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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-21-2015, 04:55 AM  
The Red story
Posted By TikiDan
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This is one shot of a recent project.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-25-2014, 11:50 AM  
Pentax 645Z tethering
Posted By TikiDan
Replies: 45
Views: 12,059
nope. It's not even possible to shoot & transfer (tethered) RAW & JPG at the same time.

What about lightroom mobile? This might work. I can't test it I am not in Adobe CC.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-25-2014, 08:32 AM  
Pentax 645Z tethering
Posted By TikiDan
Replies: 45
Views: 12,059
Hi everyone!
I own a flu card as well.
I tested it - forget it! The functionality is less than basic.

If you are planing to shoot tethered and transfer JPGs via FluCard to iPad the same time: IT WON'T WORK.
The camera will freeze. I even didn't manage to transfer JPGs & RAWs at the same time (tethered) result >> camera freezes (I'd have to remove the battery to restart).
In ImageTransmitter2 I do have the possibility to check what files I'd like to transfer. So far I onlmanaged to transfer either RAW or JPG.

Back to the FluCard.

Here are some comments:
•once the camera falls to "sleep mode" you'll loose the WiFi connection, so you'd have to reconnect every time the camera wakes up - very annoying. Workaround: turn off "auto Power off" in the camera settings.
•the transfer rate is darn slow: 7-8 sec./ image @ smallest JPG size!
•image review on iPad: very very rudimentary:
•you cannot rate or select images
•you cannot swipe from one image to another. you'd always have to go back to overview to see the next image.
•once connected to the FluCard you will be disconnected from the internet.

Conclusion: FluCard is unfortunately not suitable for any professional workflow.

Hope this helps.

Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-21-2014, 02:08 PM  
Image Transmitter 2 preview
Posted By TikiDan
Replies: 31
Views: 5,765
Hi rcdurston,
did you manage to transfer RAW & JPG files at the same time?
If I try to do this camera & imageTransmitter2 are freezing.

Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-21-2014, 02:02 PM  
Pentax 645Z tethering
Posted By TikiDan
Replies: 45
Views: 12,059
Hi Dan,
I shoot fashion as well. In the studio & tethered.
Owning the 645z now of course C1 & Capture Pilot have gotten obsolete.
I only used C1 when I shot with a rented Phase One back and I always hated the not very userfriendly handling.

Everything I shoot with 35mm SLR I process in Lightroom, which is much more userfriendly except for the slow
rendering and lack of a loupe to quickly check focus.

I have gotten pretty good at it and for my purposes I don't miss anything.

Here's how I work now:

For tethered shooting with the Pentax 645z I use Lightroom in combination with ImageTransmitter2.
I works much better than expected.

All you need to to is to tell ImageTransmitter2 where to store the images coming from the camera on your PC.
In Lightroom you'd have to enable AutoImport. Just define the folder from ImageTransmitter2 as watched folder
and tell Lightroom where to copy the images to. Then you are all set.

It's almost as fast as shooting tethered with Capture One.

So far I haven't managed to transfer RAW & JPGs. RAW only works fine.
I was thinking of using the JPGs at first to get faster previews and I wanted to test
the JPGs in C1 on the side so I my clients still could use Capture Pilot but since I couldn't transfer
RAWS with JPGs on the side this is not an option.

One more thing:
Pentax commented on a comment of mine on FaceBook asking for a tether-plugin for Lightroom.
They said that they are working on it. Reading Lightroom rumours it is expected that the next LR
version will get a performance boost. If this is true all will be good - with a tethering plugin :)

Hope that helps.

Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-27-2014, 12:57 PM  
Pentax 645Z tethering
Posted By TikiDan
Replies: 45
Views: 12,059
Just got this feedback on Facebook.

I hope it's true.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-26-2014, 11:54 AM  
Hi Forum
Posted By TikiDan
Replies: 3
Views: 827
I am here because I am considering to buy a Pentax 645z.
The only reason which keeps me of buying one is the poor tethering support.

I'd highly appreciate a lightroom thethering plughin.
Pentax should offer this, since Capture One fully blocks this camera.

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