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04-25-2012, 07:52 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Soforbild - Mac Tethered Shooting for Pentax K5?

Presently this Mac Tethering software only supports Nikon cameras, however I have received written confirmation from the developer that he is considering supporting Pentax.

I recommend K5 users to take a look at the developers website and if you are impressed as I am write to him via support@sofortbildapp.com and tell him that you are a K5 owner who would very much like to purchase a pentax supported Mac version of his product.

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A link to the site would be helpful, to know what the (currently FREE) app can do for Nikon:
Sofortbild - Mac Tethered Shooting

This blog note also tells the story about "other camera brands" and why he is Nikon-only right now:
Sofortbild FAQ #3: Canon, Sony, … Support in Sofortbild | Sofortbild

So, even though that blog note was from 2010, like many shareware/donationware developers, the author of the product would need both the tools (a camera control SDK from Pentax, and a Pentax camera!) and the financial reason (a market that is willing to pay for such software, unlike the Nikon folks getting it for free) to do it. We Pentaxians really do not have another option, so there is a market, but... there is no SDK available from Pentax for the author to know what to do and how to do it!

Sadly, considering how slowly PKTether has been progressing without an official SDK (like Nikon and Canon both provide), it is really doubtful that this skilled developer will branch out to add tethering for a "black-box" camera system like Pentax. Still might be worth asking, as you say!
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