So I decided to have a go at tethered capture inside Lightroom. I have the camera connected, powered on, drivers were found and installed, Lightroom can see the camera and I can even shoot with it using the shutter button inside Lightroom.
But for some reason Lightroom doesn't allow me to make any camera changes like setting shutter speed, aperture and ISO. These are only listed as is in Lightroom and greyed out, I can't click on anything to make changes. Is this by any means normal for Lightroom? I know I can do all of these things and more inside the EOS Utility.
While we are at it, how does focusing work inside Lightroom? Is it possible to press the shutter button half way to auto focus? Inside EOS Utility there are options to manually focus or auto focus. Having these options inside Lightroom would make my switch to Lightroom for tethered capture easier.
I tried using EOS Utility for camera control and Lightroom for capture. It didn't work very well. They can't be used simultaneously side by side.
If I start the remote shoot option in EOS Utility first, and then start tethered capture in Lightroom, the camera becomes locked to EOS Utility. Lightroom can detect the camera but camera settings are unavailable, i.e. they don't even show up on the tethered capture bar, and the shutter button inside Lightroom doesn't work.
Closing EOS Utility doesn't help. I have to close Lightroom also and then start it again to re-enable tethered capture inside Lightroom.
If I go the other way around and start tethered capture in Lightroom first, and then start EOS Utility I just get an error message. "Failed to communicate with camera."
So this is by no means going to be an optimal working solution for tethered capture. This is of course best done in one single program. But until we get camera control in Lightroom we will have to look for other solutions for tethered capture. I will just use EOS Utility and then import the photos normally to Lightroom.