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01-02-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
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Any remote trigger suggestions?

I've read that the Pentax brand remote is pricy, and the battery is not replaceable. Looking to get a remote trigger and wonder who has
had a good experience with one or another model.

01-02-2015, 11:46 AM - 1 Like   #2
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If you want something to trigger the shutter remotely using infra-red, then I've had no problems with the cheap Chinese remote I use with my K-r. It can be found form hundreds of eBay suppliers, obviously try to get it from one with a good reputation. There are two buttons, one is equivalent to the shutter-release half press, so it triggers autofocus or wakes up the camera if it has gone into power-save mode, the other fires the shutter. In one respect this item is better than the official Pentax ones; you can change the battery yourself, with the official Pentax remotes you have to send them off to get the battery changed, which is ridiculous in my view.

I'd provide a product link but the supplier I bought from no longer sells the product.

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If you have an android smart phone you can get an app, dslr remote, from the Play store. It works great with my K-50 except that the IR beam is invisible to the camera from the rear. You can trigger the camera from the front or right side or you could improvise a reflector of some sort. I suspect the factory remote has the same issue due to the placement of the IR sensor at the front of the camera.
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