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12-31-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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GR -- how to use Bulb and Time?

Shopping for a GR. Noticed it had Bulb and Time settings, which I dearly loved back in film days.

Back then, we could screw a cable into the shutter-release button. Can't do that here, looks like.
On my K-01, I can use the Pentax F remote to take a picture. Can't do that here? I can't see an IR window on the front or back of the GR.

So -- how do you use Bulb and Time? Is holding the shutter button down manually the only way? What am I missing here?

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Bulb is hold down, Time is press to open, press a second time to close. There is probably a remote for the GR. See if you can find an on line manual before you shell out the money.
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@Canada_Rockies -- yep, it's RTFM time here in San Diego! Downloaded the manual, found a reference under Bulb and Time for the CA-2 optional cable switch. Checked on Amazon -- it's there. Ricoh CA-2.

A note for anyone else interested in this -- the older, less expensive CA-1 cable switch will NOT work on the GR. The USB plug is different. But the CA-1 will work on the old version of the GR. 'What's in a name?' Confusion!
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