Kr remote control


steveandthedogs

Link Posted 24/03/2011 - 21:03
Can anyone with more electrical savvy than me explain why it isn't possible to use the usb connection to act as a remote cable? Perhaps using one of those firmware thingies?
Those little IR remotes are just asking to get lost.

bretti_kivi

Link Posted 24/03/2011 - 21:23
it has nothing to do with electronics and everything to do with software. Besides, it's been done. https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/pk-tether-v-0-4-5-released-26176/p-1

Bret
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steveandthedogs

Link Posted 25/03/2011 - 07:38
Ah, I don't want to connect it to a computer, I mean a sort of usb equivalent of the CS-205 cable release.
The little IR job only works from the front or slightly to the side - I want to be able to use it from behind.

dcweather

Link Posted 03/04/2011 - 19:46
You could do what I did and make an RF remote. Works fantastically - has range, works from behind in any light and is portable. You will need to read the whole thread to see how it develops.

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/k-x-and-long-range-remote-25663

Dave

steveandthedogs

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 21:25
Cheers, Dave.

There's no way I could even understand what the forum was on about, never mind build one!

What I actually want is a simple switch with a usb plug on the end, rather than lug a computer around. A bit like the old CS 205 cable switch. And I've just seen the price of that - 60!

Unlocker

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 22:00
Was just going to say 'why don't you just buy a cheap 3 wired remote from eBay?' so thought I would download the manual first to stop myself looking stupid.

Then I realised it doesn't have a remote socket!

So the simple answer to 'why can't I use the USB port' seems to be purely because they don't want you too!

What a bummer for you, it would certainly annoy me as every Pentax camera we've had has the socket and an IR port on the rear!

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