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06-02-2018, 02:01 AM - 6 Likes   #1
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Keep the overview on the increasing tethering options for Pentax cameras

Since the introduction of the Pentax SDK, the availability of several official apps by ricoh and some USB options, knowing which camera is supported by which software starts to get complicated.
Four SDKS to be released - PentaxForums.com
Software support for Pentax needed! - PentaxForums.com
PC Desktop tethering K-1 via WLAN works well - PentaxForums.com

So what about creating a spreadsheet which combines all solutions and supported cameras?
Maybe comprehensive like here, but just more easy to read.
Choosing Tethered Shooting Software for Nikon DSLR Cameras | The Photo Geek

And with this software, there are a bunch of options and possible combinations.
Sony, Konica Minolta, Pentax and Samsung Tethered Capture Plug-in for Lightroom - DNA Software

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Here's a table for the officially supported bodies:

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06-02-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's an start!
I'd just find out that the *istD isn't supported - just in case the table would be corrected.
06-02-2018, 04:46 PM   #4
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Great idea. I was wondering whether someone would start developing a wifi-app for Mac or iPad with the new apis.
Some of the existing solutions might be PC- or Mac-only (or iOS/Android), so maybe it would be interesting if that spreadsheet would include that info.

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Had the same idea, now done

If anyone sees any missing connections or wrong entries, please send pe an PM!
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645D is working with PK-Tether. IT 1 was made for the 645D
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I contacted the developer of PK_Tether to inform him about the SDKs. Unfortunately he said he doesn't have any of the supported cameras so would not be re-opening development. Pity as PK_Tether works well with my K10D and I would like to continue using it whenever I get around to upgrading my camera.

Maybe someone with the newer cameras could collaborate with him.
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PK_Tether - re-opening development with Ricoh SDKs

QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
I contacted the developer of PK_Tether to inform him about the SDKs.
Maybe someone with the newer cameras could collaborate with him.
I created a new thread about this:
PK_Tether - re-opening development with Ricoh SDKs - PentaxForums.com

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Excellent! Thanks.
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QuoteQuote:
Pentax k-x, K7, K5, k-r, K20D, K10D, K200
from page PK_Tether – Tethering software for Pentax DSLR |

I hope K3 II will be supported in near future.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pxt Quote
from page PK_Tether – Tethering software for Pentax DSLR |

I hope K3 II will be supported in near future.
Since the developer of PK_Tether has stopped development of the program and has expressed that he has no interest in continuing development I doubt any additional camera support will be added.

The best you can hope for is that someone will release a program using the SDKits.
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I have not yet tested wifi tethering to laptop on any software. How's the speed compared to usb?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Since the developer of PK_Tether has stopped development of the program and has expressed that he has no interest in continuing development I doubt any additional camera support will be added.

The best you can hope for is that someone will release a program using the SDKits.
It is sad to read this, but it is a hope.
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