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Pentax CS-205 Wired Remote

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Pentax CS-205 Wired Remote

Pentax CS-205 Wired Remote
Pentax CS-205 Wired Remote

Cable release for most Pentax DSLRs: the Pentax *ist D series, K100D series, K10D, K20D, K200D, K-7, K-5 series, K-3 series, K-1, 645D, 645Z, K-30, K-50, K-500, K-S1, K-S2, and K-01 (as of 2016).

Two stage button with slide lock for bulb operation

1.5ft cable length

Standard 2.5mm stereo connector

Not compatible with the Pentax K-70 (see CS-310).

Not usable with the K-m, K-x, or K-r (these cameras have no remote connector).
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Moderator PEG Judges

Registered: August, 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Posts: 39,692
Review Date: May 15, 2019 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $25.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Does exactly what it supposed to... fires the shutter
Cons: None for me

Ricoh Pt No 37248

Using either my tripod or the Platypod with a ballhead on, more and more recently.

But believe it or not... here in Scotland we've had a few brighter days recently, where the usual infrared trigger (Pentax Remote Control F) has become a bit hit or miss, even with its new battery, purely due to bright conditions.

So I managed to pick up of these secondhand this morning, from my only local camera store (Ffordes). For just 20.00, the normal new UK retail price is 30.00, so a happy bunny and lets be honest... it is just a switch.

As luck would have it, the socket for this on K1, is on the righthand side when viewed from behind the camera, so my universal RRS L-Bracket does not block access to it.
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Registered: March, 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 5,917
Review Date: April 12, 2016 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $35.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Reliable, no batteries needed
Cons: A little expensive, short cord length

This Pentax wired remote control is well made and is much better quality than the cheap alternatives. The button has good sensitivity and I find half pressing it to achieve focus makes me more connected to the camera than the IR remotes. Both types of remote are good and have there advantages and disadvantages.
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Registered: September, 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
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Review Date: February 4, 2012 I can recommend this item: Yes | Price: $8.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Works well, simple design, common connector
Cons: short cable, expensive for what it is

One of the advantages of this wired remote over the IR remote is that you do not have to initialize it in the menus for it to work. Another is that it drains no power because nothing new has to be turned on in the camera.

It lists for something like $25 but several sellers were cleaning them out recently and I got mine for $8 shipped

It works a treat with my K-5 (some had questioned if this older accessory would work with the K-5/7 series).

I don't like the short length of the cable but it can be extended by getting a standard stereo cable like those used for headphones and it works great. I've used the cable release with the extension a couple of times and it works great. Any 3.5mm M/F stereo line cable / mp3 extension cable will work to extend this release.
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