Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-06-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
DebLewis's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 34
Remote for K-30?

Can you use a remote with the K30?

07-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
Site Supporter
ramseybuckeye's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Elida, Ohio
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,113
QuoteOriginally posted by DebLewis Quote
Can you use a remote with the K30?
Yes, but I think it only receives from the front of the camera. The manual is online.
07-06-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
Junior Member
DebLewis's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 34
Original Poster
Thank You

Yes there is a remote, waterproof at that and the sensor is on the front of the camera.
07-07-2012, 03:06 AM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,576
I just noticed that the K-30 manual says (p-120) that normally when using a remote control you cannot adjust the focus.

But when using the Remote Control Waterproof O-RC1, the autofocus system can indeed be operated remotely, via the button in the middle of the remote control. It works the same way with the K-5, apparently. Very handy.

You learn something new every day.

07-07-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
Veteran Member
FruitLooPs's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 434
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I just noticed that the K-30 manual says (p-120) that normally when using a remote control you cannot adjust the focus.

But when using the Remote Control Waterproof O-RC1, the autofocus system can indeed be operated remotely, via the button in the middle of the remote control. It works the same way with the K-5, apparently. Very handy.

You learn something new every day.
Just for clarity, there is still the option in the cameras settings for having the AF work prior to releasing the shutter when using the remote. "AF with Remote Control" no. 14 in the menu Fancy remote sounds nice though.
07-07-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: GMT +10
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,576
QuoteOriginally posted by FruitLooPs Quote
Just for clarity, there is still the option in the cameras settings for having the AF work prior to releasing the shutter when using the remote. "AF with Remote Control" no. 14 in the menu Fancy remote sounds nice though.
Ooops, my bad.

Of course, the manual does indeed say: "When [14. AF with Remote Control] is set to [On] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu, you can use the remote control unit to adjust the focus. "

I was half-recalling a discussion in the K-5 subforum where someone was complaining about the in-ability of the camera to do AF when using the self-timer - eg for self portraits or group shots.

Doesn't look like that has changed with the K-30.
04-23-2013, 12:29 AM   #7
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Does anyone have a specific model of remote that will work with the K-30?
04-23-2013, 01:03 AM   #8
Veteran Member
Ken T's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 537
I got 2 of these IR Wireless Remote Control for Pentax K7 K5 K100D K110 K20D K200D K20 KR KX KM | eBay and just leave them in their own little plastic bags to protect them in case of raining. Oh, they work very good in few feet ..... but I have not check for their maximum range though.

04-23-2013, 01:27 AM   #9
Senior Member
dragra's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ljubljana
Photos: Albums
Posts: 238
You have also an option for wired remote, K-30 has a socket for it right under the card door.
04-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #10
Site Supporter




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wilmore, KY
Posts: 349
QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Ooops, my bad.

Of course, the manual does indeed say: "When [14. AF with Remote Control] is set to [On] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu, you can use the remote control unit to adjust the focus. "

I was half-recalling a discussion in the K-5 subforum where someone was complaining about the in-ability of the camera to do AF when using the self-timer - eg for self portraits or group shots.

Doesn't look like that has changed with the K-30.
It certainly can use that feature. I did a year of self-portraits with the K5 and K30 using a remote on 3 second timer and had the AF with remote feature turned on. It worked just fine.
04-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
Senior Member
jeffw's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Rhode Island
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 155
I had an old universal TV remote laying around and programmed it with a code that I found online and it works great . Also you can change the batteries unlike the Pentax remotes . Kind of a redneck remote LOL .
04-27-2013, 02:08 AM   #12
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: U.K.
Posts: 685
QuoteOriginally posted by Ken T Quote
I got 2 of these IR Wireless Remote Control for Pentax K7 K5 K100D K110 K20D K200D K20 KR KX KM | eBay and just leave them in their own little plastic bags to protect them in case of raining. Oh, they work very good in few feet ..... but I have not check for their maximum range though.
That's the remote I bought, it works well in all the rooms in my house and often works from behind bouncing off walls. I also tried a little bit of silver foil taped at an angle over the sensor and then it worked reliably from behind.

I bought a £5 wired remote off Amazon UK, search on 'PowerPlanet compatible Pentax CS-205 wired remote cord for PENTAX'. That also works fine and has a half-press/full press type of shutter switch. The K-30 isn't mentioned in the compatibility list but it definitely works.

Last edited by SteveB; 04-27-2013 at 02:13 AM.
04-29-2013, 05:21 AM   #13
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Watertown, NY
Posts: 267
I purchased this remote from Amazon.com for my Kr and it works with the K30 see the reviews.

FYI, I purchased it from the same company and they were very quick with no problems.
04-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #14
Veteran Member
simone's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: São Paulo/SP
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 488
QuoteOriginally posted by jeffw Quote
I had an old universal TV remote laying around and programmed it with a code that I found online and it works great . Also you can change the batteries unlike the Pentax remotes . Kind of a redneck remote LOL .
How did you do it? Please teach us.
Thanks
04-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #15
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
QuoteOriginally posted by simone Quote
How did you do it? Please teach us.
Thanks
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/738-ist-d-infrared-remote-code.html
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-30, k-50, pentax k30, pentax k50
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PENTAX Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1 vs. Remote Control F jpzk Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 8 12-02-2013 08:11 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Remote F IR remote (CONUS) Ed n Georgia Sold Items 2 03-28-2011 03:01 PM
Remote control for Pentax: PocketPC app. (alternate to Pentax remote) dragonfly Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 4 08-12-2010 10:22 AM
K-x remote Muse Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 08-11-2010 09:34 PM
Using Harmony Remote for Pentax Remote mateojives Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12 04-30-2009 11:29 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:36 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top