Remote cables


Zed

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 18:31
Does anyone know if there's such a thing as extension cables for the Pentax remotes, that fit to the side of the camera with the jack plug? I have the remote for a K10 and a time delay one from 7dayshop but I need a longer cable.
Any advice gratefuly received
Cheers
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Algernon

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 19:43
A Hi-Fi extension lead should work?

OR

Buy an RF-602 Canon/Pentax Radio Remote off ebay for about
20 works up to 100m away and can also handle flash. You need
two for remote AND flash set on different channels.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

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DoctorJeff

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 20:39
Make one.
You can get the 2.5 mm stereo plugs and sockets from Maplin, and if you don't have a soldering iron they will sell you one as well.
Three-core cable is technically better, but you can use four-core and just ignore the fourth core.
i was just about to make one myself, and the Guernsey 7-Day Shop came up with a wireless one similar to the one that Algernon suggested (and for a lot less than 20). I believe that they are currently offering this again.
Geoff
Water can wear away a stone - but it can't cook lunch
X-5
istDS
K2000
P50.
Lenses Digital: 50-200, 18-55 KAF: 28-80.
Lenses KA & K: SMC-KA f2.0, SMC-K f1.4, SMC-K f1.7 Tokina KA 28-70 , SMC Pentax 70-210 F4, Sigma KA 75-300 , Hanimex 500mm Mirror, and the Tamron Adaptall-2 stuff.
and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...

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Zed

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 23:02
Thanks Algeron for the feedback. I've seen the 7 day shop one now Jeff has mentioned it. I'll give that a go for the price.
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Frogherder

Link Posted 05/04/2012 - 13:16
Interesting, but no mention of focusing.

Bernard

DoctorJeff

Link Posted 05/04/2012 - 14:43
I bought both the cable release and the wireless one from 7-Day.
Chrissinkpen and I spent a little time testing the two of them and they both gave the autofocus function before release.
Chris went on to use the cable release during a Studio Night at our local camera club - no problems at all.
Geoff
Water can wear away a stone - but it can't cook lunch
X-5
istDS
K2000
P50.
Lenses Digital: 50-200, 18-55 KAF: 28-80.
Lenses KA & K: SMC-KA f2.0, SMC-K f1.4, SMC-K f1.7 Tokina KA 28-70 , SMC Pentax 70-210 F4, Sigma KA 75-300 , Hanimex 500mm Mirror, and the Tamron Adaptall-2 stuff.
and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...

Frogherder

Link Posted 05/04/2012 - 15:06
Wonderful, thanks

Bernard

Zed

Link Posted 05/04/2012 - 16:51
I've ordered the remote from 7 day so will see how that goes. For 10.00 it's worth a try.
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