meike mk rc7 trigger/remote


moose

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 23:42
Just wondering if anyone has used meike triggers?
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My main use would be as a long distance remote, but also would like to play strobist.It would seem that they should work with pentax.
The price sounds attractive and AAA batteries for both trigger and receiver adds extra appeal.
Would be used with K10D and old pentax flashes af280t & 200t

selectcase

Link Posted 19/08/2011 - 08:23
it should work fine but remember that your flashes dont have a pc sync connector on them so you may need to get a hot shoe adaptor with a pc socket on it

i use the cheap cactus triggers and they work well so i see not reason why these should not and it you get no success you still have a remote

K7D DA 18-55 mk11WR|50-200 wr|DA16-45|Tamron SP90|lots of manual pentax glass

moose

Link Posted 20/08/2011 - 21:36
thanks,but why would the lack of pc sync connector be a problem? Surely the receiver fires the flash through its hot shoe or am I missing something?

selectcase

Link Posted 21/08/2011 - 09:54
yes it does but looking at the picture if you connect the remote to the hot shoe of the flash how do you then connect it to a stand? it may be on the other side and not visible? if you cant then you would use the hot shoe to mount the flash to the stand with a small pc cable from the hot shoe pc socket to the remote - having said all this i cant see a pc socket on the remote either its hard to tell. For a remote is a good price and you will find them useful

here is a link to a trigger which might explain better as you can see the reciever has a flash mount on the top then a bracket to attach it to the stand
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K7D DA 18-55 mk11WR|50-200 wr|DA16-45|Tamron SP90|lots of manual pentax glass

moose

Link Posted 21/08/2011 - 12:25
I understand where you are coming from now. I have tracked down some other images/info and there is a 'cold shoe?' and a 1/4" threaded mount on the underside.
Do appreciate you raising this, as I would not have thought to check.

selectcase

Link Posted 21/08/2011 - 12:32
you shold be fine then

K7D DA 18-55 mk11WR|50-200 wr|DA16-45|Tamron SP90|lots of manual pentax glass

MattMatic

Link Posted 21/08/2011 - 17:26
There are some radio triggers that will only fire once on Pentax
(It's to do with the better protected electronics on the Pentax camera hotshoe that 'lock' depending on the trigger electronics)

Others will only sync at very slow shutter speeds... so it's best to check.
Matt
http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
(For gallery, tips and links)
Last Edited by MattMatic on 21/08/2011 - 17:26

Anvh

Link Posted 21/08/2011 - 17:37
The cactus v5 work can work as ta remote as well and they do work like they should but they cost more though...
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

moose

Link Posted 27/08/2011 - 10:42
Reviews for these with pentax are scant, so can't find out if they will only fire once or check reported sync speeds.

Hadn't realised the cactus v5 also worked as a remote.

At the end of the day I guess they are worth a punt, at under 20 it is hardly high risk.
cheers for the input

moose

Link Posted 22/09/2011 - 17:50
For those interested, an update.

I have these triggers now and found the following.

Work fine as a remote have not checked full range but do work though walls and have tested to 30m or so with no problems.

Flash (af200T) fires pretty consistently, but only first fire syncs properly with any shutter speed over 1/30th. However have found that by doing a half press on the transmitter each time before using the shutter button will allow sync up to 1/180th nearly all the time.
I imagine this is something to do with the problem Matt mentioned. I am sure the transmitter could be hacked, but I am just using a bit of blue tack to hold the button half pressed for now.
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