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08-24-2016, 01:27 PM   #16
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No new tricks. Just leave Shutter button in Half focus and most wired & wireless remotes will do the same just read the specs on the remote to make sure that pushing the remote button half way will focus the same.

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My wired trigger has one button for focus and one for shutter. There is a setting in the camera menu for releasing the shutter after focusing when using an IR remote. It is called something like "Focus priority"?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
I want to thank all who have commented and given suggestions

I don't believe that one can ask a stupid question but my wife says I stretch the limits.

With that thought in mind, how does one focus the dslr using one of these remotes.

I am an "old dog" and I usually use the view finder instead of the panel on the back of the camera, so if focusing using a remote, I guess I will have to "learn new tricks", is that correct?
I'm an old view camera user, so the rear screen is a natural for me. For me, if the camera is on a tripod, which is probably where is if I'm using a remote, and I'm not in some sort of decisive moment mode, I'm generally in liveview, and using focus peaking. You might find it learning a new trick, but it is definitely a worthwhile one to learn,
I'm using a k1 these days, which has a much more convenient screen for this.
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I have an app on my Android phone that turns the phone into a remote control. I don't recall the name of it but a search of the play store should find it. I expect there is one for iPhone as well.
No such app for iPhone, as there is no IR transmitter in the iPhone. Some (most? all? I think "some" is accurate) Android phones have an IR transmitter built in.

Since I have an iPhone, I've used a Goja remote with both a K-5 and K-3. Available here:

Amazon.com : IR Wireless Remote Control for PENTAX Q, PENTAX DSLR (645D, K-5 II, K-5 II s, K-50, K-30, K-500, X-5, K-m, K-r, K-x, K-01, K-5, K-7, K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K2000) *ist (D, DL, DL2, DS, DS2) + Premium MagicFiber Microfiber Lens

They've worked fine and are dirt cheap.

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