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06-11-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Timelapse Question

Can i hook my K-x up to my laptop and use my laptop as a remote shutter release?

Sorry if this is a 'noob' question.

06-11-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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06-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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@Theosixx

I don't see how your device is going to solve Spideralexx's question.

Am I missing something? The K-x can not be controlled by this device or am I wrong?
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QuoteOriginally posted by TheoSixx Quote
In my research I have stumbled upon a company actively pursuing TOTAL control of the K-7 & K-x camera via the USB port.
Not yet ready for release, but coming soon.
Are you shure?

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can you do the laptop thing with the K10D? Now you've got me curious
06-18-2010, 12:11 AM   #6
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When I first got my K10D it worked with Pentax's Remote Assistant software. After I upgraded its firmware, it no longer did, which kinda sucked.
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It is possible to remote trigger the K-X with an IR control - the IR control can be hacked to be controlled by a computer - put a microswitch in parallel with the remote clicker's button. This requires some electronics experience, but it is not difficult.

Also there is shareware available to turn a Palm device into an IR intervalometer for Pentax.
http://intervalometer.appspot.com/site/index.html

A similar app exists for windows PDA devices.

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06-19-2010, 01:38 AM   #8
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It's not quite what you were after, but there seem to be (at least) three K-x IR intervalometer solutions that have been discussed on the forum that might be useful to you. However none (alas) allow direct PC > K-x control:

(1) the Palm shareware linked above;
(2) the Pcclix intervalomater
(3) the Gentled IR intervalometer discussed in this thread, which works a treat, but is stand-alone.

In the end I guess you may not need to use the laptop if all you want to do is just for example set off the shutter automatically every 30 seconds over a certain period of time. Any of the devices above will do that task just fine.

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