pentax k-1 mark ii

Pentax K-1 Mark II
Pentax K-1 Mark II
Pentax K-1 Mark II setup instructions for stop motion animation or time-lapse photography with Dragonframe

Supported Versions

Requires Dragonframe 4.3.4 or newer.

Live View

The Pentax K-1 Mark II provides a live view via its USB connection. The live view size is 720 x 480.

Camera Settings

Dragonframe controls the Pentax K-1 Mark II ISO, shutter speed, aperture (with digital lens), image quality, and size.


Dragonframe cannot provide focus check (live view magnification) with this camera.

Product Info

You can find the Pentax K-1 Mark II manual and specifications at the Pentax website.

Manual Lens to Avoid Flicker

To avoid any potential flicker that can be caused by electronically controlled aperture lenses, please consider using a fully manual aperture lens.
Learn More about Aperture Flicker

Setup Instructions

  1. Create a new scene or open an existing scene. (Dragonframe will not connect to your camera unless you have a scene open.)
  2. Power your camera by AC power if possible, or use a fully charged battery.
  3. Close any other applications that might connect to your camera.
    • - For macOS, Open Image Capture, select your camera, then in pop up area in lower-left select Connection camera opens: No application. (See Picture)
  4. Make sure Dropbox is not a client of the camera.
  5. You may need to quit Google Backup and Sync, since it can interfere with the camera even if you turn off syncing.
  6. If you have anti-virus software, white-list Dragonframe so that it may access your camera.
  7. Set the Mode Dial to Manual (M).
  8. Set USB Connection to PTP.
  9. Set AF Selector (on body) to AF in order to drive focus of lens.
  10. Connect your camera to the computer with an appropriate USB cable.
  11. Proceed to the Cinematography workspace to adjust the camera exposure settings, check focus, and take test shots.