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03-13-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Hi my name is Cotty and I am a total beginner to photography. I recently purchased a Pentax K50 and loving it. I am interested in purchasing a IR remote shutter release. Which is the best budget friendly one compatible with the k50? I read some reviews that said some of the remotes only work well during during low light conditions. Can the k50 be trigerred from behind.

03-13-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to the PF Cotty, I bought a cheapie IF ( <$10.00) off a local Australian Ebay and it works okay. Can not say on the K50, but have look on the back for a window for the IF, there is a darkish opaque plastic window for the IF port, its on the front on the grip side I think, so there should be a similar window on the back if at all.

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Thanks for the info. Will check for the if on the back.
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I don't think the K-50 accepts any wireless remote; only a cable remote. Think about using the timer delay or you may find yourself searching for a cable remote.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nowhere Matt Quote
I don't think the K-50 accepts any wireless remote; only a cable remote. Think about using the timer delay or you may find yourself searching for a cable remote.
The K-50 can be triggered with IR remotes, but only from the front (Cotty, the receiver is the oval-ish window on the grip).
@gmans what does IF stand for?
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Got no idea? My lack of coffee is to blame and maybe A...G...E syndrome.
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IF stands for Infra Red. And a wireless remote can be used with the K-50. The little window on the front is red. See this photo, look at the little oblong red window on the left facing you.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
The K-50 can be triggered with IR remotes, but only from the front (Cotty, the receiver is the oval-ish window on the grip).
@gmans what does IF stand for?
Sorry that should have been IR not if

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Correct. The IR port is on the front grip. It cannot be triggered from behind or the side using IR remotes, but you can get a wired remote for that. I have both wired and wireless, manufactured by JJC and each was <$10 USD from amazon. They both work just fine on the k-50. So far, I've not had any problems using the wireless remote during the day, but I haven't used it much during that time either, as I mostly shoot night landscapes/astro/starscapes, etc...
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if you put the camera in the remote mode....the ir sensor in front of the camera will blink....can not trigger from behind unless a mirror or 'reflector' of sort can bounce the signal......I got this one but from digital goja.................
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Yeah it is the same method used in TV remote controls just as you can bounce it from the side and it will still get a signal and produce, but there is no back IF on the K-50.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
IF stands for Infra Red. And a wireless remote can be used with the K-50. The little window on the front is red. See this photo, look at the little oblong red window on the left facing you.

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I think you mean IR not IF

IF is short for Induction Furnace, Ifosfamide, or IronForge among other things haha
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aaron28 Quote
can not trigger from behind unless a mirror or 'reflector' of sort can bounce the signal.
One can purchase a wireless remote with a trigger and a plug in receiver that can trigger the shutter from any position.
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well I stand corrected......and maybe such a device is budget friendly..................
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