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Kr remote

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by steveandthedogs, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Could anyone tell why Pentax couldn't bring out a remote which worked through the USB? It would be nice to have a remote workable from behind the camera.
     
  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Steve,

    I just tried my K-r w/ my Pentax IR remote and it works perfectly, from behind, if you use the right backside (where the shutter release) is located :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Hallo, Jack, I think it was probably reflecting from a wall, have you tried it outdoors?
    What I have seen is this thing http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/gentled/trigger.htm which would need sticking on with sticky stuff and a wireless remote attaching, which I have for the old ist D.
    £28. Come on Ashton, you tightfisted old sod, it's not that expensive.
    What I was originally thinking was some way of Pentax issuing a firmware update to allow the use of the USB, but I know bugger all about electronics, so...
     
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    'allo Steve .. Outdoors :eek: Nope, not for, at least, another 6 months before the (alleged) sun comes out here. Have you got or tried one of the Pentax IR remotes? If you want a less expensive plug in remote cable, ableit via a the plug in spot on the side, the Canon RS 60E3 works perfectly and should save you a few bob :) For the ones in your link, they look similar to the Yongnuo ones that we have, except for Pentax ??

    Cheers and, when weather permits, I pop outside and try the IR on my K-r :)

    Jack
     

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