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I believe you need to have a card inserted, but it's best if there aren't any images on that card. Otherwise, Lightroom has to sort through all of the existing images first.
Wow, it is crazy that works. Yes, thanks for the quick reply. Why would it work like that? I suppose as soon as the host operating system sees photos on there, it takes over and doesn't give LR a chance to take tether control. Nikon/Adobe/Apple should really write that up as a solution. Nuts.
Thank you, though!
I have a Nikon D610 with an empty memory card in the slot, tethered to a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) via a Hyper Drive, running IOS Sierra 10.12.6 and Lightroom version: CC 2015 .
It's not detecting my camera so I'm not able to tether. However, when using Smart Shooter 3, it is working.
I have tried connecting it to a Macbook Air and no issues there either.
Any ideas besides switching over to Smart shooter 3, or Macbook Air, for tether shoots?
I don't know if it'll make any difference, but 1014445 is not the current release of Lightroom. It is the initial release of Lightroom CC 2015/Lightroom 6. You might consider updating to the latest update and see if that makes a difference.
Well that's weird because I paid for the creative cloud and I just checked for updates but all apps seem to be up to date.
I've uninstalled Lightroom, and have it back installed via the creative cloud app but still getting the same version number. So if I don't have the latest version how coming Adobe is not updating my Lightroom via the Creative Cloud App?
Do not uninstall.!
You need the base version CC2015.0 installed, and CC can then do the 'Update' to CC2015.12
Open the CC Desktop App, click the cog wheel, and [Check for App updates]
If the App still says you have the 'latest', try signing-out and signing-in, and check again.
If the Update refuses to work then manually download the Update-
tried signing out and in, and still saying it's up to date.
Next I downloaded the update, but when running it I'm getting "update failed" and something that updates are being suppressed by the administrator. But I'm the administrator :-)
Now your problem is beyond my 'home user' knowledge.
And others have the same problem. Maybe time to Contact Support.
Some sites mention "disabling auto updates" but I do not know if this is an answer!
Since JimHess's excellent advice regarding the empty SD card, I've noticed my D7100 not go into "PC" mode with Lightroom on two occasions. Once, I actually had to restart the Mac, suggesting some kind of MacOS driver hangup? The other time, a different application was "holding onto" the camera, preventing Lightroom from establishing tethered mode. I think it was Photos.app trying to mount the camera. Since it does work with a different application, on the same tether cable, I you're probably right to suspect the issue being with LR or its install. Good luck!
solved. Because there are 2 library folders (one in the system and one in the user, you need to have the SYSTEM library and not the user (as sometimes mentioned in several threads).