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Old May 26, 2011, 9:58 PM   #1
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I just stumbled across this software to remote control Pentax cameras using a PC, Seems to work on my Kr, haven't tried the K2000 yet, I don't know what I might use it for but I looks like fun, the software is still in Beta http://www.pktether.com/

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Old May 26, 2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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I've always thought shooting tethered would be really cool. Pentax had software with the early dSLR cameras that would work and I installed it. Then I never once hooked the camera up to the computer to try it out. I can certainly see where it would be invaluable for studio work, it's just not something that fits into my favorite photography pursuits. I hope this software will continue to develop and be successful.
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its not something i would ever use myself but i think it should be included by pentax officially - help shake off that non-pro camera image that canikon like to foist off on us
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its not something i would ever use myself but i think it should be included by pentax officially - help shake off that non-pro camera image that canikon like to foist off on us
I agree. It's something that most shooters don't need, but they provided it before, and it is obviously possible, so why not include it with the newer models.

AFAIK, it's most useful in studio shoots where the customer is present. He/she can see the shots as they're being taken, and can make suggestions in real time to get the images they want.

Another use is in product photography, where control of the camera from the computer allows adjustments to be made and shooting can be done remotely, so running back and forth to check and possibly reshoot becomes unnecessary since everything can be done from the computer.

I've never had a use for this, but there seems to be little reason why it can't be included in the software supplied by Pentax.

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