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tyronet2000
Posted 21/11/2017 - 21:21 Link
Genuine Pentax fit HDMI Cable for the Pentax K-70. Bought one elsewhere but had to trim it down to fit and this wasn't satifactory. Thanks
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Stan

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stu62
Posted 21/11/2017 - 21:25 Link
srs would be a good shout
tyronet2000
Posted 21/11/2017 - 21:55 Link
stu62 wrote:
srs would be a good shout

They sent me one but I didn't stipulate K-70 so the cable fit the K-3. Tried trimming it down to fit but hasn't been satisfactory.
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Stan

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Mag07
Posted 22/11/2017 - 07:13 Link
According to the spec sheet you need HDMI output terminal (Type D) like all the other bodies....confused Might be worth contacting Pentax service or maybe asking a friend at the photo club to try one of their cables. D is industry standard due to size. You either have a faulty cable or a faulty connector on the camera. Can't really think of any other reason it would not fit.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
tyronet2000
Posted 22/11/2017 - 09:03 Link
Mag07 wrote:
D is industry standard due to size. You either have a faulty cable or a faulty connector on the camera. Can't really think of any other reason it would not fit.

It was the amount of plastic around the plug that made it too big for the K-70 it worked ok in the K-3 and now it doesn't so could have been damage by mt trimming it to fit
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Stan

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bforbes
Posted 22/11/2017 - 11:49 - Helpful Comment Link
This is on "Amazon" link, if it's any use Stan
tyronet2000
Posted 22/11/2017 - 15:22 Link
bforbes wrote:
This is on "Amazon" link, if it's any use Stan

Thanks Barrie. Had a look at this and it looks quite thick, very like the one I had. SRS are having a root around to see if they have one that will fit the K=70. It's beyond belief that Pentax don't supply this cable especially as it's such a tight fit. All I can say about that in response is my next camera probably won't be a Pentax.
Regards
Stan

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Mag07
Posted 22/11/2017 - 17:29 Link
Oh wow, ok. That is very poor design indeed I'd be tempted to agree that the grass is greener elsewhere but been there, done that...it wasn't haha. Lack of thought and poor quality control seems to be the plague of our times, regardless of brand.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
tyronet2000
Posted 22/11/2017 - 19:16 Link
Mag07 wrote:
Oh wow, ok. That is very poor design indeed I'd be tempted to agree that the grass is greener elsewhere but been there, done that...it wasn't haha. Lack of thought and poor quality control seems to be the plague of our times, regardless of brand.

It's not the fact of poor quality control it's the penny pinching. Not sure what other manufacturers do but if selling a camera with these ports, HDMI or USB why can't they provide cacbles to fit? I have found the usb cable from a Toshiba external HDD for the usb slot on the K-3, small problem solved
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Stan

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JAK
Posted 22/11/2017 - 23:28 - Helpful Comment Link
John K
Edited by JAK: 22/11/2017 - 23:29
tyronet2000
Posted 23/11/2017 - 08:24 Link
Thanks John, I will look in the local poundland shop, what can I lose, a 1, lol
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Stan

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tyronet2000
Posted 24/11/2017 - 12:13 Link
JAK wrote:
I got one in Poundland... for a pound!

http://www.poundland.co.uk/mobitek-hdmi-to-micro-usb-lead-1-metre

Got one from 1land. Does not fit the K-70 as mini end slightly different shape/size. Worth a pont for a quid though. Bound to be something it will fit. Thanks anyway
Regards
Stan

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JohnX
Posted 24/11/2017 - 12:56 Link
I believe the Ricoh HC-1 cable has a mini HDMI end. Worth checking out perhaps?
angerdan
Posted 25/11/2017 - 13:31 - Helpful Comment Link
Seems like Pentax switched from HDMI mini (C) to micro (D) since K-5. For which i could use the Nokia CA-156 adapter.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Connectors

An short adapter gives more flexibility than an fixed HDMI cable.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=HDMI+%28micro...
tyronet2000
Posted 25/11/2017 - 14:31 Link
angerdan wrote:
Seems like Pentax switched from HDMI mini (C) to micro (D) since K-5. For which i could use the Nokia CA-156 adapter.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Connectors

An short adapter gives more flexibility than an fixed HDMI cable.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?LH_BIN=1&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=HDMI+%28micro...

Thanks for that angerdan and thanks to everyone else who has tried to help. As almost every U-Tube video I've watched uses a Canon camera I've bitten the bullet and bought and older Canon. If that doesn't work I'll pop it on eBay as I won't be buying any lenses for it. I do like my K-70 and K-3 which I'm keeping so can still be a member of the Pentax User Forum. Should it work OK for what I want to do it will be a permanent fixture to my microscope
Regards
Stan

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