Cheap remote shutter release


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 13:29
I am after remote shutter release. Did any one of you ever tried these cheap ones:





Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 13:39
Got one. Works fine But...

..if I were buying again (or in any event) I would look at buying one that offered a timer facility as well, but if all you want is to reduce the possibility of camera shake this will do the job.
Last Edited by JohnX on 29/01/2010 - 13:41


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 14:14
I might try one then. Anyway it is not a fortune


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 15:56
You might also want to look at the Pentax Remote F. Little infra red jobby.

If you have a K20D, then it'll operate the camera from both in front and behind. There are also 3rd party devices that do the same job.

Deciding factor is whether you mind being tethered to the camera or not. The one you're looking at has a 1 metre lead (I think).


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 16:21
If you want a wired remote also look at ones suitable for Canon 400D/300D/30 etc.
I have this one: from this Dutch shop. Free EU postage on it too. There are plenty of other shops around offering similar ones, OK a bit more than one from Hong Kong, but easier to send back if there's a problem.

I also have the remote F. I use that far more than the "tethered" remote.


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 18:01
... I made one for less than 5.

Same wiring as a Canon. Extendable, 'cos I used a 3.5mm socket not a fixed cable.

my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 18:44
I use one which is very similar, works a treat.
My piccies.


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 18:56
snappychappy wrote:
I use one which is very similar, works a treat.

Same here. If you are looking for a bit longer reach, I added one of these, link
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 19:10
I have a similar one works fine, but I had to repair the cable.

SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.


Link Posted 29/01/2010 - 22:21
I bought one like this which works fine and fits easily into a pocket in my camera bag. Works from both the front and back of my K10D.



Link Posted 30/01/2010 - 11:50
for that price you can hardly go wrong. I use a Canon original wired remote which is rather better made than most of the generics I've seen while being a lot cheaper than the Pentax original. A good middle ground IMO.
you don't have to be mad to post here

but it does help
Last Edited by Mongoose on 30/01/2010 - 11:53


Link Posted 30/01/2010 - 12:36
I use a canon as well wired remote works well

I have a pentax F witch I have used on my k100D and K10D in the past put went back to the canon as the infrared was a bit of a hit and miss
Never used it on the K20D as I like the wired more anyway



Link Posted 30/01/2010 - 12:46
I've had one for about a fortnight: works fine and is very well made, extraordinarily so, for the money.

I also bought a very cheap infra-red remote from China which is also effective but rather more flimsy.
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