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How to Set Up Tethered Importing in Lightroom 3

By Pye Jirsa on May 11th 2011

(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this video can be found just above the video. Post thumbnail image courtesy of tethertools.com)

Unlike previous versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Lightroom 3 now comes with built in tethered importing for Canon, Nikon and Leica camera systems.

This means that setting up tethered importing is now a breeze. So, we are going to show you guys exactly how to setup tethered importing with a Canon 5D Mark II, as well as a Nikon D700.

Keep in mind that tethered importing doesn’t work with all camera brands, nor does it work with all Canon, Nikon and Leica camera models as well.

As of May 11, 2011 the following cameras are supported:

Canon
EOS 5D
EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 1D Mark II
EOS 1Ds Mark II
EOS 1D Mark III
EOS 1Ds Mark III
EOS 1D Mark IV
EOS 7D
EOS 550D (Digital RebelT2i/EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
EOS 500D (Rebel T1I(EOS /Kiss X3 Digital)
EOS 450D (Rebel XSI/EOS Kiss X2)
EOS 1000D (Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F)
EOS 350D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital N)
EOS 400D (Rebel XTi/EOS Kiss Digital X)
EOS 20D
EOS 30D
EOS 40D
EOS 50D
EOS 60D

Nikon
D3
D3s
D3x
D90
D200
D300
D300s
D700
D5000
D7000

Leica
Leica S2

To stay updated on exactly which camera brands and models are supported with the native Lightroom 3 tethering system, visit the Adobe Tethered Camera Support web page.

Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.

Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

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Post Production Pye
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Iphoto27

    Can you shoot wirelessly as in un-tethered with Lightroom 3?

    This Lightroom 3 CAN NOT adjust Aperture nor Shutter Speed  from a computer.

    Save $264.77 and buy the ATG AK1 Un-Tethered Systems from a.l9609@gmail.com.

    Shoot everything wirelessly instead of wired usb cable from camera to computer.

    Has live-view and wireless radio flash built-in.

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