K5 - which Wireless Remote


parigby

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 11:13
Advice please as to which wireless Remote shutter release to use with the K5.

Thanks in advance.

Algernon

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 11:40
The Yongnuo RF-602 is excellent works up to 100m away.
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DaveN

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 11:46
bought this for 1.99

http://goo.gl/q3NoA

cheap, looks exactly like in picture and took about 10 days to come

Apparently does NOT work in bulb mode (but not tried with K5 yet)
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Algernon

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 12:20
NikonToPentax wrote:
bought this for 1.99

http://goo.gl/q3NoA

cheap, looks exactly like in picture and took about 10 days to come

Apparently does NOT work in bulb mode (but not tried with K5 yet)

That's fine, but not Wireless
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DaveN

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 12:24
Just tried the remote ( received it over week end and had not tried it as I was working)

There is a work around to bulb mode. I am sure most people here know that, but I am new to Pentax.

So if you choose mirror up shooting with remote while in another mode and then flip to B mode, you can use it for the shutter time you desire activated by the remote (Yoohoo!)
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DaveN

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 12:26
Algernon wrote:
NikonToPentax wrote:
bought this for 1.99

http://goo.gl/q3NoA

cheap, looks exactly like in picture and took about 10 days to come

Apparently does NOT work in bulb mode (but not tried with K5 yet)

That's fine, but not Wireless

Sorry, this might sound like a stupid question, what do you mean not wireless?
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karma mechanic

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 12:30
Well that one is wireless in principle, since it uses IR instead of wires. IR can be confused in bright sunlight, has short range and needs the sensors on the camera to be in line of sight to the unit.

The other one mentioned is wireless in that it uses radio waves - much longer range and doesn't need line of sight.
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Last Edited by karma mechanic on 13/06/2011 - 12:32

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mayday

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 17:28
Cheapish, as wireless goes, but does the job for me. The Cactus V5 is a lightweight hot shoe mounted unit that takes two AAA batteries. I bought the duo pack in order to use the flash wirelessly off camera. I also bought an extra lead in order to use the combination as a wireless remote release for my K7. Details etc can be found here link Hope this helps...
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Fletcher8

Link Posted 13/06/2011 - 18:45
I would highly recommend Trigmaster, if you get into off camera radio flash, it will cover all bases but you will need two of them. I have purchased five of them, and have concluded they are like VW well made and reliable.

http://www.aputure.com/en/product/trigmaster_plus_transceiver.php

You can find them on ebay for about 30, but if you take a look at the above link and what they can do, i don't think you will find anything close unless you have the money for Pocket Wizards!

Gareth
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