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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2013 10:54:04 BDT
Hi Roy,
Shame it doesn't work from the rear - especially as the Pentax forum guy said it should?
I have the same limitation with my Sony - but I suppose the designer had self potraits in mind. Also I can get a cable remote.
Hope you have some good fun with it.

Posted on 25 Jun 2013 08:58:54 BDT
roy says:
Thanks to Dr. G and all. I have a IR remote but only works from front. Why dont they make them fire from back as well? You ned this for long
shutter speeds not just for getting in on picture. Wireless or cable dont work on KR.
Thanks you guys.....Machin

Posted on 25 Jun 2013 08:32:00 BDT
Jump onto ebay and by a cheap third party remote shutter release. Only a few dollars and works fine. It is IR, but seems to have good range and work from even behind the camera.

agree about doing the eBay route. I did for mine and for a few dollars had what is a universal remote for several camera brands that works just fine with the K-r (and the K200d I had before). No need to buy a Pentax brand for the IR remote in this case.

Let me clarify the original post... or at least add some information here.

To use the IR remote as is suggested here, you have to put the camera drive mode in Remote or Remote 3 second. This precludes the use of other drive modes.

With the kind of remote for which the the OP is looking, you can put the camera in exposure bracketing drive mode and fire off the bracket with the remote. This kind of thing is possible on the K20D and K10D. So for example, you want to fire multiple shots at one time using the remote. You cannot do this with the IR remote. With the radio type remote and a K20D, you can put the drive mode in multiple exposure and simply hold the button down. it will fire until you let off the shutter release.

Think of it this way... it is not so much a remote like the IR remote as it is just like pressing the shutter button with your finger. It would increase your options on the K-r...

I agree, this would be a great thing. No such luck.

From PentaxForums.com: http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-r/124129-kinda-picky-i-know-cable-release-socket.html#ixzz2XD8wd62O

Posted on 22 Jun 2013 11:52:09 BDT
roy says:
can one buy a cable release or wireless shutter release for a Pentax KR. Lots are advertised as fitting but they don't because I cant find where the fitting is on the camera.
Any ideas. thanks Machin

Posted on 20 Jun 2013 11:16:20 BDT
roy says:
Upgrade or not.....Is it better to upgrade from Pentax KR (with kit lenses) to K5 or buy better lenses to fit my KR.
Any help.. Thanks Machin.

Posted on 19 Jun 2013 16:21:21 BDT
Steve B says:
You can find reviews of the Tamron 28-300mm zoom lens at the following websites:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-af-28-300mm-f-3-5-6-3-xr-di-vc-ld-aspherical--if--macro-lens-review-16251

http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/619-tamron70300f456fx

http://www.photodo.com/topic_23.html

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/tamron_28_300_review.html

It's not one that I would go for because it has a low F number and I am not keen on wide focal length ranges.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2013 18:45:02 BDT
roy says:
Thanks a lot Steve. Great help.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 20:52:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jun 2013 20:54:12 BDT
Steve James says:
Hi Roy,

there is a compatibility chart here:-

http://www.mosphotos.com/PentaxLensCompatibility.html

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 20:01:17 BDT
roy says:
are my kr lenses interchangeable with a k5.....upgrading

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 12:12:43 BDT
Steve James says:
I think there is a review of this lens in DPReview! I have a Tamron 10 -24mm and that is supurb! Mine is Canon fit.

Initial post: 15 Jun 2013 15:07:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2013 11:28:32 BDT
A. J. Selman says:
is
the tamron 28- 300 mm vc vr di lens any good , i want it for my d90 nikon i should also like to know if it will af on a film camera ( nikon) and what model , if anyone can help.
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