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02-27-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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CS-105 cable release on K5 II?

I do have the CS-105 cable release for the MZ-S and *istD Cameras, but would it work on later DSLR's like the K5 II or K3 (which normally require the CS-205 cable release)?????

The CS-105 can focus when halfway pressed and be locked for bulb exposures and has the 3 wired regular 3.5mm phono jacket. As it looks, the CS-205 is identical, but Pentax could have changed the wiring or something.

Anybody ready to test this and help me out?

Many thanks in advance,


02-27-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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This should still work. Those cable releases do nothing more then connecting one or 2 of the signal wires to ground. At least It wont hurt your camera, only Pentax finances.
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The pins on the ends of the CS-105 and CS-205 cables are different. They are not interchangable.

You need to use the CS-205 cable on any Pentax DSLR.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Vranx Quote
I do have the CS-105 cable release for the MZ-S and *istD Cameras ...
If you have a true CS-105 cable release, it has a DIN-type plug and will not fit the *istD.

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Agreed. The cable release on the DSLR is not the same connection as the one for the MZ-S. It looks like the earphone plug for your iPhone.
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Hmmm... the box and the invoice were labelled CS-105, but as I do use it on the *istD and it has the microphone jack end, it seems that I do have the CS-205. The device itself does not show a name at all.


But thanks for all your help!

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