Something of a bargain - cheap at half the price !


Terry1100

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 18:50
Just bought one of these to go with my new K-30

At 2.99 it's cheap - at 1.49 it's a steal

link

It does what it says on the tin - the w/t button is spurious on a DSLR but who's complaining.
Terry
London, England
K-30, Optio Z10, Optio S5i, LS465, Nikon P7100

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 19:04
I bought 2 tuther day, the w/t button focus's Mate

Algernon

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 20:10
I honestly don't know why anyone bothers with these
cheap IR Remotes

Your better off spending a bit more for a HIGH POWER
ONE.....

Take a look at this Seculine video... works 100M away and if
your camera only has the IR receiver on one side it
should be strong enough to bounce round corners.

You don't need the Dongle with a Pentax and any transmitter
will do. It will also work with a lead, but you need the
Canon jack to jack for that.

I paid 12 for mine off ebay.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi

DrOrloff

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 20:21
Operating your camera from 100m away sounds good, until someone runs off with your camera.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined

Algernon

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 20:41
DrOrloff wrote:
Operating your camera from 100m away sounds good, until someone runs off with your camera.

Never thought of that! I'll put a "Do Not Remove"
Sticker on it...

Review here...

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 10/01/2013 - 20:41

Pentaxonian

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 20:43
I'm sure that note will be just the job up here ...
Algernon wrote:
DrOrloff wrote:
Operating your camera from 100m away sounds good, until someone runs off with your camera.

Never thought of that! I'll put a "Do Not Remove"
Sticker on it...

Review here...

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K5iis and a couple of lenses.
Last Edited by Pentaxonian on 10/01/2013 - 20:44

andrewk

Link Posted 10/01/2013 - 21:58
Algernon wrote:
I honestly don't know why anyone bothers with these
cheap IR Remotes

Your better off spending a bit more for a HIGH POWER
ONE..... -

Yep, you can get a wireless (i.e. radio) version for less than 20 (seen some at 9.99 on Fleabay). The key for me is that they work in any direction - you don't have to be in front of the camera (if you have a K30 which doesn't have an IR sensor on the back).

Quote:
You don't need the Dongle with a Pentax and any transmitter will do. It will also work with a lead, but you need the Canon jack to jack for that.

Oh .... I didn't know that. So, if you don't need the dongle, how do you set which channel is used?

Now that this thread has reminded me - must buy one myself.

Andrew
Flickr photostream
Last Edited by andrewk on 10/01/2013 - 22:01

Algernon

Link Posted 11/01/2013 - 08:40
Does the K30 have a remote socket as well for a small jackplug?
That would be needed for the receiver. If channels can be changed
it will be on the receiver.

All the transmitters are the same and have a 3 way switch for
uses with camera or dongle or small flashlight. They all end
with R3-UT.

There's a lead which also allows them to be used as a wired
remote. This is camera specific and for Pentax it would be
just a lead with double jackplugs. I'm thinking of cutting
the Nikon plug off the one I have and putting a push button
on so that I can just focus the camera with it. i.e. don't
connect the shutter release wire.

The trouble with the dongles or radio releases is that you have
to open the flap on the camera and plug it in to use it and
they are messy to carry in your pocket.

This one looks the same as mine and it's only 11.

or this one and don't use the dongle 13.29

I've also got this one which isn't quite as powerful, but
mines the Pentax one and I can use that lead with the other.

On the K-5 I can hold the transmitter in front of the camera
pointing forwards and it fires off the bounce.

My flash is also IR and I can fire it with one of these
remotes whilst holding a flashmeter in the other hand to
get a reading.

The IR is that powerful that I have to shade the receiver
on the lights to stop them firing before the camera.


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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 11/01/2013 - 08:46

andrewk

Link Posted 11/01/2013 - 09:28
Algernon wrote:
Does the K30 have a remote socket as well for a small jackplug?

Yes, I have used a remote release cable with mine - works fine.


Quote:
All the transmitters are the same and have a 3 way switch for
uses with camera or dongle or small flashlight.

The radio remotes that I have seen have a set of switches on both transmitter and receiver to set the channel.

Quote:
The trouble with the dongles or radio releases is that you have
to open the flap on the camera and plug it in to use it and
they are messy to carry in your pocket.

Yes - but you have to open the flap to use a cable release anyway.

The release I was thinking of is like this or this Both quite cheap, not directional and ostensibly trigger up to 100m

Cheers
Andrew
Flickr photostream

Algernon

Link Posted 11/01/2013 - 10:29
The radio releases have up to 16 channels on both
receiver and transmitter, because you normally use
one set as a shutter release and another set on a
different channel as a flash trigger.

Very difficult to add a flashmeter without buying
a 3rd transmitter

I've got 2 sets of the Yongnuo RF-602's, but went back
to IR because the flash sync only worked up to 1/100th
sec. IR works at 1/180th, but can get false triggers
from fluorescent lights etc.

The dongle hanging from the camera can be a pain at
times.

Compatibility with radio devices is very poor.
Even the RF-602's won't work with the RF-603's

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 11/01/2013 - 10:35
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