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10-20-2016, 05:47 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Promote control now available for K1

Just received this info thai morning from Pentax User web site:

Promote Control Brings New Features To Pentax K‐1

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Interesting.

There's something, though... guess what's weather resistant. Yes, the Promote control.
Guess what's not weather resistant. Yup, a K-1 with its port cover open
10-20-2016, 07:06 AM   #3
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Nice to see decent accessories for a Pentax DSLR though. Keep em coming!
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Sure, besides the WR warning, it looks like a very capable product - it promises to control the camera via USB, for example.

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If only would Ricoh would invest a tiny bit in a decent app for smart phones...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
Interesting.

There's something, though... guess what's weather resistant. Yes, the Promote control.
Guess what's not weather resistant. Yup, a K-1 with its port cover open
That seems like a missed opportunity. Someone could easily make a molded rubber port cover that has a snug hole for the remote control's USB jack.

Kickstarter?
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This is very interesting, if for no other reason than they are able to control basic exposure functions via USB. The remote shutter and intervalometer stuff is done through a second cable using the camera's wired remote port. Yes, that means two (2) flaps open to make this work.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Nuno Almeida Quote
If only would Ricoh would invest a tiny bit in a decent app for smart phones...
The power of the Promote is for long span time lapse work and associated bulb-ramping. That is the realm where true tethered operation or an expanded-feature wired remote such as the Promote shine.


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