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Old 3rd of October 2010 (Sun)   #1
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Default 550d tethered in lightroom

I have lightroom 3.2 and the latest updates etc, i thought i would try tethered shooting.

I connect the camera and lightroom shows the camera controls after i select start tethered capture, but whenever i try to either press the shutter button in lightroom or on camera the camera always shows BUSY in the viewfinder and does not actually take any pictures.

Am i doing something wrong? im new to lightroom so im on a learning curve.
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Old 3rd of October 2010 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: 550d tethered in lightroom

try connecting and turning on the camera first, allow the computer time to recognise it, then open lightroom and the tethered shooting option.
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Old 3rd of December 2010 (Fri)   #3
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Default Re: 550d tethered in lightroom

I have the same issue: firmaware is the latest, Lightroom - the same. can't capture directly to lightroom
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Old 3rd of December 2010 (Fri)   #4
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Default Re: 550d tethered in lightroom

Currently the 550D and the 60D is not supported in LR Tether Capture. I'm having the same problem with my 60D. Take a look at the latest list from Adobe: Hopefully they will add support in the next revision or beta.

You can tether and capture the old way by using the EOS utility and a watched folder via LR. That works perfectly fine. However, I've grown to like the Native support for tether capture in LR3. It worked perfectly with my old 50D.
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