Lightroom Classic: My D850 won't tether to Lightroom since 9.1 upgrade. Works fine on 8.4.1 on another computer.

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My D850 won't tether to Lightroom since 9.1 upgrade. Works fine on 8.4.1 on another computer.
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John Fell

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Posted 6 months ago

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Tom Mickow

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Is the 9.1 computer running MacOS Catalina?  If so, it's a known issue.  See the support article here - https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/macos-catalina-compatibility.html
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John Fell

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Thanks Tom. I wonder how many other full time professional photographers are looking at Capture One as a result of this. I've been a Lightroom user from the get, before that Bridge, and it's so frustrating that this happens with such a common camera and has been problematic for this long. Grrrrrrr.
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Using a Macbook pro running catalina 10.15.2, LR 9.41, nikon d850. LR does not detect the camera at all. Now I have to learn (and purchase) to use Capture One, it detected the camera immediately. Dear Adobe, your CC does cost a bit of money, please address this issue so Nikon users don't have to purchase others apps.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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That KB doc only says tethering does not work for Canon camera on macOS Catalina. Nikon camera should work.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Nikon camera should tether correctly on macOS as confirmed by our internal QE.
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Tom Mickow

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Yes Simon, the KB says Canon doesn't work at all, but it also mentions a problem and workaround for Nikon tethering - 

Tether does not detect Nikon cameras
Lightroom is not able to detect Nikon cameras when the camera is turned ON after invoking the Start Tether Capture command.

WORKAROUND
First, make sure the camera is turned ON. Then, select File > Tethered Capture > Start Tether Capture.

We are working with Nikon to correct this problem.
That's what I was trying to point John to in case that was his issue.
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Sunil Bhaskaran, Official Rep

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Could you please connect the Nikon camera with an SD card to the computer and then see if you can view the images in it in the Import window?
If No, this can be a permission issue associated with Catalina 15.2.
If that's the case:
Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
In the Privacy tab, select Security.
Does Lightroom Classic has permission assigned to Photos, Full Disk Access, and Files and Folders?

Thanks,
Sunil
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Sheldon Green

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This did work! What a relief. Thank you Sunil!
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Martin Vano

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Sunil, thanks a lot for advise, it worked !
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John Fell

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Sunil, someone should buy you dinner!! Thank you. It seems that the problem is solved by assigning permissions. If there are further problems I'll report back here. Thanks again!!!


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John Fell

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Also, you ought to post this over on the adobe site as they seem to have no clue about this.