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Pentax Remote Control F

You Pay: $21.95
Product Highlights
  • For K & *ist Series DSLR Cameras, and All IQ Zoom & Optio Cameras with Remote Capability

The Pentax Remote Control F infrared remote control is handy for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, for self-portraits, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure.  Certain cameras feature a built-in 3-second delay in the shutter's release after being signaled by this remote. The remote control uses a CR1620 3v battery.

Battery CR1620
Pentax Remote Control F
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PentaxRemote Control F
     
    4.2

    (based on 95 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (73)
    • Easy to use (68)
    • Reliable (42)
    • Durable (30)
    • Strong signal (7)

    Cons

    • Not functional (5)
    • Poor design (4)
    • Limited range (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (44)
    • Portraits (39)
    • Macro photography (38)
    • Everyday (24)
    • Travel (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (60), Semi-professional (11), Casual user (7), Tech savvy (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (56)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Great - Great Range

    I use this for HDR and panoramic work, when I tripod mount m camera and need to keep it as still as possible. It has great range (seems to be better than an...Read complete review

    I use this for HDR and panoramic work, when I tripod mount m camera and need to keep it as still as possible. It has great range (seems to be better than an aftermarket one I was using) and works with both my k20 and k7. I am convinced, though, it will eventually go the way of my older one - lost:( I wish there was a laniard loop on this.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No Lanyard Holes No Battery Replacemt

    I agree with the prior reviewer about some of the product features and size. Basically, this remote does what it's supposed to.

    However, there are no loop-holes for attaching a...Read complete review

    I agree with the prior reviewer about some of the product features and size. Basically, this remote does what it's supposed to.

    However, there are no loop-holes for attaching a lanyard. Nor have I found a way to replace the battery, or to determine if the battery is low. If you are in the field and dependent upon steady tripod shots, this product is too easy to lose and may lose power when you need it most. So, just buy some extras. (...so many DSLRs and SLRs no longer supply old-fashioned screw-in shutter release buttons.)

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    5.0

    Remote Control F by Pentax

    By Dick

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

      I purchased this to use with my tripod as I am getting older and notice my own hands shaking and trembling a bit. I have not really used this yet, other then to experiment in the house---but I am planning on using it this weekend. I expect no proble3m what so ever.Richard

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      Not as simple as a cable release

      By Bill

      from Holland, MI

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

        You have to change settings in the camera for this this work. Probably will not get used much.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Remote Control for Ricoh WG-4 and others

        By David

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Traveling
        • Video

        Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

        This remote works well to relase the shutter or to start videos on the Ricoh WG-4 and WG-4 GPS cameras. While it starts the video, it does not seem able to stop the video.

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        3.0

        Simple, does the job

        By AC

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Easy to lose
        • No Lanyard Eye Or Hook

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

        Pretty simple, push the button and the camera's shutter is triggered. I use a Pentax K-7. One thing I was pleasently surprised by is that the remote can control the camera while in Video mode. I had not found conclusive information on whether it worked for video mode or not. Curiously, the red light on the camera flashes when NOT recording, and it is completely off when recording. A little unintuitive, but as long as it works I am happy. One disappointment, the remote still has no lanyard or hook, so the small size means it is easy to lose. This is my second one. :(

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The right thing

        By anonymous

        from VA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • A little expensive

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

        With K-5 ii, it can take shots with or without AF. Easy to use, no pairing is needed like bluetooth. Good for taking family photos and long time exposure without touching the camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Easier than Trigger Release

        By Relocated Maine Native

        from Gloucester, MA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

          My remote trigger release had been acting up, so I decided to try a wireless remote instead. This remote works great with my Pentax K-5. I think the sun does interfere sometimes, but it works well from 5-10 feet away. The button is recessed, so it is a little less likely to be held down by accident in a bag. Because the remote is so small, I bought a Case Logic USB flash drive case with a clip so I can clip the remote to my camera or camera strap so I don't lose it.

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          • No

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          1.0

          B&H recommended this to me

          By Joe

          from Houston , TX

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

          This remote control F by Pentex only works when I hold it 2 inches from the front side of my Pentex K-r
          . Not happy about that at all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Functional R.C.

          By Doc Brown

          from Citrus Heights, CA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Small Shutter Button

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

          The remote does its job, in front of and behind the camera, at a decent range. The button is sometimes difficult to find, and it allegedly has limited waterproofing capabilities, which is why I sheathed it in plastic, which is probably why the button was hard to find for me! Would continue to purchase this item.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A definite must have

          By Abnshawn

          from Fairbanks, AK

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

            Works great and is very easy to set up. A definite must have for the avid photographer. I literally pulled it out of the box and started using it. Received it quick also. We will shop with B&H again and again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Pentax K30 remote works great!

            By pw

            from waco, texas

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

              Very useful product. Worked great right out of the box.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Pentax Remote Control F

              By Munchkin

              from CO.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Limited Range

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

              Bought this because did not want to use a cable. If the remote is closer than 15' then it works fine. Fast and reliable either in front or back of the camera (K-5, K-7). Especially nice for mirror up shots or self portraits. Am very disappointed in the range, wish it would work farther away from the camera (100' at least).

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              • No

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              3.0

              Works well, but limited range

              By Matt

              from Canada

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Range

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                This remote works well as a wireless release as long as you can stay close to your camera. Mine has a range of only 3-4 feet, so it doesn't work well for self portraits or things like that. Others have reported decent range with this, so I'm not sure what is wrong with mine. I would try replacing the battery, but it seems to be designed not to allow that.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Remote Control F

                By Don

                from Timmins ONtario Canada

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                  The Pentax remote control F is great for including yourself in the photo. No need to run....and no need to hold the control out in front. You can activate the camera with the small control in your pocket!
                  I am very satisfied!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great addition

                  By Dave

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                    Works with both my K-x and K-30 cameras.
                    Should have bought years ago.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    As described.

                    By Viktor

                    from Ottawa, ON

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                        This remote is great if you want to take shots without touching the camera, but beware that the range is quite short, so it is not very useful for group shots.

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                        1.0

                        Remote control

                        By Bummer remote

                        from Ridgeland, MS

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional

                        Best Uses

                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                        Remote control was extremely disappointing. Would only work when used at a maximum of two feet from camera; Very frustrating!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Remote

                        By 757nigel

                        from Blacksburg, VA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                          I used the remote while shooting group portraits that I was in, was great and everyone else enjoyed it as well.

                          I also set it on the tripod and got some great shots of my cat (doing backflips), tossing around his favorite toy in front of the camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          works as expected

                          By Big one

                          from Richmond va

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • No hole for lanyard

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                          I wanted a way to shoot group photos without having to outrun the timer. I also wante to be able to take tack sharp photos without vibrations.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Remote Control F by Pentax

                          By Glenn

                          from Longmont, CO

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                            It doesn't come with a case or a way to attach to the camera strap. It's very small. I'm thinking I'm going to attach to camera strap via Velcro.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            It works well.

                            By dustbunny

                            from Missouri

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Pentax Remote Control F:

                              I think this will be nice to have. I wanted a cable release but settled for this. I was impressed with it's small size and it's function. It will be much nicer than un-weather sealing my camera to plug a cable in. Also, it fits nicely in a lens filter plastic box, with the padding still in it, along with the viewfinder cover that goes with my camera. Now if I can always remember where I put it when I need it. I kind of wish it had a place for a wrist strap or lanyard but I will probably get over it.

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                              • No

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