Lightroom: Add Tethered Support for Sony cameras

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Is this that hard to Add?, I can't afford 7000.00 Nikon.
This is a key feature and one of the reasons I bought Lightroom.
Please help.

Thank You
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Henning Metze

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tethered Alpha 55; need a plug-in for studio photography; is there any?

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Tethered Sony Alpha 55.
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Stephen Piccolo Jr

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Why can't we see Teathered Support for the Sony 900. I made the request but Did not make it among thwe ones that were selected.

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Lightroom: Tethered Support for Sony Alpha 900.
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Thanks for the request. Lightroom uses the manufacturer's SDK (currently Canon, Nikon and Leica) for tethering. Currently there is no support for Sony cameras.
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I shoot with Sony A900 cameras, and would love to be able to tether them to my laptop viewing and editing Lightroom. Is the Sony professional level equipment to be included in Adobe's list soon?

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Lightroom tether with Sony A900 DSLR..
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What is the Hold Up? Support Sony a77 at least. They are becoming leaders in new tech. I know you guys are hard core Nikon/Cannon users but some of us are not beholden to our equipment.
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Would love to see LR4 (Mac OS X) support Sony DSLR's and SLT's (in particular A700 and A77) in tethered capture. LR4 does not camera attached.

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Lightroom: Tethered capture camera support for Sony cameras.
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Stephen Reardon

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Sony DSLR camera user's support Adobe products, it's time they started supporting Sony DSLR camera users
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Bonnie Fiser

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Why can't Adobe support Sony Alpha DSLR's and SLT's in the tethered capture through LR4? You want us to continue to purchase the upgrades and promote the tethered feature but without stating that you only support Nikon, Cannon and Leica. The main reason I went with Sony was due to having Minolta 35mm with lenses that would work with Sony DSLR's which was a BIG $$$$ savings and I've been very happy with my Sony's, the expense of switching is out the the question.
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Sony a55, a65, and a77 all use the same firmware. It isn't hard to imagine that Adobe might be able to work in a single software solution for all models. ( without individualized optimization for the different models). Just having that feature at this point, is far more important than optimized software in my opinion. I don't know if companies can talk to other companies and have an on going collaboration. But it seems like "you guys" do a pretty poor job of working with other companies (to my knowledge; which I'll admit, is extremely limited). Lightroom is after all a complementary product, and for being that it should actually complement all products that it can be used with. My overall experience with adobe products is good, its just I feel a little let down by this tiny department. And so this post may no longer be relevant... (about a year of time has elapsed since a problem was pointed out.)... more importantly, The person who reads this, Your job is not to fix the problem. It is to tell the guys upstairs that "Here is how your going to make our product better." > Explain the idea. > Now it's their problem to figure it out.> if they ask you how to "do it." > explain to them that they have "people for that" (and then those people with have to "just do it").

( If its really too much trouble create a standard, then your complementary product becomes supplementary.)

Sincerely;
Your paycheck.
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Why doesn't my version of Lightroom support my Sony alpha 580 camera by using thetering ?

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Supporting Sony Camera by using Thetering.
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It seems that someone will have to state the obvious:
Lightroom cannot add tethering to a camera which does not have tethering.

For those of us who own a Sony without tethering, there is nothing Adobe can do about it. We should complain to Sony, not Adobe. Our best option is to make a workaround with a WiFi SD card and a HDMI output to a large screen.

So far, the only Sony Alpha Cameras to have tethering are the a700, a850, a900 and a99. So the owners of those 4 models may have a right to complain to Adobe, though we don't know if Adobe already tried to get the protocol info from Sony.

There is a Lightroom tethering plugin which supports the 4 above mentioned cameras, but it is not free:
http://dslrsoftware.com/index.php
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom Camera Tethering w/ Sony DSLRs.


I would really love it if Sony cameras, specifically the A65, would be made compatible with Lightroom camera tethering. I've been using Lightroom since it came out. It would be nice to be able to use all of its features. Tom Preston
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Tethered shooting with Sony cameras.


