One issue that sometimes stops Lightroom recognising a tethered camera (while Camera Control Pro 2 works OK) is some needed Windows services not running. The most likely is RpcLocator (Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator). Have a look in Task Manager Services tab and see if it's running, if not try starting it (right-click and choose start). All these might need to be running (text that appears in the "Description" column):
- Windows Image Aquisition (WIA)
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
- RPC Endpoint Mapper
- DCOM Service Process Launcher
- Shell Hardware Detection
If starting any of these makes it work, then right click the service again, choose "Open services", find the same one in the list, right click and choose "Properties", and change startup type to automatic
I tried manually starting all those services, no luck. I restarted the Lightroom and still nothing. Turned the camera off and on, nothing. Thank you very much for the suggestion, but it still doesn't work.
The latest version of Lightroom CC 2015 still will not tether with my D5300. I've tried other programs and they do it with no problem. So, this is evidently a problem with Adobe's software. I've tried all the troubleshooting tips on the Adobe site and nothing works. I've uninstalled everything to do with Lightroom and Photoshop and resinstalled it all, still doesn't work. Yet other programs do. What am I missing?
Mac or Windows? What exact version?
What exact version of Lightroom 2015?
Lightroom has upgraded since I first post the specs. Current info is:
Lightroom version: CC 2015.6 [ 1078672 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Operating system: Windows 10
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 2.4 GHz
Built-in memory: 8088.2 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 8088.2 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 358.7 MB (4.4%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 306.0 MB
Memory cache size: 79.0 MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1366x768
Multiple other capture programs work with this computer, only Lightroom does not work. I tried Lightroom 5.7.1 and it will not detect the camera either. The camera and its memory card are seen by Windows.
Latest update: I completely reinstalled Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I then installed Lightroom CC 2015.6. The Nikon D5300 is still not being detected in Tethered Capture. ADOBE, FIX THIS!
Just tried the new update, Lightroom CC 2015.6.1, still does not detect camera when attempting tethered capture. Here is the interesting thing. When trying to import photos, LR has no problem detecting the camera and importing the photos. But if you attempt a tethered capture, getting no camera detected, THEN try to import, the camera is not found. So, something with the tethered capture part of the program is disconnecting the ability for LR to see the camera. Any suggestions that I haven't already tried? Is anyone at Adobe paying attention to this?
Current version of Lightroom is Lightroom CC 2015.6.1. Current OS is Windows 10 Home 64 bit, version 1511, build 10586.494.
If you connect the camera to your Windows 10 computer and then interrogate the Autoplay settings, what is the default for the camera upon Windows connection?
If you set it to Take No Action?
I have Autoplay set to OFF. I plug in the camera and the setting does not change. The setting for the camera is "Take no action".
I can transfer the files without any problem. If I start tethered capture, then the computer only sees the D5300, but not the files on it.
If you connect the camera with no memory cards in the camera, does it still fail to connect?
No memory card, blank memory card, different memory cards, it makes no difference. Tethered capture will not work.
After your trial of the Nikon Capture app, did you uninstall the app?
In order to try to get this to work, I went so far as to do a clean install of Windows. I reformatted and re-partitioned the hard drive, put Windows 10 back on it, plugged in the camera and let it load the drivers for it, downloaded and installed Lightroom, and tried to do a tethered capture. It would not work. I was hoping that maybe the Anniversary upgrade to Windows 10 would fix things, but it hasn't.
Just to make certain: You are connecting via Cable and not Wifi?
Even though they should be clean due to your reinstall of Windows, Kevin, I want to try to reset your preferences one more time.
Close Lightroom. Hold down [Alt]+[Shift] and relaunch Lightroom. Overwrite the preferences when prompted.
Do not attempt to import from Camera direct.
Connect Camera and initiate Tether in Lightroom.
When the Tether Control shows up, grab a shot of the screen and post it here.
Thanks for the screenshot:
Go to Help>System Info… and verify you are on CC2015.6.1. If not, update to install it.
Next: Get me the Nikon D5300 Firmware number off the camera menus. (I know you had it in a previous post but I want to verify it).
Double check Nikon's site one more time to make absolutely sure you have the most recent firmware.
If everything is already the absolute latest, let me know.
If not. Update Lightroom and/or Camera and try again.
Lightroom is at 2015.6.1 (1083169). The Nikon D5300 is at C 1.01 and L 2.013. As far as I know these are the latest. Windows is at Windows 10.0.14393 Build 14393.
And you can still see to import, correct?
I can import photos from the camera without any problems provided I do not attempt a tethered capture first. If I attempt a tethered capture first then I have to turn the camera off, quit Lightroom, restart Lightroom, then turn the camera on again. Then and only then will I be able to import.
So, to reiterate: as long as I do not attempt Tethered Capture, Import works just fine.
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Maybe i can help here. I´ve had the same issue and tried every possible solution i could find. Non of that worked.
But that fixed the tethering issue for me:
Unplugging all other usb devices from my Computer.
To be more precise, the device that blocked lightroom from recognizing my D600 was my Dell U2410 Monitor that was connected as a USB Hub via a USB Upstream cable. As i have two of these monitors, and i had to plug out both of their usb cables, i am pretty sure that this is a reproducible issue. I hope Adobe will come up with a fix, because i´m really missing the on desk USB ports my monitors were providing me with.
Adobe please add this step to the "Troubleshoot tethered capture" list. There might be someone out there searching for that bit of advice.
I've looked and asked for a week trying to find an answer. Yes, I just saw your USB solution and it worked. Unplug any other USBs. Once the camera is recognized by LR, you can plug in the unplugged USBs (well, I only had a wireless mouse plugged in) and it will continue working. Thank you favo104!