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Pentax Remote F battery
Posted By: PentaxNewbie, 05-23-2012, 01:18 PM

I have recently purchased from a second hand camera store a Pentax Wireless F remote. I could not for the life of me figure out how to use it. Come to find out when I opened the casing it didn't have a battery. So , I went to Radio Shack and purchased the correct battery (CR 1620) and tried to install it. BUT I can not figure out how to put it back together. I figured out which side need to go up (+/-) but can't figure out what to do with the little "airplane" metal piece. - picture attached. PLEASE HELP

I have read that this works with the Pentax K20D , but can anyone confirm?

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05-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #16
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Moderators, can we have this saved as a 'sticky' or something? A lot of us have these remotes and although Pentax says that they should replace the battery, who is going to bother doing that?

These few photos would be good as a saved repair document for the future.
It's good information, but we need to be conservative with stickies. There just isn't room to make every useful post a sticky. It would make a good subject for an article in the articles section though, if someone wants to write it.

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It's good information, but we need to be conservative with stickies. There just isn't room to make every useful post a sticky
That I didn't know.

Perhaps the OP would like to write up a quick article with the photos he's already posted and submit it.
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Does anybody know how long the battery is suppose to last, with light/moderate use?
The K-5 manual says that it should last about 30,000 times.

(I wonder who was selected to push that button 30,000 times to find out that information!!)
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I have heard 20,000 shots and 30000 shots. Sooooo, a LONG time .

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Perhaps the OP would like to write up a quick article with the photos he's already posted and submit it.
Per request, Adam moved this thread to the Forum Photography >> Pentax Articles >> Accessory and Memory Articles so it can be referenced in the future.
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Per request, Adam moved this thread to the Forum Photography >> Pentax Articles >> Accessory and Memory Articles so it can be referenced in the future.
That's great. I guess the Pentax service centres won't be getting orders to replace batteries now. (If they ever did!!)
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Okay, I guess I won't worry about the battery dying on me anymore. At the rate I'm going, it should last me over 30 years!
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Really glad to see this thread and to be able to find it fairly easily. Until I finally woke up all the way and remembered to set the drive mode on my new K5ii for "Remote", I was getting ready to tear into my unit to see what battery it needed.

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