You can find an updated version of this post for Lightroom 5 over at Lightroom Fanatic here:
Adobe released their latest version of Lightroom last week. While support for the new Nikon D7000, in general, was added in Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3, newly added to the Lightroom 3.4 release is tethering support for the D7000.
Quick, to the test drive!
- Nikon D7000 (Firmware 1.01 and 1.02)
- MacBook Pro, OS X 10.6.7
- Lightroom 3.4, 64-bit
- 20-foot USB cable connecting the D7000 to the MacBook.
Tethering works exactly the same as it always has in Lightroom. To start a tethering session inside of Lightroom, navigate to File > Tethered Capture > Start Tethered Capture… The Tethered Capture Settings dialog will come up.
Once your settings are right, click OK, and you’ll see the heads-up-display (HUD) indicating that you’re connected and ready to go.
Sure enough, Lightroom recognized the D7000 without any issues. There was a rumor I read that this wasn’t working on the Mac, but it worked fine for me. It correctly displayed the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings from the camera, and the shutter release on the HUD (the big gray button) properly triggered the shutter release on the camera and transferred the image.
Pretty straight forward, works as expected.