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06-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Hello. I bought a k-30 with DA 18-55 WR about two weeks ago. I plan on adding the DA 55-300 in the near future based on reviews here. This was an upgrade from my first dslr, an Oly e520 with the two 14-42 and 40-150 lenses. So far I'm quite pleased with the image quality and camera function when compared to others costing more $,$$$. Also felt free to chose brands since I don't have legacy lenses, since I felt 'abondoned' by Olympus for essentially discontinuing the dslr lineup. The DNG raw format was another selling point since I wouldn't have to upgrade PSE 9 to get Camera Raw to work with say the Nikon 7100. Anyway my first question is about shutter remotes. I had a Pixel cable release for the Oly, which went with the sold camera, that worked OK for my occasional use. One thing that comes to mind is, after getting the 55-300, is to set up a tripod for hummingbird photo. I'd like a remote that works from behind the camera (without tin foil, bike mirrors, etc.). I see they make RF type setups that attach to hot shoe and plug into CR terminal. Of course a $5 Pixel may work just fine if the RF alternative is $$$. But I've also had some trouble just figuring out which ones work with the k-30. Any recommendations appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

06-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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The remote control f is a good place to start. If you need more range you can always step it up to rf.

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06-20-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
The remote control f is a good place to start. If you need more range you can always step it up to rf.

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Thanks, Adam but does this work from the rear of the k-30? I don't see an IR sensor/receiver on the back.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... enjoy the K-30 and hope to see an image or two soon ... J

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new K-30.
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You can use a Yongnuo RF-603N transceiver on the hot shoe, connects to the K-30 by a C1 cable ( not included with the RF-603N though) and trigger the camera with another RF-603, the Cactus V5 duo also work with K-30 too.
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Thanks Ken. I'm finding that finding a compatable shutter release for the k-30 quite frustrating. I found this on Adorama:
http://www.adorama.com/VVVRC200.html SKU: VVVRC200 MFR: VIV-RC-200-ALL
it lists the k-7 but not the k-30. Think it would work?
Also on b&h:
Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release RW-C1 B&H Photo
it does list the k-30, but is about 10 bucks more.
They 'look' like the same thing but who knows...
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