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12-12-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Pentax O - RC1 Remote Control

This Pentax RC will not work with my K7 serial 3679754. Does my camera not support this device? Remote wireless flash works fine. Could there be a conflict with the wireless flash? Is a firmware update possible if the model is of too early manufacture?

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12-12-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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Did you set the drive mode to remote?
12-12-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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Yes I did set my drive mode to remote as per the camera instructions and activated 'auto focus by remote' in the menu. I wonder if there is actually a battery in the device - it is so dead.


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If you have a cheap camera handy, like a cell phone or webcam, point the remote at it and you should be able to see the remote light up on the screen.

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Thanks for your advice. I pointed the device into three different webcams, No sign of any IR output. I have a dud.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Robert Wilkinson Quote
This Pentax RC will not work with my K7 serial 3679754. Does my camera not support this device? Remote wireless flash works fine. Could there be a conflict with the wireless flash? Is a firmware update possible if the model is of too early manufacture?

Robert
That remote should work fine with your camera. Is the LED on the back of the camera flashing? If not, you're not in the correct drive mode. You need to set your camera to either remote mode or remote + self-timer.

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12-12-2013, 11:08 PM   #7
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Yes, as I should have mentioned in by first post I did have the correct remote setttings on the camera with front and rear red lights flashing. I have now contacted my supplier who is sending a replacement unit. I will post again if I still have problems. Thanks for your help.

Robert
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