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12-20-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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Fire a K3 with Pocket Wizard

Hi all, I have a friend who uses a Canon 5D and a Pocket Wizard with a particular lead and can use this setup to trip the shutter from a distance with a second Pocket Wizard. Do you know if this is possible with a Pentax K-3? If so what lead would I need to get?

Thanks a lot for any help.

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12-20-2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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It can be done with Cactus v5 so no reason pocket wizard would not work if it provides that function.

Plug end needed for the Cactus is the same as the one for wired remote.
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Marvelous! I'll see if I can find it. Thanks!
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Cactus v6 will also do remote shutter.

In-numerable $10 eBay wireless remote shutter releases for Canon will also work fine on Pentax since the same Canon mini-plug usually fits Pentax bodies.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
In-numerable $10 eBay wireless remote shutter releases for Canon will also work fine on Pentax since the same Canon mini-plug usually fits Pentax bodies.
It's the lower-end Canon DSLRs that use the same cable as Pentax; Higher-end Canons use an incompatible cable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
Higher-end Canons use an incompatible cable.
Useful to know. I was basing my observation on a no-name eBay wireless remote I bought for Canon working fine on my Pentaxes. Wasn't aware Canon had a variety of different plugs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
It's the lower-end Canon DSLRs that use the same cable as Pentax; Higher-end Canons use an incompatible cable.
The compatible cable end looks like this:




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I've used the school's Pocket Wizard Plus II on my K-3 and never needed a lead of any kind, but cables come with new PWs.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Trudger1272 Quote
I've used the school's Pocket Wizard Plus II on my K-3 and never needed a lead of any kind, but cables come with new PWs.
The image there seems to show a camera set up to fire a flash. I need to trigger the camera using the remote button on a second PW.
Thanks all, I will get the lead!
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