Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
2 Days Ago   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,605
A few KP questions

Thinking of adding a KP to the kit. Last K mount camera added was the brick (K-01).

1. Is there a limit on bulb exposure time?
2. Does KP still ship with Silkypix?
3. Is there any small accessory that will plug into cable release port and and allow use with wireless Pentax remote?

Thanks,
barondla

2 Days Ago - 1 Like   #2
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 48,340
QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
1. Is there a limit on bulb exposure time?
The only limit is your battery life (you can optionally enable a bulb timer which eliminates the need for pressing to close the shutter; this is up to 20 minutes)

I believe the camera comes with DCU. And yes, you can use a 3.5mm to 2.5mm stereo adapter to get many cable releases to work with the camera. There are other threads on this so I'd recommend that you check them for specific adapters and/or remotes.

One last note: you can also shoot remotely using wi-fi, as long as you are happy with the single-frame drive mode.

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover these costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

2 Days Ago - 1 Like   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 106
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
The only limit is your battery life (you can optionally enable a bulb timer which eliminates the need for pressing to close the shutter; this is up to 20 minutes)

I believe the camera comes with DCU. And yes, you can use a 3.5mm to 2.5mm stereo adapter to get many cable releases to work with the camera. There are other threads on this so I'd recommend that you check them for specific adapters and/or remotes.

One last note: you can also shoot remotely using wi-fi, as long as you are happy with the single-frame drive mode.
ad 1) The limit is 20 minutes. If you need more time, you can use a multiexposure mode (1999 shots, each for 20 minutes). So, the limit is the battery.


ad 3) I do not prefer the wireless solution, wifi needs a lot of energy.


NOTE: To be precise, you can also shoot remotely using wifi, and you do not have to be fine only with the single-frame drive mode. There are all drive modes available.
4 Hours Ago   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,605
Original Poster
Thanks for the info, everyone.
barondla

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
kp, pentax kp
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KP Overheating? To KP or not... MrStupid Pentax KP 28 07-12-2018 09:50 PM
Amazing KP deal at Jessops! KP and 18-50 for 599 Jeff Pentax Price Watch 25 07-10-2018 12:59 PM
First Three Days with Kay Pi (KP) - KP vs. K-1 - infos and settings acoufap Pentax KP 10 05-27-2018 09:09 PM
KP vs K-70 - to KP or not to KP, that is the question OldChE Pentax DSLR Discussion 19 02-04-2018 09:43 AM
Questions, questions, questions (PZ-1 and P3) dakight Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12 09-06-2014 06:23 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:10 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top