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My camera is a Nikon D810. I have the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and haven't updated it for a while, but my Lightroom version is 5.

My camera came with a cable, one side was a HDMI I think that I connected to port of the camera and the other side was a USB cable that I connected to the laptop and opened Lightroom, and was able to take pictures with the viewfinder of the camera and they showed up but I can not get LiveView of the camera to turn on and use that instead of viewfinder.

I want LiveView so I can zoom in on my focus point and exactly see if I am tack sharp or not.

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Lightroom don't support tethering with live view for Nikon cameras. If you want to use tethering with live view you need a another application like Camera Control Pro, ControlMyNikon or a freeware digiCamControl or any similar application.

You can use external application with lightroom with no problem if you activate the Auto Import feature

  • Do you have a source for that information? I was unable to find one via Adobe so I wonder if you did. I found it odd that the compatibility KB from Adobe states the "notes" for Nikon cameras but does not list anything about live view: helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support.html – dpollitt Sep 9 '15 at 0:56
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    digiCamControl is amazing!! Loved it for Nikon D810. Would loved it more if there were a Mac version too. – Javed Sep 10 '17 at 15:55
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Do you have Lightroom Version 5.0?

If so you need to upgrade to at least 5.7.

This website lists the minimum version required for the D810: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support.html

I'm not sure if possibly your issue is that you have a version older than 5.7 and that is causing live view to not work. It is possible that live view is not a feature of the Nikon SDK.

  • Thanks, looks like it is 5.7.1 but I will update it, Credit card I had registered Adobe CC was expired and didn't bother updating it until now. – Brandon Sep 3 '15 at 3:35
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you can see live view with the Nikon camera control Pro 2 is Nikon software support all the Nikon cameras and you can set all the camera stting from your computer is more setting and control for your camera but i am using it only for live setting and viewing because Lightroom they dont have this features

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