Test Drive Nikon D7000 Tethering with Lightroom 3.4

You can find an updated version of this post for Lightroom 5 over at Lightroom Fanatic here: 

Lightroom Fanatic – Shooting Tethered With Adobe Lightroom 5

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!

The equipment:

  • 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.

lightroom 3.4 tether d7000

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.

lightroom 3-1.4 tether d7000

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.


4 thoughts on “Test Drive Nikon D7000 Tethering with Lightroom 3.4

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  3. steve

    I was wondering if the new LR3.4 would work on my pc. using my D7000.
    I have been gettig a lot of mixed views on this. if you know of any web sights to surport this please let me know. I dont want to buy LR 3.4 if it dosent work. It would be great to be able to view my photos in the field for my clients.

    1. David Post author

      Hi, Steve. I can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t…I didn’t see anything that said tethering support for the D7000 in LR 3.4 was only for the Mac. If you haven’t bought it, though, I’d recommend downloading the trail version and seeing if it will work for you before you actually buy it.

      Here is the link to the LR 3.4 announcement: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2011/04/lightroom-3-4-and-camera-raw-6-4-now-available.html

      And here is a link to the trial: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop_lightroom

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