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03-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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K-5 Tethering?

Hi! I'm considering a K-5 purchase to go along side with my K-X, but I'm concerned its tethering is like the K-X tethering... Unable to really tether so I wont be able to shoot with Lightroom. Can the K-5 tether beyond being an external storage device?

I know I can tether via 3rd party hardware wireless, but wired tethering is 100x more reliable and wireless should be a last stop use only IMO.

Thanks in advance!

03-26-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, PK-Tether seems to be the only option for tethering Pentax cameras. What you can try is to tell PK-tether to send to a hot folder that Lightroom is watching. Not the best, but if it works it's better than nothing.
It will probably slower than eroding rocks.
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Aside from Pktether, there is also pkTriggercord, which is available in source, and there are binaries for Linux and Windows:

Supported cameras
Pentax K-x
Pentax K10D (Samsung GX-10)
Pentax K20D (Samsung GX-20)
Pentax istDS
Pentax K200D
Pentax K-7
Pentax K-r
Pentax K-5
Pentax K-m/K2000
Limited support

Limited support available for the following cameras:
Pentax istD
Pentax istDS2
Pentax istDL
Pentax K110D
Pentax K100D

Rpm file for Mandriva 2010.2: pktriggercord-0.77.08-1.i386.rpm
Rpms for ALT Linux can be downloaded from Sisyphus repository.
Windows (requires GTK2 ):

03-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
It will probably slower than eroding rocks.

RAFLMAO, can I use that above quote about rocks???

on a higher note, for android users check this.

Plans for future | PK_Tether




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