Lightroom provides tether capture for some Canon, Nikon and Leica camera models. I have never seen any indication that other cameras will be included.
The list of cameras supported for tether capture can be viewed at the link below.
They say late Sept for Pentax's software, I'm looking for a quicker answer also wondering if you have come up with any new info?
It would be fantastic if supported for capturing directly from LR....
Lightroom tethering relies on SDKs provided by camera makers - if Pentax doesn't produce an SDK which includes the relevant control hooks for Lr to base tethering on, it can't happen.
for many years i have been using Pentax, starting with K10 long time ago.. In those days tethering was supplied still by Pentax.
Later after K20 tethering support stopped and K7 and afterwards dont have it anymore....(but the microcode is still in camera firmware)
My 645D dit support Pentaxsupplied tether again ....and now 645Z tethering seems available since last week.
(Flu-card is no studio solution).
All past years (also with 645D) i could still use tethering though close coorporation with Tomasz Kos, the inventor of PK-TETHER
as free download from internet and with excellent features.
The way we use it is to have PK write to a lightroom auto-import directory and there lightroom automatically picks up the new file.
For mobile shoots we even use two notebooks, connected to eachother via 1Gb ethernet, ONE running PK having fast preview and witing to the
second's HD where lightroom runs to do development so client can immediately respond, both to positioning (on PK) and color
and cut-out on the second.
We still have not managed to get full functionality yet on K3 however, due to slight changes in communication and we are very curious to the USBtraffic for the
new 645Z...so if someone can help us to monitor the USB traffic please let me know..(this is NOT reverse enginering
but just monitoring USB traffic !) maybe we can solve what goes wrong with K3 having same basis. As a by-product maybe we can get 645Z
also running PK.
Pentax released a software called Image Transmitter 2 which writes to a folder and you can do what described on your post, still not as great as a direct connection to Lightroom.
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See the link above for tether support in Lightroom 5. There are a few dozen Canon and Nikon cameras and 3 Leica cameras. I would say there is little chance of it happening for you Pentax in the near future.
I can absolutely confirm this!