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09-21-2016, 02:01 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by PhotoNomad0 Quote
Can you give more detail on what you are doing with the composite mode that eliminates the needs for a remote? I looked in the K-70 manual, but it is a bit confusing.
I'm still experimenting but I feel the possibilities are endless. I'll try and give some examples.

Using an ND filter if you want, or not, but for this examples using an ND filter to give an exposure of f8 and 30 sec then just set the composite mode to average and the standby interval to minimum and then decide how long an exposure you want. For example last night I did this for an eight minute exposure so I set it to take sixteen shots... Which gives me an eight minute exposure with the advantage of image averaging to smooth out the noise... Awesome... I'll try and give another example later but I'm rushing out to Edisto beach just now to try some more techniques.



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How can they not have this cable remote available yet? I need one.

This vender in UK claims to have it for sale, for a lot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PhotoNomad0 Quote
Can you give more detail on what you are doing with the composite mode that eliminates the needs for a remote? I looked in the K-70 manual, but it is a bit confusing.
another great use is... Let's say you are at some famous iconic monument and there are loads of people milling about... Set the camera to the correct exposure but take a large number of shots using the average method again.... I'm finding around 40-50 works not bad, but you can easily increase it, set it not to save the process shots and hey presto, as long as the people are moving about they will be averaged out of the shot and you'll be left with just a shot of the monument.

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So basically all you need to do is buy a female 2.5mm 3 pole to 3.5mm 4 pole male adapter and use any of the old wired remotes.

https://www.amazon.com/Malcom-Distributors-Female-Adapter-enabled/dp/B003LLE...PS3FTEJNJ078NG

Amazon.com: 2.5mm Female To 3.5mm Male 4 Poles Jack Stereo Headset Adapter (Supports Both Microphone / Mic and Headphone Functions): Cell Phones & Accessories

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In UK 2.99 3.5 to 2.5 stereo adaptor from Maplins works just fine.
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Wired remotes are a lot more universal that people are aware of, I think. For example my Pentax wired remote (some cheap ebay thing with all the usual functions) actually works perfectly well for my Canon (with a different remote 'head').
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nass Quote
Wired remotes are a lot more universal that people are aware of, I think. For example my Pentax wired remote (some cheap ebay thing with all the usual functions) actually works perfectly well for my Canon (with a different remote 'head').
Yep! My Bower-branded remote is explicitly marketed for many Canon bodies (Rebel/Rebel XT/Xti/Xsi/DS/EOS 30D/33D/50D/60D/300) as well as all remote-capable Pentax dSLRs (except for the K-70) and various Samsung bodies. The "pigtail" is interchangeable such that it could conceivably be used on a very broad range of cameras.

Purchase an adapter as noted above and the K-70 is covered as well.


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Quick question from a potential K70 buyer :

When using the 2.5mm 3 pole to 3.5mm 4 pole male adapter does the half press focus work as well as the full press to fire?

QuoteOriginally posted by ianu Quote
In UK 2.99 3.5 to 2.5 stereo adaptor from Maplins works just fine.
I'm also in the UK ianu, is this the item I'd require?

3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2.5mm Stereo Socket Adapter | Maplin
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I'm also in the UK ianu, is this the item I'd require?

3.5mm Stereo Plug to 2.5mm Stereo Socket Adapter | Maplin
I'm not in the UK (although I was born there and lived there for 35 years) but that doesn't look like the right adapter to me. That looks like a regular 3-pole 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter. You would need an adapter with a 4-pole male and a 3-pole female connection.

Maybe ianu can come up with the correct Maplin reference number for you as you need to get the diameters correct as well as the number of poles.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tako Kichi Quote
That looks like a regular 3-pole 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter. You would need an adapter with a 4-pole male and a 3-pole female connection.
Since the K-70 remote is only using 3 poles a 3 pole to 3 pole adapter might work.
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Hello Garnetgarnet and Tako Kichi

The stereo adaptor I have carries the code L12BQ on the packaging. I am using it with a Pentax own brand
wired remote used with K10, K7 and K5.
Using the Maplin adaptor it focusses and trips the shutter. The adaptor is 3.5 to 2.5 NOT 2.5 to 3.5.
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That looks like a 3-pole to 3-pole adapter (a very common item that just changes the size) rather than a 3-pole female to 4-pole male adapter (the camera socket is 4-pole female). It's interesting to note that using that adapter allows use of 'standard' cable remotes.

I am contemplating buying a K-70 in the upcoming Black Friday sales (if they are available) and already own a generic Chinese cable remote that works with my K-30 (focus, shutter and bulb positions) so this info is of interest to me.
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Many thanks Ianu, Tako and Not a number. The maplin code looks great Ianu.

Needing a new wired remote was pretty much the only negative I could foresee for the K70, as well as the official remote seemingly not in stock anywhere in the UK. So the information on this adapter and on the rest of this thread is extremely useful for me and hopefully for others too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tako Kichi Quote
That looks like a regular 3-pole 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter. You would need an adapter with a 4-pole male and a 3-pole female connection.

QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Since the K-70 remote is only using 3 poles a 3 pole to 3 pole adapter might work.
Yep...the magic of the contact mapping and the fact that TRRS fittings are often inter-operable with TRS.

PixelPete's contact mapping...



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