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01-23-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Wireless remote?

I want one.
Any recommendations? IR or radio? Anyone have a certain "brand" in mind?

I'm under the impression that a radio remote would be the way to go?

Thanks as always,
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01-23-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
I want one.
Any recommendations? IR or radio? Anyone have a certain "brand" in mind?

I'm under the impression that a radio remote would be the way to go?

Thanks as always,
Ray
My favorite is the RF-602. It's a radio remote, supports shutter half-press (for focusing), and functions from very far away from every direction even in bright sunlight. Since it plugs into the remote shutter terminal in the camera, all the standard drive modes are supported. It even includes all batteries, and can be used to trigger flashes and other triggers. I paid $28 for mine on eBay with free shipping, but it was from Hong Kong so it took 2 weeks to get here.
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Depends on what camera he has.
If it is the K-m or K-x then it does't support ones with the plug.
It only supports IR remotes.
The RF-602 doesn't also flash-sync to 180 although this is another story apart from the remote that the OP is asking about which the RF-602 also supports.
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Third party IR remotes are purportedly much stronger or works at far greater distance than the OEM Pentax teeny tiny IR remote.
I have the OEM remote F and i would say the distance it works on is dismal.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GerryL Quote
Depends on what camera he has.
If it is the K-m or K-x then it does't support ones with the plug.
It only supports IR remotes.
I had no idea the Kx doesn't have a plug for remote shutters...

However his public profile states he has a K20D, so my guess is that's what he's asking about.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GerryL Quote
Depends on what camera he has.
If it is the K-m or K-x then it does't support ones with the plug.
It only supports IR remotes.
The RF-602 doesn't also flash-sync to 180 although this is another story apart from the remote that the OP is asking about which the RF-602 also supports.
I'm currently using the K20.
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I'm currently using the K20.
Then you are good!
You have a remote plug on your camera.
What GoremanX is suggesting is one of the best ways to go (just take note of the limitations of the device) since it can be a remote flash trigger too!
Here's the thread discussing it: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/camera-studio-accessories/69648-rf-602-wi...-triggers.html
If you want simpler ones, then you can try the IR remotes or something like this: 100M Wireless Remote Control for Pentax K20D/K200D/K7 - eBay (item 150399978606 end time Dec-30-09 17:32:27 PST)
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I found one off ebay for my K200D well over a year ago. It has channel switching (11 or more IIRC) in case your in a area crowded with them. Works quite well and was maybe $12 or so....

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