K30 Remote cable release thingy ?


techno-terminator

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 15:19
does anyone know if the Pentax CS 205 cable release thing works with the K30 ?

The manual shows a socket for cable release - but tells you how to use the Infra red remote.

I would appreciate being able to use the wired gadget as I want to use it where I can't actually have the IR remote in front of the camera .
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

techno-terminator

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 17:03
I feel daft replying to my own post BUT

I've tried in all the logical places to check this

Information gleaned from Pentax UK Site


the Remote F was designed for the *ist D, Optio 555, 550, 450, S4, S, 430RS, 430, 330RS, 330

I KNOW the CS 205 [ the wired one] works on the K7 and K5 and again from their website Designed for the MZ-6, *ist Date, *ist D, *istDS, *istDL & *istDL2


In sheer disgust I emailed SRS and within minutes got a response from Doug

Quote:
Yes the CS205 will work with the K-30.

Now THAT is service
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 20:06
I did try my cable release on my k30 to confirm for you, TT, but found that the release only works while the shutter is half pressed (kind of defeats the purpose). If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong please let me know!
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 21:02
grrrrrrrh
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

moose

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 21:39
Have a couple of cheap releases form ebay, they work fine. Half press to focus, full press to shoot. I can't find the exact item listed, but this seems to be a re-badged version.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 21:56
make your own.


2.5mm stereo jack plug. twin core cable - length to suit. Suitable switch

Jack sleeve = 0v
Jack Ring = half press
Jack tip = shutter release.


You don't need to make the 'half press' circuit to trigger the shutter. At least not on the K10D, K20D and K-5
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Gwyn

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 22:06
I have an old (ahem!) Canon one. It was considerably cheaper than the Pentax equivalent, and has worked on every Pentax camera I have had from my Ds on.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 05/09/2013 - 22:21
Now that comment cheers me up Thanks Gwyn

Mr Smeggy - me no that handy making things My husband would have had a go for me - but me ????
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

sbrads

Link Posted 06/09/2013 - 08:35
I bought a 5 PowerPlanet compatible CS-205 wired remote from Amazon UK. There was no mention of K-30 compatibility but it works fine.

Russ

Link Posted 06/09/2013 - 09:01
sbrads wrote:
I bought a 5 PowerPlanet compatible CS-205 wired remote from Amazon UK. There was no mention of K-30 compatibility but it works fine.

Ditto me too.

Also have the official Pentax IR remote that came with my K10D but prefer a wired remote.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 06/09/2013 - 09:09
I also have the IR Remote but for simplicity at times was looking for a wired one since the K30 does have the terminal for one.

I've also taken the plunge now and ordered up the PowerPlanet one

Wonder why Pentax has not updated the list of compatible cameras for the CS-205 - it just doesn't make sense not to
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

felix

Link Posted 06/09/2013 - 15:00
The remote F will work with the K30 as well. I have one and I used it from the old Pentax EL2000/3000, K10D/K20D, K7/K5 and now the K30
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sussexwolf

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 22:03
I have a cheap cable release from E-bay. Works very well. I also have the IR remote by Trust. Also works well
K30, K-x, *ist DL. Pentax 60-250 F4, Sigma 18-125 & 70-300
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