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08-14-2016, 08:04 AM   #1
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Remote shutter for K1

Anyone have any recommendations for a remote shutter release for the K1? the one I have for my K5 doesn't work with the K1, only trips the shutter in B mode . Its the JJC RM-E7 remote control

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I use the following wired remote with my K-3 II and K-5IIS. It derives its power from the camera, so it does not require a battery of its own. I tried IR remotes, but the batteries did not hold a charge consistently. I use it to stop/start long exposures.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765659-REG/Vello_RS_C1II_RS_C1II_Wired...981&
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QuoteOriginally posted by C_Jones Quote
I use the following wired remote with my K-3 II and K-5IIS. It derives its power from the camera, so it does not require a battery of its own. I tried IR remotes, but the batteries did not hold a charge consistently. I use it to stop/start long exposures.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765659-REG/Vello_RS_C1II_RS_C1II_Wire...981&
OK, was an easy fix in the menu settings, my error-- it's working as it should
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QuoteOriginally posted by C_Jones Quote
I use the following wired remote with my K-3 II and K-5IIS. It derives its power from the camera, so it does not require a battery of its own. I tried IR remotes, but the batteries did not hold a charge consistently. I use it to stop/start long exposures.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765659-REG/Vello_RS_C1II_RS_C1II_Wire...5981
I have used this in my K5. K5-IIs. K3 and K1. I got two of them figuring that since they were so inexpensive I would have a backup if one failed. Still haven't opened the second one.

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I have used this in my K5. K5-IIs. K3 and K1. I got two of them figuring that since they were so inexpensive I would have a backup if one failed. Still haven't opened the second one.
it worked fine on my K5, but I forgot to adjust the settings in menu and now it works as before now on the K1 so its good!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gsande2016 Quote
OK, was an easy fix in the menu settings, my error-- it's working as it should
I have that exact remote and used it successfully this morning with my K-1 in M mode. Glad to hear that it's working for you now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gsande2016 Quote
OK, was an easy fix in the menu settings, my error-- it's working as it should
Glad you were able to set it up.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
I have used this in my K5. K5-IIs. K3 and K1. I got two of them figuring that since they were so inexpensive I would have a backup if one failed. Still haven't opened the second one.
It really works well, and the price is nice.
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Hello,


I use my Android OS phone (different apps) .
Don' t know if it works on the k1.


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BTW: I use the Vello wired remotes and also two models of their wireless remotes and all of them have been 100% satisfactory on K20, K5, K3 and now K1.
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I have been using an an app called DSLR remote on my android phone (LG G2) without any problem.
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I tried the DSLR remote app for my K-1 and it does not work. It is not WIFI only audio and IR and could not get either of these to communicate with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wings Quote
I tried the DSLR remote app for my K-1 and it does not work. It is not WIFI only audio and IR and could not get either of these to communicate with it.
But does your phone have an IR Blaster built into it for the app to use?

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Good question

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But does your phone have an IR Blaster built into it for the app to use?
I did not see that on my phone, but will look into it. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I suppose that I am a tyro in that area, apps etcetera.
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I have several wired as well as two different Pentax remotes. I prefer the wired shutter releases because of reliability. The Pentax is a bit pricey, but it turns out the remotes for canon typically work and are both easier to find and also cheaper. I also have a Chinese knock off called an aperture with a nice long cord and it is reliable. Haven't tried them on my k-1 but will in the next few days- I expect them all to work as they have on several prior bodies.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wings Quote
I tried the DSLR remote app for my K-1 and it does not work. It is not WIFI only audio and IR and could not get either of these to communicate with it.
I used to use LG G2 and the DSLR remote app works without any problem. Now, I use a LeEco 3, which DSLR remote app doesn't support. But the ir remote app from the manufacturer could learn from the LG G2 and it also works. You probably need to find a smart phone that has an IR blaster built-in, which is not common nowadays.

Good luck.
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