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03-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Well I got a remote in the mail today and I can't believe how small it is! lol Nonetheless, even though it came in a Pentax box there were no instructions with it. Therefore, I'm wondering what kind of battery power I need in order to operate it. Does it come with a battery and if so, what type? Trust me I know how ignorant I sound and it doesn't thrill me. hahahaha

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If it's wired than no battery required.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Naturenut Quote
Well I got a remote in the mail today and I can't believe how small it is! lol Nonetheless, even though it came in a Pentax box there were no instructions with it. Therefore, I'm wondering what kind of battery power I need in order to operate it. Does it come with a battery and if so, what type? Trust me I know how ignorant I sound and it doesn't thrill me. hahahaha
Do you mean the Remote Control F?? If so, the battery should be in there. To use it set your drive mode on your camera for wireless remote, set your camera on the tripod, point and shoot. To change the battery IIRC, Pentax actually recommends letting Them do it. If it's a Wired remote, forget about a battery, there isn't one. Just plug it in, set your camera on the tripod, set your drive mode for wired remote, and fire away..

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Do you mean the Remote Control F?? If so, the battery should be in there. To use it set your drive mode on your camera for wireless remote, set your camera on the tripod, point and shoot. To change the battery IIRC, Pentax actually recommends letting Them do it. If it's a Wired remote, forget about a battery, there isn't one. Just plug it in, set your camera on the tripod, set your drive mode for wired remote, and fire away..

Hey guys. It's a wireless.....

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battery kind is written on remote
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QuoteOriginally posted by Naturenut Quote
Hey guys. It's a wireless.....
Great! It is a very useful accessory.

The built-in battery should be good for some 30,000 shots, so that's not something to worry about!
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What the wireless remote is NOT good for is long exposures. You'll get tired of holding the button down after a few minutes. A wired remote with a latch does the trick there. Such can even be built, cheap and easy. See DIY Pentax DSLR cable release.
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