Timer Remote Control Pentax k20d


abesad

Link Posted 30/11/2010 - 21:56
I would to purchase a remote control to use with the bulb on my pentax k20d. If possible a IR. Can anyone help me please on which one to get. Thanks
susan

Fletcher8

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 08:19
Hi Susan

Lots of remotes to choose from. My first remote was an IR, but after using it I switched to a cable release which I still use now. I hope the below may help. Look for some reviews to get more info. All of the below will work with bulb mode.

Waterproof remote control Pentax O-RC1 is new model, and I think if I were to buy an IR, i would go for this

If you have £60 the Hahnel Giga T Pro - 2.4GHz Wireless Timer Remote Control will do everything

If you decide on cable look at the Pentax Cable Switch CS-205
Fletcher8.

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Hyram

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 09:03
I use one of the Seculine models.

Very versatile and sometimes available at a very good discount.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

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gartmore

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 10:43
Moved to General Digital Photography Chat
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SmutjeUK

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 11:19
I use one of these and find they offer so much more then just the remote option.
You will need a Type 5 remote and it is available. Best is get in touch with the seller just before you buy so he knows what to send to you if you choose to get one of them.
Never regretted my one and look forward to do nice sunsets on holiday.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

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Anvh

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 11:27
A digital wired remote would be the handiest, you can give it a specific time or it shows a times when you press the button.
This one for example link
Stefan


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

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abesad

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 11:49
Anvh wrote:
A digital wired remote would be the handiest, you can give it a specific time or it shows a times when you press the button.
This one for example link

I like the sound of this one, but where can I buy one and how much does it cost please. I cannot see on the website if they sell them.
regards susan

Anvh

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 13:07
That's a good question i know some stores in the Netherlands that have them but I don't shop in the UK so i don't know.
I know you can find them on ebay or else you can buy them here and let them ship over.

They are around €60 (around 50 pound) in the stores.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 01/12/2010 - 13:10

abesad

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 13:08
Anvh wrote:
That's a good question i know some stores in the Netherlands that have them but I don't shop in the UK so i don't know.
I know you can find them on ebay or else you can buy them here and let them ship over.

Looked on ebay and got one of ebay.Many thanks.
susan
Last Edited by abesad on 01/12/2010 - 13:08

mmacleod

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 20:41
SmutjeUK wrote:
I use one of these and find they offer so much more then just the remote option.

Anvh wrote:
A digital wired remote would be the handiest, you can give it a specific time or it shows a times when you press the button.
This one for example link

Is there any differnce between the two models as they both seem to offer the same functionality and Im not sure which one to get..
Pentax K20D is mine
Pentax-M 100mm f4 Macro K
Oh, what have I started!

Anvh

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 21:34
The features are the same, i've no idea if there is a differnce in build quality?

I also only see the aputure for £69 on ebay but that's too expensive this a far better price link
The canon 450D, 500D & 550D use the same connection as the Pentax camera's


ps. i see a differnce aputure can only be set up to max 399 photos and the other one to 999
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 01/12/2010 - 21:36

mmacleod

Link Posted 01/12/2010 - 22:10
Thank you Anvh..
Pentax K20D is mine
Pentax-M 100mm f4 Macro K
Oh, what have I started!

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 02/12/2010 - 08:08
All I can say about the one I have got is that it is well build and £ for £ I would get it again.
I did my resarch on those for a couple of month and came across quite a few but the on I have got is working without any fail.
What also was good was that I got 14 days full money back if I would not be happy. Tried this one with a couple of other sellers and it was a big NO NO (one actually stated that he would as of that date no longer deal with me because of the money back question if it not what I expected. Forwarded this reply to email and he is now listed as 'account no longer in use' or something to this respect).
If you are interested in the one I forwarded in the link, contact the seller first, explain what you want it for and if he would offer a full money back guarantee if you find that this is not the one you wanted (I am sure he will do it for you as well, just remember feeBay's 1000 character limit!).
Got mine within 3 days and its one of the best I ever have had tried out for one of the best price.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

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abesad

Link Posted 02/12/2010 - 11:30
Thank you everyone.
susan
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