Pentax Image Transmitter 2 (CD-ROM)

Pentax Image Transmitter 2 (CD-ROM)

Pentax Image Transmitter 2 (CD-ROM)

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Product Highlights

  • Tethering Program for Pentax 645Z
  • Automatically Transfer Files to Computer
  • Remote Camera Control from Computer
  • Release Shutter and Adjust Exposure
  • Live View Display on Computer
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems
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Dedicated to the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera, Image Transmitter 2 is a tethering application that helps to round out an efficient studio workflow. This software enables remote control over the 645Z from a computer, including the ability to adjust exposure settings and release the shutter, as well as the ability to display a live view image. Additionally, images can be automatically transferred and saved to the computer as they are recorded for real time editing, backing up, and cataloging.

Dedicated tethering software for the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera.
Enables remote camera control from a linked computer, including the ability to adjust the camera's shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, and EV compensation settings, as well as release the shutter.
Benefitting clients and digital techs, the software provides live view monitoring from the camera for real time image review.
Image files can automatically be transferred and saved to the linked computer using the camera's USB connection.
UPC: 027075276697
Delivery CD-ROM
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.9
Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 6.0 x 2.1"
Image Transmitter 2 (CD-ROM) is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor software release This is my open letter to Ricoh regarding their tethering software for the Pentax 645Z medium format camera. Dear Ricoh I just received my order from BH Photo of your Image Transmitter 2 software. I must say that I could not be more disappointed. The Pentax 645Z is a brilliant piece of hardware, but just like so many Japanese manufacturers of hardware, the software and its interface is really quite poor. I am running v1.20 of the 645Z firmware. After installing the IT2 software on two separate Windows 7 and 8.1 machines I could not get IT2 to download any of the images from the camera to the computer. I could control the 645Z through the computer interface, but Live View only successfully appeared ONCE in the software screen interface. Live View button in your interface does NOT toggle the LV on and off as stated in the very poorly written user's manual which must be downloaded off of your site rather than included with the 200.00 disk. Again an extremely poor oversight to not include instructions as a PDF on the disk itself. Files are NOT kept on the 645Z whether or not the Save to Card selections are checked. Also when I attempted to select Live View once shooting was over, it didn't allow me to do so with the message: Camera is now processing. Cannot Exit Live View even though over 10 minutes had passed. Also in Windows 8.1 the top menus do not appear, Version, Camera Off and Exit. When I attempted to exit the program it does not exit properly and must be forcibly stopped in Windows no matter what version of the operating system I'm using. And once I disconnect the USB3 cable from the 645Z the camera will not completely shut down unless the battery is removed. In the LCD window on the top of the camera shows number of remaining shots for both cards appears in the LCD panel along with the battery level even when the power switch is set to Off. If I turn the camera back on I am able to fire the shutter, however the hourglass on the rear Live View panel simply contains a perpetual hour glass, no image appears. Removing the battery completely shuts down the camera. Once I attempt to view any images, none appear since nothing has be written to the card or the computer no matter how the Save to Card or File Format to Transfer is set. My camera is set to PTP for USB Connection. I am using version 2.0.0.0 of your IT2 software. As a working commercial photographer in the US my workflow depends on being tethered for client work. I will await your response to my concerns before attempting to return what I consider to be pre release beta software to the retailer. Please advise me if I'm doing something incorrectly in attempting to use your software.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from IT2 not up to existing standards I'm very disappointed with the interface. The image window is very small and you cannot enlarge it. Unlike Capture One or Lightroom, there is no develop module to make any adjustments. So it's basically useless for displaying images for clients while tethering to a computer. On the plus side, it's easy to use and the images load rather quickly, but for a professional medium format digital camera, there should be supporting software that aids the photographer and makes his his or her job easier. Hopefully, Pentax will offer an upgrade.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thethering software works well with 645z I was apprehensive about this product having seen previous reviews and its price. However, Pentax have just released a 645z firmware update and software update to address issues with this product and that encourages me to purchase it. I has tried the 645z plugin for Adobe Lightroom, but it was so basic and then began crashing every time I used it, so I gave up. Image Transmitter 2 (v.2.3.0) is easy to use. The preview window is scalable, focus point can be selected and it's easy to zoom in to check details. All the basic camera controls are there, WB, ISO, aperture, shutter speed. Various file formats can be selected and you can shoot to a card too if you want to. Files cannot be named from the interface nor metadata templates applied. Files transfers (USB 3) are fast. Overall its a solid, usable, but no frills piece of software which is why I like it.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Tethering Software Very disappointed with Pentax. After purchasing the 645Z medium format, it arrived with the tethering software. After many failed attempts to get it to work, I was informed it was an old version (!) and I needed to spend $200 to buy the latest version. I was very disappointed with these business practices by Pentax. The new software only delivers a small screen which is inferior in every way to Capture 1. I love the camera but with zero post purchase support from Ricoh in Australia, and a disappointing purchase experience, I wouldn't buy from this manufacturer again.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good software I just did my first job with this software and works perfect. It can be better but it does the job. I can show my clients the pictues on the computer right away. Jpeg files load fast in the computer.
Date published: 2015-10-30
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