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R6 mkii and tethering with lightroom.


Hey folks ,

Anyone with an r6 mkii having issues tethering to lightroom ? 

LR says it supports the mkii  but I can't get it to read . 

I had no problem tethering with r6 but can't get the r6 mkii to be recognized . 

any insight would be welcome . Thanks .



Did you fixed this? I have the same problem, meaby you can help me.

Hi Sascha

right now the only way to do it is to use Canon Connect software and use a " hot folder" in lightroom. It has a little bit of lag time but overall works . check out this video link :

Hope this helps!

I followed this video and I can definitely say it doesn't work.

  • I am using a MacBook Air macOS Monterey 12.4
  • Lightroom Classic 12.1 / ACR 15.1
  • EOS Utility 3

Following the Video, it's instructions and procedures allows me to Remote Shoot the Camera with the EOS Utility 3 and I can see the CR3 file land in the "tether" folder.  HOWEVER, in Lightroom Classic, with the "Auto Import" Enabled and the Import Settings to watch the "tether" folder... it just doesn't work.

Nothing is seen and the File is Not Transferred to the "Destination" folder in the LRC settings... checking the actual Destination folder, there is no file their either. 

I really Hope Canon and Adobe get back on the SAME Page, because this works amazing on my First Gen R6, but NOT at ALL on my R6 mkii.   I really want to use my R6 mkii for the Studio Setting.

How can they be that different? CANON???


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Has anyone found a solution to this issue? My R6 tethered perfectly to LR. My R6 Markii will not. Lightroom does not recognize the camera. I have been trying for months. I have updated my adobe software as well as installed the latest firmware to my camera. I do not want to rely on wifi connection. I want a true tethered solution. I can tether to my iPad via an app called Cascable but prefer tethering to lightroom so that my headshot clients can flag their image choices in the software that I use for retouching. Canon and Adobe... PLEASE fix this!!

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