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12-12-2018, 01:26 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterh337 Quote
It would not be a huge issue if the camera could be wirelessly charged by putting it on a charging base while it sits there half the night transferring photos to a folder on the PC

The USB tethering (mentioning Lightroom in that table) does work but the micro-USB connector is not suitable for throwing the cable around. It will just break the connector off the PCB inside the camera. This - a broken micro-USB connector - is a major reason why many tablets end up in the dustbin. The K1 costs rather more...
You can attach the ac adapter K-AC132 or similar.
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You can use an magnetic USB adapter.
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If you don't need control of the camera, I did write a Python app that will do wireless transfer to your desktop. (so you do need Python programming language installed if it doesn't come on your computer by default)

You can then do what you want with the images. One workflow would be to have LR auto-import from that folder.
a.k.a for those who used to have EyeFi cards.

It is slow since the K1 wifi is horrible, but it works *much more reliably* than the USB tethering if you don't require control from the desktop. Plus no wires to trip over.
I use this at events where I shoot upwards of 1000 photos during the day. Lower resolution JPGs are sent over wireless in about 3-5 seconds.

You can find the app on GitHub. There is a version for the K1 built-in WiFi, as well as the FluCard for other cameras which otherwise also does not allow direct and constant download to the desktop.

GitHub - amoringello/FluCardPro-AutoImport: Auto Import photos from the K1 or the Ricoh FluCard Pro-1. Requires Python 2.7 with 'requests' module.
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QuoteOriginally posted by peterh337 Quote

The USB tethering (mentioning Lightroom in that table) does work but the micro-USB connector is not suitable for throwing the cable around. It will just break the connector off the PCB inside the camera. This - a broken micro-USB connector - is a major reason why many tablets end up in the dustbin. The K1 costs rather more...

In this age there ought to be much better ways...
... which is why I use a short stub usb connector plugged into the camera. So one careful insertion and removal each session. The stub then becomes sacrificial, over time.

---------- Post added 12-12-18 at 10:41 PM ----------

Interesting idea. Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by amoringello Quote
If you don't need control of the camera, I did write a Python app that will do wireless transfer to your desktop. (so you do need Python programming language installed if it doesn't come on your computer by default)

You can then do what you want with the images. One workflow would be to have LR auto-import from that folder.
a.k.a for those who used to have EyeFi cards.

It is slow since the K1 wifi is horrible, but it works *much more reliably* than the USB tethering if you don't require control from the desktop. Plus no wires to trip over.
I use this at events where I shoot upwards of 1000 photos during the day. Lower resolution JPGs are sent over wireless in about 3-5 seconds.

You can find the app on GitHub. There is a version for the K1 built-in WiFi, as well as the FluCard for other cameras which otherwise also does not allow direct and constant download to the desktop.

GitHub - amoringello/FluCardPro-AutoImport: Auto Import photos from the K1 or the Ricoh FluCard Pro-1. Requires Python 2.7 with 'requests' module.
Thanks, I'll take a look ...
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