Lightroom Plugin for K-1 Announced
Capture and view images via USB
By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Apr 21, 2016
Ricoh Imaging has officially announced version 1.1.0 of its Pentax Lightroom tethering plugin, which adds support for the full-frame Pentax K-1 on top of existing compatibility with the medium-format 645Z. The tethering plugin lets users instantly view and edit captured photos through a USB connection. Rumors of this plugin have been circulating ever since a beta version was demonstrated at trade shows across the US and Japan.
In addition, this update makes it possible to simultaneously save photos to the SD card while tethered. To take advantage of this new feature, K-1 and 645Z users must apply a firmware update (soon to be released).
The new version of the plugin is expected to be released by the end of May, 2016. It will be available for download for free from the official Pentax software site once released, along with the corresponding firmware updates for the K-1 and 645Z. The plugin will work with Adobe Lightroom 6 as well as Lightroom CC.
Note that further wired tethering functionality is offered through the Image Transmitter 2 software, which is sold separately.
The Pentax K-1 also has built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting with the free Image Sync Android/iOS app. The 645Z can be controlled wirelessly through a web browser with the optional O-FC1 FluCard accessory.
See our Pentax firmware update guide for information on upgrading your camera's firmware.
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