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Extending the Capability of the Pentax K-1 with the Promote Control (v 3.29)


The Promote Control can now be used to extend the capabilities of the Pentax K-1, offering Time-Lapse with in-camera Pixel Shift, Bulb Ramping, HDR and more. Firmware version 3.29 can be downloaded here. Continue reading


Photographers can now externally control the Panasonic GX8 and perform advanced techniques using the handheld Promote Control or USB Tether desktop software.

Promote Control and the GX8:P-CTRL-1

  • Full camera control in a pocket-sized remote
  • One Shot Mode
    • Set shutter speed, aperture, ISO; trigger camera externally to avoid camera shake
  • Advanced HDR Bracketing
    • Up to 45 images per bracket
    • Steps from 1/3 to 9 EV
    • Rapid HDR workflow
  • Fine control Time-Lapse & HDR Time-Lapse
  • Integrate with 3rd-party pano heads & dollies
  • Weather sealed (great for outdoors)
  • Long battery life (up to 100 hours)
  • More features will be added in the future with free firmware updates
  • Promote Control requires firmware version 3.22 or later

International customers! We are offering $50 discount on shipping of Promote Control outside USA and Canada now through September 30, 2015. Enter code ‘50OFF’ at checkout.

USB Tether software and the GX8:box2

  • Control your camera from PC or laptop
  • View camera settings*
    • Exposure Mode, Shutter Mode, Focus Mode
  • Change exposure settings*
    • Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO
  • Capture images remotely*
  • View images as they are taken
  • Automatically download full-size images
  • A fully functional 14-day trial version can be downloaded at here

*Also available in Promote Control.



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The Promote Control pioneers remote tethering for medium format digital cameras

PCTRL + Pentax 645ZThe Promote Control is the first advanced remote control to support a medium format digital camera, the Pentax 645Z! Full press release can be found here.

Pentax 645Z users can now create stunning HDRs, Long Exposures and Timelapse videos. Currently supported features include:

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
    • full range HDR
    • accelerated HDR workflow
    • up to 45 images in one bracket
    • up to 9EV steps in one bracket
    • long exposures (over 30 seconds)**
  • Timelapse
    • intervals as long as several hours
    • repeated Timelapse (great for long-term projects)
    • infinite exposures
    • HDR Timelapse
  • One Shot
    • set Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO and trigger your shutter without touching your camera
  • Manual Hold
    • avoid camera shake
  • Integrate with 3rd-party pano heads & dollies (for panorama and motion Timelapse photography)
  • Weather sealed (great for outdoors)
  • Long battery life (2 AA batteries, great for outdoors)

Additional features will be available in the near future through free firmware updates.

Download the Promote Control firmware version 3.20.

**Shutter cable (PCT-CBL-CN2) is required to perform HDR bracketing sequences containing exposures longer than 30 seconds and for capturing images when MLU is enabled on the 645Z.

The Promote Control is a time-tested, professional, weather-resistant DSLR control device ideal for both field and studio work. To learn more, please visit