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Pentax O-RC1 Waterproof Remote Control
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 27 August 2012
I bought the O-RC1 so I could fire the shutter on my Pentax camera without touching it. There is not much point in mounting your camera on a tripod and then jabbing it with your finger when you want to take a picture. And depending on what the subject is, it isn't always possible to use a 2-10 second delay between pressing the button and capturing the image.

Just like a tripod is a must for a serious photographer (have more than one, always carry one, use it when you can), if your camera has the facility of accepting a remote control get one of those too.

The O-RC1 is waterproof, small, lightweight, nice looking, and frankly, low cost. The manual says it will make 50000 shutter firings on the built-in battery, and that the battery is not replaceable. I think that should be enough for anyone. There are 4 screws, but I guess opening the box risks the waterproofness.

The ability to work with the O-RC1 was one of the things that influenced my choice of camera. If you have a Pentax, get an O-RC1.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2012
Really handy for those moments when you want a photo of you both and dont want to give the camera to sombody else. Really useful for night and long exposure work. With the way UK weather is just as well it is waterproof. Great for shots of animals and children as you can get those natural shots once they have stopped playing up to the camera. Very small and easy to keep out of shot. A must add to the gadget bag.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2012
works better than a cable release, less vibration . Had to look in the
pentax manual to learn how to enable it in the camera.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 July 2012
If you have several Pentax cameras made on or after 2010 then this remote control should work them all. Although after 50,000 operations the O-RC1 is intended to be discarded it looks as if it would be possible to change the battery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 September 2013
read a lot of reviews of similar products and heard that many didn't work with certain cameras which they had listed as compatible... i have the original pentax wired release but as i now do a lot of astrophotography, anything that can keep me from touching the camera or reducing movement, is essential... i have a Pentax K-5 and usin mirrir lock helps but now with ir remote and mirror lock, vibration is almost non existent. An incredibly handy bit of kit, great price.....oh one thing though it's water resistant...NOT waterproof as claimed...it even warns you in the instructions, not to use it in water or allow it to become affected by the pressure of water..but still a very useful, if not essential piece if kit for anyone who has problem with vibration or who, as one reviewer mentioned, need to include themselves in the photo but doesn't want to give someone else the camera
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2014
This is fantastic for a serious landscape photographer. Works well and allows for far easier tripod work with no chance of camera shake at low shutter speed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2014
The quality of the remote is excellent.. its small & compact.. & importantly it does the job.. worth the price..
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on 19 June 2015
It's a neat, 'waterproof' remote control for compatible Pentax series. Sealed for life, so can't lose battery slide or lid in camera bag or pocket.

Couple of small gotchas--
It is an IR remote, so you *must* be in range and line-of-sight of the camera's sensor, which is on the front-right of our K-S1. Maximum range under optimum conditions is approx four (4) metres. YMMV.
I have not tried bouncing the remote's signal off a reflective surface...

Camera options may need switching to 'Enable' remote triggering. My bad-- Should have read the manual better !!
Camera options may need switching to 'Delay After Remote Triggering', nominally three (3) seconds, to allow time to hide the remote for 'selfies'...

For K-S1, the i/iii button auto-focusses. The Fn button has no function.
As there's no facility to trigger shutter via cable, or control the camera via USB or optional WiFi-enabled FluCard, this is as good as it gets...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2014
Great addition to my camera accessories. Works without a flaw, it's very handy and easy to conceal when taking self portraits. It's size it's ideal for storing it inside my camera case without being too small to handle. Plus, arrived on time and very well packed. Strongly suggest this remote.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 August 2013
I have a Pentax K5 11 DSLR This product works great with it
and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of getting one.
It is very easy to use, but it could be better if it had something
to attached it to the camera. ie a sling.
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