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01-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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Auto-Bracketing + Timer?

Apologies if this has been asked and answered. I didn't turn up anything when I searched.

Am I correct that you cannot use the Q's auto exposure bracketing function with the timer? Looks like it's an either/or proposition. Timer or auto-bracket but not both.

On a related note, is there a good, dirt cheap cable shutter release option?

Thanks much.

01-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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I can't speak for the Q, but the K-r is definitely an either/or function. I think it's crippled to this limitation on most (all?) Pentax cameras at the moment. I would particularly love to have a timered burst mode. The odds of an all-eyes-open family portrait would be much improved.
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Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. This kind of thing is just a simple software tweak. Olympus is even worse about bracketing than Pentax is. I don't understand why they can't just give full, robust bracketing functionality out of the box.

Oh well, it's still an awesome little camera. I just got mine and am loving it.
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On a related note, is there a good, dirt cheap cable shutter release option?
You can not use a cable release with the Q. However, any IR remote for Pentax will work (wireless remote).

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