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06-01-2016, 01:37 AM   #1
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Does the Pentax K1 Allow Wireless Remotes to Operate Behind the Camera

Does the Pentax K1 Allow Wireless Remotes to Operate Behind the Camera. I want to trigger the shutter from behind the camera, not in front. Some wireless remotes only work from the front. Which ones, if any, work from the rear? Does the K1 have both front and back IF sensors?

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Does the Pentax K1 Allow Wireless Remotes to Operate Behind the Camera. I want to trigger the shutter from behind the camera, not in front. Some wireless remotes only work from the front. Which ones, if any, work from the rear? Does the K1 have both front and back IF sensors?
Yes.

I was using a Pentax wireless remote from behind the K-1 yesterday.

Actually, all four Pentax DSLR's I've had have worked from both front and back.

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Does the Pentax K1 Allow Wireless Remotes to Operate Behind the Camera
Aye nae bother, the standard remote (Remote Control F) from my K10D days works just fine.
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Does the K1 have both front and back IF sensors?
Yes. They are visible here, and very effective.


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Yes.

I was using a Pentax wireless remote from behind the K-1 yesterday.

Actually, all four Pentax DSLR's I've had have worked from both front and back.

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Just to add to this. The K-30 only works from in front of the camera.
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Does the Pentax K1 Allow Wireless Remotes to Operate Behind the Camera. I want to trigger the shutter from behind the camera, not in front. Some wireless remotes only work from the front. Which ones, if any, work from the rear? Does the K1 have both front and back IF sensors?
Page 7 of your manual shows where the remote control receivers are located.
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Just to add to this. The K-30 only works from in front of the camera.
Thanks for adding that, I've used the K10D, K7 and K5 before the K-1 so it could be that some of the other models are like the K30 and only work with IR remote from the front.

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so it could be that some of the other models are like the K30 and only work with IR remote from the front.
The K-20D, K-7, K-5 and K-3 all have front and back IR sensors, so IR remotes will work front and back on all of those.

K-x and K200D lack that feature though, as do the K-30, K-50 and K-S2. Front and back IR seems to be a 'flagship' feature.

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