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04-15-2022, 09:12 AM   #1
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K-1ii tethering

So long story short, I have a large photoshoot this weekend. The camera I would normally use has decided it refuses to cooperate. Does the K-1ii support tethering and if so, what do I need to do? I've not found any software that supports this. The only thing I found related to Pentax took me to firmware, which isn't what need. I don't absolutely need tethering but with the amount of shooting I'm going to be doing, being able to use a larger screen would really come in handy. I guess option two is hooking a monitor up to it, but would the hdmi output support live view? But that also leads to trying to chase down the proper cable. The local Best Buy is pretty much useless and I don't have time to order it from Amazon.

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You‘ll need Image Transmitter 2 for tethering. It‘s not free. With IT2 you can tether in to a folder on your hard drive. I use Capture One to flick through that folder. But you can use any other piece of software that supports hot folders.
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IT2 is definitely the most robust. But you can also use Lightroom for basic tasks: Tethering Guide for the Pentax Lightroom Plugin - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com

Since the camera has wi-fi, this can also be used. There's the official image sync app, and you can also use third-party programs that connect to the camera: Introducing Pentax Wi-Fi & USB Tether by PentaxForums.com - PentaxForums.com

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QuoteOriginally posted by ProfessorBuzz Quote
Yep...thanks...and seems to me that it supports all the requested features... Big screen to check live view, focus and shots, auto download of the pictures to a computer folder, etc...
Mind that it works on Windows and the OP hasn't specified what operating system has in use.
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