Have you updated Camera Firmware?
As soon as I need to focus closer, the camera freezes. It will not respond to remote control or to on-camera buttons. I have to turn it off and on again to get control.
This sounds more like a hardware issue.
I am using the latest firmware.
It works with Canon's software.
The camera is on the hardware support list for LR6, as completely supported - maybe Adobe tested it with the earlier firmware, but the firmware release notes don't mention anything (and my camera came with 1.0.5).
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Does it behave thusly using all lenses or just this single lens?
What an interesting question!
I tried with a EF-S 17-55mm lens. Works fine !!!
Even more interesting...
The original lens was the EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM.
back to that lens, and it happened to be on manual focus from some photographing meanwhile.
In manual it will take as may pictures as I like.
As soon as I switch to autofocus it hangs again.
Sounds like a Lens/Camera issue then...
Yes but it's strange that I can take a complete 14-image focus stack using this lens/camera combination and controlling it with the EOS Utility from my PC. But from Lightroom, no - it freezes.
So I would say the camera/lens combination itself seems fine with other software.
It's a puzzle!
I downloaded a demo of Helicon Remote for Windows.
That works fine too, with the same lens/camera combination, and will automatically shoot a focus stack for me.
Clearly this hardware has no issue with being controlled remotely by software - unless the software is Lightroom 6.
I just tried with a Canon 7D and the 100MMF2.8 Macro (non-IS) that I have here in the studio and it works here. Unfortunately, I don't have the IS version of that lens or a Mark II camera so I can test it further.
Well, thanks for trying! It will remain a mystery, and meanwhile I'll have to use EOS Utility or maybe Helicon.
It's a pain because both have foibles about naming and insisting on creating sub-folders of the destination folder and Lightrooms uato-import doesn't seem to allow the automatic renaming of the files.
So I have to import files from the card anyway in order to get the automatic filing I want.
That means tethered shooting is useless from that perspective. I still get the benefit of a big screen of course and with Helicon, of automatic focus-stack which I wouldn't get from LR.
Seems I wasted my money on LR6.