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06-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Pre Trigger Cable for k5

Does anyone know if Pentax makes a pre trigger cable or if one works with the k5? I am looking to have my pocket wizard trigger either my k7 or my k5 using the other camera and a pocketwizard to snap the shutter. Cannon and Nikon both have this feature and I can't seem to find anything on the Pentax.

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I am in the same postion Lance did you resolve this issue I have not purchased my PW yet
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lance C Quote
Does anyone know if Pentax makes a pre trigger cable or if one works with the k5? I am looking to have my pocket wizard trigger either my k7 or my k5 using the other camera and a pocketwizard to snap the shutter. Cannon and Nikon both have this feature and I can't seem to find anything on the Pentax.

Thank you
You can do this with Yongnuo RF-602's. Set one transmitter on the Hotshoe of Camera A, and then attached a receiver into Camera B set to the same channel. However there will potentially be a fractional delay between Cam A and B.

You could even then attach a 2nd RX unit onto the first camera as well (i've done it this way, one transmitter, two receivers) and then use a Transmitter as the remote shutter release for BOTH cameras simultaneously (thus solving sync issues with the two shutters....)

The Hardware to do the above (1 x transmitters, 2 x receivers) is probably $40USD all up... then use your PWs for the Flash side of things as needed

But yes - its all doable with the RF-602's anyway... not sure about the PW's..

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The Canon cable should work if it is mini-phono. The PW might even ship with a cable that will work. Otherwise these guys will have a cable that goes from the receiver to the camera:

FlashZebra.com: Products

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Thanks for both very informative replies I appreciate them and have gone for the RF-602 option
Great help thanks again
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