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02-06-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Pentax Kr remote doesn't work.

The remote is activated in the menu but doesn't work. I have tried 2 different infrared remotes and a couple of TV remotes but no go. It used to work before I did a bios upgrade. Could it be the problem? Thanks for any suggestions. I have firmware 1.11 by the way and the red light does flash in the front.


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Could be that the lens is set to MF, then the shutter won't fire unless focus is locked.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Could be that the lens is set to MF, then the shutter won't fire unless focus is locked.
The Kr may have a setting in the Custom menu that permits the camera to not check for a focus lock on the half-shutter and insteads relies on a manual or AF button. It works on K5, but i think Kr would have it as well.
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I remembered something.

The remotes I am trying used to work with a Pentax K200 camera. I think I never tried them with a Kr. Maybe the Kr works only with the genuine Pentax F remote. I have ordered one to see if it works. Thanks for your help guys.


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not sure if its the same on all k-r's, but on mine the remote only works if it is in live view mode... give it a try and let me know if it works
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