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02-19-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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tethered wireless USB shooting w/ Pentax Remote Assistant

Has anyone tried this w/ the new wireless USB adapters yet (roughly $100 a set)?
Newegg.com - CABLES UNLIMITED Wireless USB Kit with Transmitter and Receiver with Base Model USB-WIRELESS - Cables
Wireless USB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I found a few links on how to set up PRA to dump to a directory that is watched by LightRoom, Capture One, and Picasa:
Laptop as viewfinder
Instant view on laptop

At 30 feet, it's a theoretical 110Mbit/sec, so it'd be even better than wifi...

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Quick followup on this...the answer is no, it won't work.

The remote USB adapter (the Cables Unlimited one) requires a powered dock, so you'd have to strap this to your K10D/K20D and then drag around a power cable to the dock. You'd think they'd have a version that takes batteries instead of trading one wire for another :-P
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Another thing is speed. I use the K20D tethered and it's slow even when it's wired. The USB of the camera is very slow. I really wish the next camera would have faster USB and also HDMI output for studio work.
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Hi Kenyee and everyone,

I've repackaged the cables unlimited dongle, and now it uses AA batteries.
On my website, there are instructions and build of materials, so you can build one yourself, or there is a link to buy a pre-assembled one from ebay. There is demo video there too

My website is homebrewusb.com

I originally build this for my friend, but made one for myself after using it.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Chiko

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