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07-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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What are my options for wireless remotes?

What are my options for wireless remotes?

Do the wireless remotes behind the cam or one must be in front?

Have K-x K-01 645D

07-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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The k-x only has a front Ir receiver. Not sure about the others.
k-7 and k-5 have front and rear.
Any eBay Ir remote that says it is for pentax will work.
Some folks even use programmable TV remotes.
Creative use of a mirror may help if you need to trigger k-x from behind.
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I got that one pictured in the review from Amazon for less than $10. Works great.

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I paid US $1.65 including shipping. Works fine. I am however still pouting that Pentax has eliminated the legacy mechanical remote shutter release from all its bodies.
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A few days ago there was a genuine Pentax remote on Ebay for less than $10. I bought but not yet have received a generic for less than $2.
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Neither option will work directly with the K-r as the only remote release option is IR. However, either could be used if you make a wired to IR adapter.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/do-yourself/186110-make-wired-release-any...ir-camera.html

The RF remote in particular looks attractive to me. Does anyone have experience with this specific model?
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
Neither option will work directly with the K-r as the only remote release option is IR. However, either could be used if you make a wired to IR adapter.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/do-yourself/186110-make-wired-release-any...ir-camera.html

The RF remote in particular looks attractive to me. Does anyone have experience with this specific model?
No, but that one does support 2-stage so you can both focus and trigger the shutter. Didn't I read someplace that folks were using RF flash triggers to also trigger cameras by remote? Does that work?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
No, but that one does support 2-stage so you can both focus and trigger the shutter. Didn't I read someplace that folks were using RF flash triggers to also trigger cameras by remote? Does that work?
My Yongnuo RF-602 will trigger the camera just fine and the half-press works too, unfortunately due to the very slight shutter lag you can't trigger a camera and the flash at the same time. Of course, a wired remote port on the body is needed, so the K-m, K-x, K-r and the K-01 are out. I wouldn't recommend the RF-602 as a flash trigger though, since some modification is needed to make them sync properly on Pentax.

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I bought the Goja remote of Amazon for $10 shipped. The battery arrived dead and I had to replace that but so far other than that it's worked just fine.
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