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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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QuoteOriginally posted by MichaelErlewine Quote
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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QuoteOriginally posted by MichaelErlewine Quote
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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Any problems using the IR remote in daylight? Also, what IR remote do you recommend?
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Any problems using the IR remote in daylight? Also, what IR remote do you recommend?
No problems here.

I actually use an app on my Samsung smartphone, which has an IR blaster built in.
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Any problems using the IR remote in daylight? Also, what IR remote do you recommend?
You can even use your cellphone as an IP remote if you have one with an IP port and download the app.. its actually pretty usable.
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For pocket use, the Pentax O-RC1 is a cute little remote. It's about the size of a key FOB (about 1 x 2 x 0.25 inches), and has three buttons, two of which work with the K-1. One is used for focus, and the second for shutter trip. I believe it's advertised as water resistant though I wouldn't want to run it through the washing machine by accident. It also works with time exposures (shutter stays open as long as the shutter button is pressed). The literature says the battery isn't replaceable but there are screws on the back, so it could be possible (haven't tested the theory myself). Check B&H - reasonably priced. I used it in a dark environment and got about 15 feet - that distance would probably diminish in brighter lighted areas.
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