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04-13-2016, 05:22 AM   #16
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The K-S1 is a step back from the K-50 in terms of market segment. Sorry. The K-50 is still an active product with no clear direct successor in the wings. That being said, the K-S2 is a definite step up and with a street price very close to the historic pricing of the K-50 a great value. I am a little sad that support for a cable remote is missing, but that is how things go.



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Having said that and sorry to sound gruff, but not too many people create accounts to rant on the first post, but it takes all kinds. From your comments thus far, it appears you are pretty good at market research. As such, I find it hard to understand how you managed to buy the K-S1 despite its deficient feature list. It is sort of an entry-level product, if somewhat nicer than most. If native remote tethering and flexible interval shooting were on your short list, there is plenty of product available that supports both, though not much (zero?) at a sub-$400 USD price point for a one lens kit.

Putting my "helpful guy" hat back on...If you want basic interval shooting support on your K-S1 and are willing to use an Android app, dSLR Remote is free and allows for interval shooting courtesy of the phones IR blaster. You will have to change the B mode behavior (Menu C-1, #7) to make it work and battery consumption may a bit high for both phone and camera, but it should work.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.dslrremote&hl=en


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Already made a hello on the forum don't worry friend , about the forum, I'm lurking since about 6 months now ahaha

Yes I've searched a lot before buying a Pentax camera, the main reason why I did it is the fact that their Hardware/price ratio is just amazing.

I was hesitating between the K-S1 and the K-50, they were at the same price at that moment, and I didn't even imagine a single time that the K-S1 got fewer features than the K-50

Even with those features missing, I still LOVE my K-S1 and I would not take another brand camera if I step back in time, but I think I would take the K-50 even if it was older, cheaper, it had more features than the K-S1


The main idea behind my post isn't about complaining, but to discuss about a very well known problem in our cameras (such as tethering) and what can we do about it


Thank you all for your help by the way

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04-13-2016, 05:31 AM   #17
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Now, I have to ask... what do people do with tethering? A friend, a commercial photographer used it in his set up. He could be discussing a shoot with a magazine art directer and make changes during the shoot, with the art director remotely seeing exactly what the images was going to look like. So really high end commercial stuff, and saved a pile of time (and therefore money) on reshoots etc. But what does Mr. Ordinary Pentax user do with it?

I bought a flu card so I could control the camera from my computer, and check my images on my iPad in the field, I think I've used it 3 times. It's just more stuff that gets in the way of actual shooting.
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Now, I have to ask... what do people do with tethering?
Studio work or Santa at the mall or unattended interval movies...


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The main idea behind my post isn't about complaining, but to discuss about a very well known problem in our cameras (such as tethering) and what can we do about it
Gotcha! I consider myself to be a fairly serious user, but have never really wished to tether. My first Pentax dSLR supported tethering as did the Canon G2 that I used before it. I tried the feature on the Canon once just to see if it worked and never loaded the software to do the same with the K10D. I did not have a use case. BTW...the G2 supported a ton of connectivity features and came with a sizeable bundle of cables to allow all sorts of things. Too bad that it would have been a poor choice tool for most of those features. (Great camera, the G2...unfortunately, it sort of died of old age...)

FWIW, Pentax pro offerings (645Z and K-1) both support tethered operation.


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Now, I have to ask... what do people do with tethering? A friend, a commercial photographer used it in his set up. He could be discussing a shoot with a magazine art directer and make changes during the shoot, with the art director remotely seeing exactly what the images was going to look like. So really high end commercial stuff, and saved a pile of time (and therefore money) on reshoots etc. But what does Mr. Ordinary Pentax user do with it?

I bought a flu card so I could control the camera from my computer, and check my images on my iPad in the field, I think I've used it 3 times. It's just more stuff that gets in the way of actual shooting.
Useful for macro work. I've used it a few times when the bigger laptop screen has been handy to dial in better focus. In fact, I'll use it later today when photographing architectural models.
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Useful for macro work. I've used it a few times when the bigger laptop screen has been handy to dial in better focus. In fact, I'll use it later today when photographing architectural models.
Interesting. That makes sense. Is the resolution 1080 or the same as the rear LCD?


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Interesting. That makes sense. Is the resolution 1080 or the same as the rear LCD?


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Yes, I have a 1920x1080 screen. But the screen is a lot bigger, of course! (17")
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The reason why I would want to tether is to fix my camera on a place next to the subject (supermacro photography), and get ALL The shots I need directly from my computer because when you do supermacro you REALLY don't want that micro shaking on your camera when you're touching it to shoot or to change some settings.

The reason why I don't want to use the flucard is simple, I want to signal coming from my camera to be used on other applications, some kind of "live view" camera I can share with peoples before I take the shot.

I hope you understand what I mean, my english is not perfect at all

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The reason why I would want to tether is to fix my camera on a place next to the subject (supermacro photography), and get ALL The shots I need directly from my computer because when you do supermacro you REALLY don't want that micro shaking on your camera when you're touching it to shoot or to change some settings.

The reason why I don't want to use the flucard is simple, I want to signal coming from my camera to be used on other applications, some kind of "live view" camera I can share with peoples before I take the shot.

I hope you understand what I mean, my english is not perfect at all
It will do that, Touzenesmy.

The Live View will be on your laptop or big external monitor you can show everyone.

This has already been mentioned to you.

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Now, I have to ask... what do people do with tethering? A friend, a commercial photographer used it in his set up. He could be discussing a shoot with a magazine art directer and make changes during the shoot, with the art director remotely seeing exactly what the images was going to look like. So really high end commercial stuff, and saved a pile of time (and therefore money) on reshoots etc. But what does Mr. Ordinary Pentax user do with it?

I bought a flu card so I could control the camera from my computer, and check my images on my iPad in the field, I think I've used it 3 times. It's just more stuff that gets in the way of actual shooting.
A friend of mine uses tethering on an older Canon Rebel with a macro lens installed. It has a 6 mp sensor and he has it set up on a home made copy stand. He is digitizing several generations of photographs from a photo crazy family. He has tens of thousands of images to copy. He tethers the images into Lightroom. Applies some corrections for curves he has built and goes to town, His light table is an old small slide viewer so he can backlight transparencies and negatives. He had a local machine shop build a custom film strip and transparency holders. Once he is up and running he can do several hundred per hour.

I am sure that this was not the original thought behind tethering, but it works great and is a heck of a lot faster than using a scanner.
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