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11-17-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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Neewer Shutter release Timer

Anybody ever try one of these. They sell it on ebay and it looks pretty well built for the price ?


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Don't all Pentax DSLRs have an intervalometer? Get the Canon (or equivalent) cable release instead. No need to worry about batteries. I always found my remote was flat whenever I wanted to use it.
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Mine is a "Fotasy" brand but looks identical. I have not yet used it.


*edit* The brand is "Fotga," not "Fotasy." Not that it makes any real difference.

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That is a nice looking remote. For that price and free shipping, I might get one to replace my Pentax remote.
Yes, the camera has an intervalometer built in, but I like the idea of having the added functionality in the remote.

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Thanks hjoseph7 for the link. I'm planning on getting a remote within the week. This is the one I was considering:

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Replacement-MagicFiber-Microfiber-Cleanin...ustomerReviews

However, now I may go with the one you linked to.
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I use a Neewer (they are sold under several brand names) remote for astrophotography. It can do exposures longer than 30 seconds. One annoying thing about the remote is no power switch; batteries last for months but the only way to really turn off the remote is to remove the batteries.
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I noticed they don't show the cable in the picture. Does anyone know how long is the cable ?
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"but the only way to really turn off the remote is to remove the batteries."

Wow! That's a little inconvenient. I'll check on the one I posted, as I'd rather have a "off" switch.

Hmmm, my link doesn't show an "off" switch either!

11-27-2014, 07:53 AM   #9
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Mine came in the mail yesterday. Everything seems to work fine. It is well built, but made from cheap plastic. I certainly would not bring it out in the rain, or extreme weather. On the other hand, it cost about 1/6 of what the Canon unit costs and it comes in good packaging with a legible manual.
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I just ordered this one. No batteries required. I'm hoping it will work well for night photography.

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I discovered, in another thread on PF ( https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/280128-what-best...new-k-3-a.html ), a remote control app for Android. It uses the IR interface on many phones and it can also be set up for a cable or even Bluetooth operation. It has all the features of the wired remote and maybe more and it's free. I may never use the wired remote.
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