Canon 5DS is not in the supported list yet.
Adobe Lightroom supports tethered capturing only for the cameras listed in the following document:
I know. And I am very surprised. The camera should be supported by now. It has been on the market long enough now. Why else would I pay Adobe???
The camera should be supported by now.
Why? Simply because some arbitrary amount of time has passed?
Tethering is only possible once Canon has released a version of its SDK that contains the relevant code "hooks" that Adobe can embed into Lr; then test; then release.
Obviously, we're not there yet.
Why else would I pay Adobe???
To take advantage of all the other benefits of Lightroom, maybe???
Some people found a work around (which for some reason does not work with me). So it looks the information is available...
And yes, it is totally arbitrary. And yes, professional users want their updates fast.
When I pay the full amount, I want to be able to use all the options.
So please call Canon (and don't wait for it) and fix it. Thank you.
Tether with the Canon supplied software and use a "Watched Folder" to bring the files into Lightroom.
What workaround? Do you have a link?
This solution needs more manual interaction than a fully functional LR tethered shooting.
It would be nice if Adobe staff would respond...
So you copied the EOS Utility DLLs to the LR Tethering plug-in area and it didn't work, or you tried the EOS Utility tethering + LR-Watched-Folder and that didn't work?
Until the camera is supported via the Canon SDK there's nothing Adobe is even going to attempt to do with tethering the 5Dsr, and after that, it'll probably take a few months.
I tried both.
The first did not work at all.
The second works, technically speaking. But the workflow is not satisfactory.