Support for Pentax 645z

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  1. Hojong Lin

    Hojong Lin Standard User

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    Is it possible to add support for Pentax 645z medium format DSLR in MaximDL or MaximDSLR?

    Here is the Pentax SDK link:

    https://api.ricoh/products/camera-sdk/

    Much appreciated.

    Hojong Lin
     
  2. Doug

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    This is not something we can take on at the moment. These days most camera manufacturers provide their own plug-in drivers or ASCOM drivers.

    It is of course quite possible to write an ASCOM driver for the camera, which will allow it to work with astronomical software. However that would have to be a volunteer effort by someone.
     
  3. Hojong Lin

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    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    Another 'simple' solution is adding a 'generic' shutter control function, like Shoestring DSUSB shutter controller. It would be brand independent and no need to talk to the camera, just push & release of the shutter.

    Is that possible?
     
  4. Doug

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    Yes it is possible. We'll put it on the "wish list" for future consideration.
     
  5. Colin Haig

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    I have a Pentax 645Z as well.
     
  6. Hojong Lin

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    Cool. Are you also using 645z for astrophotography? I have some photos taken with 645z, they are on this page:

    https://www.facebook.com/ourprettyuniverse/

    A quite capable medium format DSLR.
     

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