D4 Support is for Win7 , but can also be run on a Mac.... Is that what you are saying?
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I'm saying that the notes for the release candidate are incomplete at best. LR 4.2 now supports tethering for the D800 for Mac. I have only tested the D800 on the Mac platform.
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So ... tethering has been added for the D4/D800 on only one platform ... in an RC version of Lightroom ... now this thread/feature request warrants an "Implemented" label?

I don't get it ... It's sort of like Bush's "Mission Accomplished" banner for Iraq ... and look at how much flack he received for that ...

I would think the term "implemented" would mean the feature is available and fully functional for ALL users ... not added to the growing list of caveats that is the supported cameras for tethering in Lightroom ...
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Butch, I set it to implemented. It should be working on both Mac and Windows. Are you saying it's not working on Windows?
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According to the announcement of Lr4.2RC on the Lightroom Journal Blog ... it states "Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (win only)"

I don't use Windows myself, so I can't test it. If I assumed wrong, I stand corrected ...
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It's fine, the release notes were - erm - a bit buggy!

Support was added for both platforms, and then the Windows wasn't working for a bit - hence a bug was written up and then listed in the release notes as a fixed bug.
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Why is there still no tethering available in Lightroom 4 for my D4 and D800 - serious hindrance.
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Judith....as indicated in the responses just preceding yours, support has been added in LR4.2RC. I don't believe prior versions of LR4 will ever support tethering of those cameras.

What version of LR4 are you using?
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Judith and Jim have clearly not taken the time to read comments above. Both cameras are now supported on both platforms. Follow this link:
http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...
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And Andrew has clearly not taken the time to carefully read my comment -- in which I very clearly state "support has been added in LR4.2RC".
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My bad Jim. :-/
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Andrew ... and you clearly did not read Jim's comment ... he agrees with you by pointing out that the support is in v4.2RC ... not any prior version of Lr 4 ... also keep in mind that the existence of the Lr 4.2RC does not show up in the "Check for Updates" under the Help menu ... as it is distributed by Adobe Labs ...

We also must keep in mind that not all users feel comfortable using Release Candidate versions of apps for real world workflow ... not everyone wants to be a beta tester while on the job just to invoke a specific feature like tethering ...
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Agreed. The good news is that I've spent many hours in a "real-world workflow" with a client sitting over my shoulder and close to 1,000 tethered images with my D800 and Lr 4.2RC and it all works flawlessly. On a Mac that is....
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Andrew, that is encouraging. Unfortunately I am still running into occasional problems with tethering a D3 on LR3.6--which was supposed to have been fixed--so I am going to approach tethering with LR4 in a testing mode only. (I've backed off LR4 until they get it a little closer to right in other areas--maybe 4.2 will do that.)
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Yes Andrew, I agree ... Lr 4.2RC does seem to behave well with the D4 and D800 ... though I and my partners had to resort to using Aperture 3 in June and July for tethering two big jobs ... over 8,500 images with four different cameras on four Macbook Pros ... not one glitch ... Sad we had to wait until the end of August for Lr to catch up. Because, we would rather be using Lr. for all our work.
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Thank you Adobe!
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I have Lightroom 3 and I will update to LR4 but I need to know if Adobe have plans to support tethered capture with the new NIkon D800?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR$ and Nikon D800.
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Tethered support for Nikon D800 in Windows 7 still not working. Lightroom sees the camera but won't allow it to shoot and display.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Nikon D800 tethered.
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Did you try it with the card out?

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