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By TomLilesHello All,
I am a newbie. I set foot in Leica S-land this June with the purchase of an S2-P; my copy had the sensor glass corrosion problem and it has just come back to me from Wetzlar with a brand new sensor [and all the weather sealing replaced, the body regripped, and it has been cleaned inside and out; impressive]. For free, I must add. I'm happy with that.
I'm not super happy that I can only get the camera to tether by using my ancient MacBook Pro, which I keep as a backup and is running Yosemite and an old standalone copy of Lr5. My actual computer is a 2016 MacBook Pro Retina [the touchbar one] and runs Lightroom CC for my main database and simple tethering... that's what I use for work and is the center of my workflow. And the S2-P isn't working with it unfortunately.
It's almost funny actually, but just to check:
-- the S2 and Styp006 cannot tether to Lightroom CC as we know and use it here in 2017? [or should I say, any combo of: El Captain and later OSX, plus adjoining Lightroom/LightroomCC?]
-- the Leica Image Shuttle software / Lr Plugin only works for the Styp007 with current OSX and current Lightroom CC
I emailed Leica software support as it seems the Image Shuttle is not freeware, or not openly available freeware... They have written back to me and I may be able to get a copy of Image Shuttle; though that is little use to me without yet knowing if it even works with Lr for my camera. The Leica chap managed not to answer that basic question of whether or not it is possible to tether an S2 [s2-P in my case] to Lr CC. I did ask.
I use C1 as my main tether software [for other system cameras]; so while a Leica S will not tether to that natively, I could perhaps switch to hot folders and use the "Mass Storage" USB mode to tether by proxy. Not really a solution I'm interested in to be honest.
Kind of a killer as about 50% of what I do is in a studio setting [Art Directors and customers will want to monitor images as I take them at shoots]. I should have researched tethering with an older S camera before buying [though it wouldn't have stopped me]; just goes to show: never assume anything.
Not being able to tether doesn't stop me from using the long-awaited S for work, though it isn't optimal either. I am just finding it hard to believe that the camera which records DNG natively and comes with Lightroom in the box, cannot tether to Lightroom as we know and use it here in 2017. No, right? I'm baffled...
USB mode setting: PTP
Lemo USB cable: checked, OK [tethers to older Mac; transfers data to new Mac just fine when USB mode set to "Mass Storage"]
USB Ports on Mac: checked, OK [see previous]
S2-P firmware: 184.108.40.206 most up-to-date version
LrCC: 2015.12 Camera Raw 9.12
OSX: Sierra, 10.12.6