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01-02-2015, 11:20 PM   #1
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Pentax K-3 USB 3.0 Tethering Cable

I do use the flu card whenever I'd like to tether, but I have to admit that I would love to be able to just connect a cable and my laptop to my K-3 and get things going. Every once in a while, I decide to torture myself by spending some time searching to see if anyone has developed a way to accomplish wired tethering with the K-3. My latest research has uncovered this cable, that I'm pretty sure is just a generic cable that won't really work or help me in my quest. But just in case, I thought I'd post it and get confirmation that this cable won't do anything other than let me connect my camera to my computer.

Has anyone else seen this before? Pentax K-3 USB 3.0 Tethering Cable Orange | Tether Talk

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Looks like a spam blog to me. Unfortunately, there are no wired tethering solutions available for the K-3- though you can certainly use a USB3 cable to transfer files quicker than with a normal cable.

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01-03-2015, 12:19 AM   #3
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Amazon carries a tethering cable that looks the same. It is a generic cable for all cameras. : Tether Tools TetherPro 15' USB 3.0 Male (Type A) to Micro (Type B) 5-Pin Cable, Hi-Visibility Orange : Computer Usb Cables : Camera & Photo

also look at USB 3.0 Tethering Cable

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by the way, other than the shielding, what would be the difference between a standard USB 3 cable and a tethering cable. I can get a standard USB 3 cable for about $10 But a USB 3 tethering cable would cost nearly $50 or more.
01-03-2015, 07:12 AM   #4

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Don't waste your money, get one of these: AmazonBasics USB Cable - 3.0 A Male to Micro B - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters): Computers & Accessories

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