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12-02-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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K-5 firmware supports tethered shooting

The K-5's (and K-7's for that matter) firmware supports tethered shooting.

An enthusiast managed to write a program that works with the K-x, K-r, K-7, K-5 and possibly more Pentax DSLRs.

Here is another thread on the same subject.

I'm posting this here because some people may focus on this sub-forum only and may miss the fantastic news.

The software isn't very stable yet, but the author is looking for help (e.g., testers) to improve it.

If anything, it puts the myth to rest that the K-7 didn't have the hardware to do tethered shooting and confirms that all the K-5 needs is the corresponding PC software.

Hopefully Pentax will have written the corresponding software for the 645D soon and will make it compatible with the other DSLRs.

12-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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great news (will at least shut some people up). i was suspecting this (there are pentax dslrs who will do it which are not supported by the pentax software, already known fact).

has anybody suggested the author to talk to the pkremote guys, who already have a rather stable app, and could work together with him on speeding things up?

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