remote control for *istD - any good?


catterm

Link Posted 20/08/2004 - 19:56
Howdy

Ive seen that there is an infra-red remote control fro the *istD

I just wanted to know if anyone had used one and what they were like...
- effective distance
- rough cost
- etc (all the usual questions)

Ta

xylophone

Link Posted 21/08/2004 - 22:22
I've used a 4 year old one purchased for an Optio [sic] camera.
It works fine.

Needs to be fairly accurately pointed at the camera, and thus often in shot, esp. on a wide angle shot!



Note that there are 2 models available for sale: one has additional features for zoom control: no good for the *istD, so get the cheaper model if available. I think it's about 20 in the UK

George Lazarette

Link Posted 22/08/2004 - 00:35
The wireless remote has quite a limited range. As an alternative, you can use wires, and considerably extend the effective range.

tomo

Link Posted 31/08/2004 - 10:35
catterm wrote:
Howdy

Ive seen that there is an infra-red remote control fro the *istD

I just wanted to know if anyone had used one and what they were like...
- effective distance
- rough cost
- etc (all the usual questions)

Ta

Well, my experience is that the pentax remote control works fine up to 18 - 20 feet away. But you have to be in front of the camera.

I got a spare new one. If you are interested I could send you it to you for 15 incl. shipping costs from Germany. Just drop me a note.
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