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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:53 am 
Curious, is it possible to remotely trigger this DSLR using a laptop and the supplied USB cable? If so, could you point me to the software I'd need to use for this?

Thanks! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Bonjour Zoeff,

Yes, it is possible :)

The software name is Pentax Remote Assistant. Normally, it's included on the Software CD supplied with the camera. I tested it with my K10D.

Now, it seems the Pentax Remote Assistant is no longer bundled with the K-7 (who knows why :?: ).

Check the :arrow: K-7 user manual and the :arrow: Pentax Remote Assistant user manual.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:19 am 
Ah, that looks very promising! Thanks! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:02 am 
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Bonjour Zoeff,

You're welcome :!:

Here are the Remote Assistant tests I performed on my K10D User Review

:arrow: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3888#3888

:arrow: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7318#7318

Enjoy :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:47 pm 
Correction, it's actually a K20D. Shouldn't matter much but still..

A few questions...

Just tested the remote assistant software and couldn't figure out how to get a live image. Is this even possible?

If it isn't, might it be possible to lock the mirror to prevent it from flipping?

I'm planning on using this DSLR for astro-photography so the mirror flip will cause a huge amount of unnecessary vibration. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Bonjour,

No, there's no live-view. One trick: shoot a 1st time to get the image and then a 2nd time for the real picture.

To lock the mirror, press Function, then Up, then 2 s delay.

Some parameters are managed by the Remote Assistant software and others directly on the K10D / K20D.

Have fun :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:39 pm 
2 seconds might not be enough but it's much better then nothing.

If I ever manage to get a decent looking image I'll be sure to post it on these forums. :D

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:38 am 
i was skimming pentaxs remote assistant manual; pentaximaging.com/files/scms_docs/software_drivers/remote_assistant/ra_manual.pdf , for some of that info to no avail, thanks! party supplies


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:46 am 
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Zoeff wrote:
2 seconds might not be enough but it's much better then nothing.

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My K200 has 2 and 12 sec, suspect yours does also :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:43 pm 
Hi guys, just wanted to say hi.. will enjoy catching up reading on the forum :D


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