7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2014 3:35 AM by pixelpup21

    LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810

    pixelpup21

      Nikon D810 tethered to Mac laptop running 10.7.5 with ACR 8.6 loaded into PS CS 6 and LR 5.6 open/running.

       

      I have tethered numerous Nikon bodies under previous versions of LR so this is not my first experience at using "Tethered Capture". ( D200, D300s, D3x, D800, Canon 1Ds Mk III )

       

      When I do the Apple System profiler, under USB the D810 shows up as connected.

       

      When I tether the camera via Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.18, the camera shows up and works.

       

      Just installed LR 5.2 from disc and then updated via the Web to LR 5.6. Checked LR for any more updates and none are available.

       

      With USB 3.0 cable attached btwn camera and computer, the LR 5.6 "Tethered Capture" will not connect to the camera.

       

      WTF!!!!!!!!!

       

       

      Chris Lynch

       

      christopher.j.lynch@nasa.gov

        • 1. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
          ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The D810 is not supported FOR TETHERING in LR, yet:

           

          http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support-lightroom-4.html

           

          Initially Adobe has to wait for Nikon to release a new SDK (software development kit) that includes support for the camera, which is some months after the camera it released for sale, then Adobe seems to only work on tethering once a year or when they have time or something.  If you look at the tethered support, you can see that not nearly every LR release has new tethering added.   For example LR 4.2 is the only LR 4.x release that had cameras added to it for tethering.

           

          One issue in adding new cameras is that sometimes older camera models are removed from being supported—this isn’t a choice by Adobe, it’s a choice by Canon or Nikon to not support older cameras, so Adobe may hesitate to add new camera support if an old favorite is going to be removed.  Tethering is kindof iffy in general so it takes a concentrated amount of resources to get things working perfectly and Adobe developers seem to be under pressure more than ever so may be putting it off—as evidence of this, we haven’t had a LR release-candidate for the last two cycles which would have added more debugging time to the release and Photoshop is probably what drives the release schedule more than LR, nowadays.  I would imagine that LR Mobile has drawn more resources to it, and there are less for doing other LR-specific things.

          • 2. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
            pixelpup21 Level 1

            Thank you for the scoop. Typical teething pains with any new equipment. Guess I will have to fall back to the D800, D610 or earlier bodies for support.

             

            I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to fill in the proverbial blanks!

             

            Chris

             

            Now the wait for the fix!!!!!!!

            • 3. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
              ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Depending on your needs from tethering and resources, there are other products that will tether a D810, and if you can configure those other programs to put photos in a particular folder, then you can set up LR do have an Auto-Import folder and things will get imported into LR somewhat automatically as you are taking pictures instead of all at the end, though not a slick as with LR-integrated tethering.

              • 4. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
                pixelpup21 Level 1

                Thanks, I have Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.18 which will work with the D810.  Thanks for the suggestion, I can play with that arrangement to see if I can get it to work.

                 

                 

                Christopher J. Lynch

                 

                Scientific Imaging Specialist - Lead

                 

                Wyle Science, Technology & Engineering Group

                NASA Glenn Research Center

                Imaging Technology Center

                21000 Brookpark Rd.   M.S. 21-18

                Cleveland, OH  44135-3191

                 

                Office:      (216) 433-8149

                 

                Fax:          (216) 433-5807

                 

                Cell:         ((216) 548-3147

                • 5. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
                  NormSc Level 1

                  Can you list some of the other tethering software supporting the D810? Also, I just noticed that Nikon released SDK support for the D810

                  • 6. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
                    ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Google for (D810 Tethering) and see what comes up.  I don’t have a Nikon camera nor do I tether my cameras.

                     

                    Keep in mind that tethering sometimes means only connected-device-controlled-shutter-releases, while other times it means besides remote controlling the camera, the images go somewhere onto an external device, rather than the memory card.

                     

                    With LR tethering images are also automatically imported into LR.

                    • 7. Re: LR 5.6 NOT connecting to Nikon D810
                      pixelpup21 Level 1

                      I have operated the Nikon D810 with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.18 designating a specific folder for the files to be placed into. Once I have that set up, I go into LR 5.6 and under the Auto Import setting I point the software to that same folder. Works like a charm, not as smooth as just connecting the camera and having files pop up in LR earlier versions with earlier cameras.

                       

                      Tethering is essential for some of my work and is a great way for your clients/customers to see real time what you are shooting on a laptop screen much larger than the one on the back of your camera.

                       

                       

                       

                      Christopher J. Lynch

                       

                      Scientific Imaging Specialist - Lead

                       

                      Wyle Science, Technology & Engineering Group

                      NASA Glenn Research Center

                      Imaging Technology Center

                      21000 Brookpark Rd.   M.S. 21-18

                      Cleveland, OH  44135-3191

                       

                      Office:      (216) 433-8149

                       

                      Fax:          (216) 433-5807

                       

                      Cell:         ((216) 548-3147