Cable release or Cable Switch


Saso E.

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 12:01
Hallo pentaholics!

I need a Cable release or Cable Switch for my *istD and I need it NOW! As a matter of fact I was needed it yesterday... I see the remote but the instruction says that it triggers after 3 seconds! Is it true???
Where can I get the Cable reliese if the remote is really so useless?
And one another thing. Is anyone of you see this thing? What do you think about it?
http://cgi.ebay.de/Pentax-istDs-LCD-Displayschutz-Sonnenblende-Neu_W0QQitemZ7610...

Thank you very much for your answers and hope you will have great photos!

Bye - Saso E.

Mannesty

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 12:07
I saw a review of this screen shade (or one very similar to it) in a recent magazine. It had a good report but it apparantly needs a bit of practice to close it down. I think it has side 'wings' which might be difficult to close one-handed.

Can't help you with the cable switch I'm afraid. Ebay is a good source for those. I think there is a german seller of them, a delivery from China will take several days.
Peter E Smith

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Saso E.

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 12:20
Thanks Peter... I will start inquiry right away!

McBrian

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 12:47
Saso.....if your in a real hurry and speed is more important than cost, you may be able to locally source the Canon RS60E3 remote Shutter Release cable. This works with all Pentax digital bodies.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.

Don

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 13:11
there's more info in these forums about building your own release with a mini stereo jack and a pushbutton switch...if you look you will find...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

MattMatic

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 14:01
Saso - no there's no delay. It behaves exactly like the button on the body (including the ability to disable focus on half-press in the custom menu).

Thread worth checking:
https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1664&highlight=cs205

and the DIY version:
https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=266&highlight=cs205

Hope that helps
Matt

Arthur Dent

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 17:06
I use the *st D, and there's an option to set up a two second mirror lckup which I often use if I'm too lazy to use the remote release (which you can buy at most well-stocked camera stores). It's a quick an dirty solutin, but I'd order the cable if you plan to use it a lot.
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Saso E.

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 20:01
McBrian says:
Saso.....if your in a real hurry and speed is more important than cost, you may be able to locally source the Canon RS60E3 remote Shutter Release cable...

I will do exactly as you wrote! Here in Slovenia this thing cost (at the local dealer) round 16 EUR. Fair enough and I dont have to think about it any more!

Thanks to all of you...
Bye - Saso E.

p.s. - Since the calendar time is arrive for me I will really need this for the macros...

Ammonyte

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 20:37
Or try using a TV remote control to trigger the release by IR! Get out all those remotes, TV, VCR, DVD, Hi-Fi etc, use the Fn button to set the drive mode to Remote control Unit, point them at the camera and press the buttons!
Tim the Ammonyte
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K10D & sundry toys
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downswood

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 20:54
I was put off by the price but as I speak a little german I surfed across the channel and found them for about 12. search under "fernausloser"

McBrian

Link Posted 20/04/2006 - 21:08
Glad to help Saso.....

BIN for 8.98
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3M-Remote-Shutter-to-Canon-EOS-300D-350D-33-50E-Pentax_W0QQitemZ7609888481QQcategoryZ64345QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.
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