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02-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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K20D will only expose for 0.6 seconds in bulb mode using cheap IR remote

Sorry for yet another thread about remote behavior and the K20D, but...

Based on reading a few threads, I bought a few of the cheap IR remotes from ebay. They all look like this:

When I set my K20D to Bulb mode and fire the remotes, the camera always exposes for 0.6 seconds, even though I am holding down the shutter button for longer than that.

Is there a way to change this?, so I can take long exposures?

02-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Sounds like the remote might be to blame. Have you tried it with other cameras?
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I don't have the K20D but I remember there's a setting in the menu of my K-7 to allow 2nd press of the remote control to end a shot.
02-10-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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I thought the way to use these remotes was one press to open the shutter, and a second press to close it. On my K-r there is a menu setting to choose that option. If your remote is only emitting a short pulse, this would likely be the way around it (and more convenient than holding the button for extended periods, and easier on the remote's battery).

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My guess to this problemis that the remote is emitting bursts not a consstent signal to the camera. Not sure if the k20 has an option for press openand then press to close. If it does activate that option instead of the consistent press to keep the shutter open

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