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01-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdparker Quote
but it doesn't get around the double time in camera processing. So a 1min shoot takes 2mins to show up.

Try turning off Noise Reduction in the camera settings. This should eliminate the "Double Time" delay. You can then run images through a NR function during post processing.

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So, here is "proof of evidence" in the format of screendumps from my little netbook that ISO control from the PC works with a K200D.

First 2 in manual mode at ISO 1600 and 100 respectively and then one in Program mode at ISO 1000 - just to show that it works in other modes than M also.

Also, note the use of the slider (as pointed out by bdparker) to zoom-in on the preview image.
I wasnt doubting you, simply surprised because it will not work for me at all.
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Bugs and new ver. 0.6.1 release

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I wasnt doubting you, simply surprised because it will not work for me at all.
Recently, I found this note by Tomasz Kos under known Bugs:
Known bugs

Will be updated soon

k-x – in manual mode not possible to change ISO – it looks like bug in firmware – the same command for other modes in k-x and other cameras in manual mode works
So, it appears to be a K-x specific problem. How about changing ISO in other modes than "M"?

OBS: An update has been released on 10 January:
New version 0.6.1

Posted on January 10, 2012 by Tomasz
I released new version with two fixes.
Firs fix is for problem when PK_Tether doesn’t want starts. During last update of my development environment target for PK_Tether project was changed to “.NET 3.5 Client Profile”. So now I revert it back to normal “.NET 3.5″

Second fix is for changing ISO from Auto to Manual.
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Changing ISO in all modes works fine on K-7 (the one applicable)

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I've been trying this out with my K10D camera that I use for astrophotos and I noted two things:
1. Elapsed time on Bulb is inaccurate. I set it to try for 600 second exposure and the actual results vary. I see exposures of 577, 563, 565, 603 seconds. Not sure where the software gets the elapsed time information but it's not as accurate as the Pentax software.
2. I've yet to be able to get it to take more than one bulb shot in a row without manually triggering the shutter. This is the feature that I most desire - to be able to take an unlimited number of bulb shots of any duration with any preset wait interval between shots. Pentax software is limited to 9 shots, so I'm hoping for more.

Great effort, would love to use it more. I'll be watching for improvements!
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I tried the new version 0.6.04 10 minutes ago and all of it worked for me .
Good Job Tomasz, and thanks for the program.
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