Promote Control Brings New Features To Pentax K‐1

The Promote Control is now compatible with the K-1 and a free firmware update brings extensive new features.

07/10/2016 - 09:29

Promote Systems, makers of the Promote Control, an advanced DSLR controller, has announced that the system now supports the Pentax K‐1 DSLR.

The Promote Control is a weather‐resistant DSLR control device ideal for both field and studio work and now, Pentax K‐1 users can create HDRs, Long Exposures, Timelapse and Bulb Ramping videos.

The following Promote Control features are currently supported with the Pentax K‐1:  

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)

  • Intervals as long as several hours
  • Repeated Timelapse (great for long‐term projects)
  • Unlimited exposures
  • HDR Timelapse
  • Pixel Shift Timelapse

Bulb Ramping
  • Smooth transition day to night time lapse video

One Shot
  • Set Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO and trigger your shutter without touching your camera
Manual Hold
  • For long exposure imaging  

Other Features
  • Integration with 3rd‐party pano‐heads & dollies (for panorama and motion Timelapse photography)
  • Weather resistant (great for outdoors)
  • Long battery life with 2 AA batteries
Current Promote Control users only need to install the free firmware update and purchase the compatible cables. The Promote Control firmware version 3.29 can be downloaded at

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Link Posted 07/10/2016 - 20:39
Great device, it will be really useful. Thanks for sharing


Link Posted 22/10/2016 - 13:50
I was never a fan of promote control, but this one seems to have cool features. I will give it a try.
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