If you like to shoot tethered (with your camera connected to the computer and the photos immediately being imported into Lightroom), and you’re a Mac user, you might want to know about this bug before you think of upgrading your operating system.
Kevin Tieskoetter (Lightroom Engineer) has posted an update on the issue:
We’ve found a solution to the tethering issue on 10.6.8 / 10.7 and the fix will be included in the next dot update. There were apparently changes in the USB drivers starting in 10.6.8, and, as best I can tell, the OS puts the connection to sleep after a certain period of inactivity. I’m not sure if they’re doing that to reduce power consumption or some other reason, but it caused LR to lose the connection with the camera.
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I’ll post again as soon as 3.5 is available for download. (I know, I really must get back to posting more often!!!)