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10-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Printing photos off the camera

Hello all,
A Festival will take place here next month and I usually take the pictures of people sitting with Santa. This year I have been asked if it is possible to print the picture immediately after the shot is taken right off the camera...? It sounds like a DPOF application but has anybody used this and does it need a special printer and/or what cord works to link printer and camera (AVI, USB...).
Or, again, I might have to use several memory cards in turn (shoot 10 frames or so and change cards and so on) and have someone operate the whatever printer it is, at the same time?
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I have just found out that this feature is possible with my K10D (also for Optio, K20, K200, K100... as per CIPA website) but not with my K5. The PictBridge feature has not been passed on to the K5 for whatever reason, probably not considered desirable on this camera, only for so called "consumer" point and shoot cameras?
Problem solved!
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The ideal solution would be to tether the camera to a laptop and have someone operate the printer from there while you keep on shooting. Not possible with pentax software but I think PK tether would work.
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The simplest and fastest option is likely to have two cards and swap between them. Another person would print the shots from the SD card, either from a computer accepting SD cards or from a printer accepting SD card.

It is not ideal but is likely to be the fastest.

Food for thought...

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That is my plan as well. A lot more practical in this situation where there could be 50+ prints required. The PictBridge scheme seems OK for just a few and the K10D procedure involves quite a bit of fiddling the menu button...? My G11 seems to be more user friendly.
The tether solution is still (!!!) waiting for a Pentax solution which is the most efficient answer.
Thanks for the inputs.
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An eye-fi card perhaps?

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Wow Anders, I just learnt something - didn't know such a card existed! Thanks
See WiFi SD Cards: Eye-Fi Memory Cards: Wireless Photo and Video Uploads from your Camera to your Computer & the Web | Eye-Fi for those like me...
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