After a few iterations of Beta plug-ins from Adobe, we now have full and stable tethering support for the Leica S (Typ 007) in Lightroom. The functionality isn’t natively in Lightroom yet, so don’t be looking for an in-app CC update. For now, users will have to download and install the plug-in to add tethering support for the Leica S. And, currently, the plug-in is only offered for those running Adobe Lightroom on Mac OS X v10.10 and v10.11 (Yosemite and El Capitan). Support for Microsoft Windows should be coming soon.
Leica has also updated their Image Shuttle software to v3.2, which now offers users the ability to remotely operate all capture relevant controls (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc.) as well as use Live View to compose and autofocus anywhere in the frame. For those wanting to shoot tethered into programs without native support for the Leica S, like Capture One, Image Shuttle offers a method to do so.
On a technical note, Leica indicates that it is very important that the camera’s user profile in the camera is NOT changed during tethered connection as this may cause a software crash and/or image loss. User profiles should not be changed when the camera is connected to a computer.
Registered Leica S owners can log into the Leica owners’ area and download the Adobe plug-in and Image Shuttle software, along with manuals from https://owners.leica-camera.com.