Will Lightroom support tethered shooting with Sony cameras? Their most recent cameras can be remote controlled by Sony software (see http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/i...).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Sony SLTA77V camera support Tethering.


Is it possible that the Sony SLTA77V camera's will be available with the Tethering tool? does Sony will support this also?
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The official response given three years ago still applies: until Sony releases an SDK, Lightroom cannot provide tethering support for Sony cameras.
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Why does Capture One work then?
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"Then how did Capture One make it work if your statement was true"

Well YOU'VE done your research, haven't you? 

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Since Capture One 8 (2014), Sony and Phase One have been in bed together: they have a commercial relationship which gives Phase One access to Sony code that isn't available to Adobe.   
http://briansmith.com/capture-one-adds-sony-tethering-support/

Clear enough? I EXPLAINED THIS A YEAR AGO.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why not Provide Lightroom Tethering Support for Sony A7 Cameras?.

As a professional shooter, I can certainly understand why you fully support many Canon, Nikon and Leica cameras for tethering to Lightroom, What I really don't understand is why you don't support the Sony A7 series cameras which, at least in my circle of photog friends, are quickly becoming the go-to camera for digital shooting because of their weight and some very nice lenses. If I have to lug an EOS camera to one more shoot, I'd frankly rather bring my Mamiya 645 which gives me greater quality and greater flexibility. The beauty of these Sony cameras is that they haven't sacrificed quality in giving up bulk...
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"What I really don't understand is why you don't support the Sony A7 series cameras which, at least in my circle of photog friends, are quickly becoming the go-to camera for digital shooting because of their weight and some very nice lenses."

I (and others) have explained why, Tom - it's because Sony doesn't provide an SDK from which Adobe can derive a tethering solution.

Be very clear - this is all entirely on Sony, not on Adobe.
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Then how did Capture One make it work if your statement was true, bigger companies like Adobe are slower to develope, if it isn't Nikon or Canon it doesn't get attention by many companies.
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"Then how did Capture One make it work if your statement was true"

Well YOU'VE done your research, haven't you? 

:0(

Since Capture One 8 (2014), Sony and Phase One have been in bed together: they have a commercial relationship which gives Phase One access to Sony code that isn't available to Adobe.   
http://briansmith.com/capture-one-adds-sony-tethering-support/

Clear enough? I EXPLAINED THIS A YEAR AGO.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is there a LR 5.2 tethering module for Sony NEX5r?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: When will I be able to tether to a Sony A7R?.

I'd love to be able to tether directly to LR without have to use
the Sony remote capture ( doesn't have a preview) for my new Sony A7R
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Use DSLR Software they have a solution for the Sony cameras - http://www.dslrsoftware.com
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled make cameras such as Sony tether in Lightroom.

Sony A7 cannot tether in LR. I wish it was able to do so.
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Capture One Pro is now supporting tethered capture with the A7s A7II and A77II. Will Lightroom be updated soon to do the same?
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I doubt it.

Sony and Phase One now have a "business relationship", meaning that Phase One has access to Sony-speciic tethering code, the equivalent of which Canon and Nikon provide to developers in their SDKs.
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Sony released its Camera SDK beta in 2013: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/6308....

The SDK is available for general use and supports more than two dozen cameras to some degree: https://developer.sony.com/develop/ca... In particular, according to the documentation, the SDK supports still capture for many cameras in the Alpha, NEX, and RX series. For example, support for the A5000 was announced January 2014: https://developer.sony.com/2014/01/16...

Though it appears targeted towards use cases involving tablets and smart phones, the SDK is described as platform-agnostic and supports clients running on desktop OSes. It uses industry-standard HTTP/JSON over Wifi to implement the API calls.
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I would love the be able to connect my A7r and A7r II to Lightroom for tethered shooting. The tethering is Capture One is pretty flawless, but I prefer to process my files in Lightroom.
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http://www.dslrsoftware.com Has a solution for you
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Fred Briggs

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I would also like to be able to tether with Lightroom with my Sony A7RII. dslrsoftwere does not have that as yet they say.

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