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10-14-2020, 04:07 PM   #1
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Tethering a K-50 to Lightroom

Is there any way to tether a K-50 to Lightroom? I believe I have the latest firmware 1.10 i.e. did the download and upgrade. Is there a plug-in to make LR want to interact with a Pentax? Are there other options?


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QuoteOriginally posted by old_manual_guy Quote
Is there any way to tether a K-50 to Lightroom? I believe I have the latest firmware 1.10 i.e. did the download and upgrade. Is there a plug-in to make LR want to interact with a Pentax? Are there other options?
Hi O_M_G, the flagship models, KP, K-1 and 645Z all tether for free to Lightroom with a downloadable Pentax plugin, but not entry level like your K-50.
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Hi O_M_G, the flagship models, KP, K-1 and 645Z all tether for free to Lightroom with a downloadable Pentax plugin, but not entry level like your K-50.
Yes I see that well to do Pentaxians are admitted to the Canon/Nikon LR club but not more pedestrian types. I am now having trouble getting my latest PC to recognize my camera as a USB storage device.
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The K-50 is not officially supported by the plugin. Currently, the support is limited to the K-1 / K-1 II, 645Z, and KP (and will likely cover newer bodies as well). My suspicion is that newer entry-level cameras will have wi-fi tethering only, while others will have both- but it could go either way.


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I am now having trouble getting my latest PC to recognize my camera as a USB storage device.
That won't be related, OMG, that will be more a case of matching your USB settings (MTP/PTP) on your PC and camera, unless you're using a charging rather than data cable.

There are compelling reasons for different people to choose one USB setting over the other.
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That won't be related, OMG, that will be more a case of matching your USB settings (MTP/PTP) on your PC and camera, unless you're using a charging rather than data cable.

There are compelling reasons for different people to choose one USB setting over the other.
And fortunately for me my Adobe subscription comes with Bridge and it took care of it for me when I rebooted and reconnected.
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QuoteOriginally posted by old_manual_guy Quote
And fortunately for me my Adobe subscription comes with Bridge and it took care of it for me when I rebooted and reconnected.
Sometimes it's just amazing what a reboot will fix, it's really kind of stupid that it works that way, not stupid on your part, but stupid on the software's part.
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As the Old-Manual-Guy wrote "his latest PC" maybe it was the first time that the K-50 was connected to the PC. Windows automatically installs a driver if the setting in camera is right, MSC that is, when a new device is connected to the PC. When the driver is installed it sometimes happens you have to reboot to get the driver working. I do not think that Adobe Bridge solved the problem (it is not a driver after all) but the reboot did. PTP is used for connections straight to a printer or other such device. MSC is always for a connection to a computer.
Hope this explains something.

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