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Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm)

You Pay: $39.95
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The Cable Switch 205 has a 1.6'(50cm) cable and will help prevent camera shake when shooting super telephoto shots, macrophotography and bulb exposures. Handy for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure.

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PentaxCable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm)
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (11)
  • Landscape photography (10)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Studio (5)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very handy, good quality

Bought this to use a way to get less shake during bracketing for HDR photography. It is very easy to use and is of good build quality. No problems at all. Nice to...Read complete review

Bought this to use a way to get less shake during bracketing for HDR photography. It is very easy to use and is of good build quality. No problems at all. Nice to have.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very poor construction

This item was very subpar for Pentax I have been a Pentax user for over 30 Years .And have always been happy with dursbility of pentax products. This item was terrible, wires constantly...Read complete review

This item was very subpar for Pentax I have been a Pentax user for over 30 Years .And have always been happy with dursbility of pentax products. This item was terrible, wires constantly breaking inside insulation making switch unusable I have gone through two as has my wife .I am looking for a cable switch made by someone else before I buy again.

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4.0

,,,if only one could exchange the cable

By Thirteen

from Europe

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

    Excellent remote, the only con is that if the cable breaks (happened to me) you can't exchange it so simply... and the cable is a bit short because it's hanging down from the camera when you use it whith the tripod, and then you induce some movement again; therefore sometimes I prefer the wireless remote - but there one does't have the focusing.
    To summarize: I would prefer if the cable was detachable, as in some secondary suppliers' versions.
    However, in general I like it, the functioning is superb.

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    5.0

    Great to use with bulb mode

    By Sylvia

    from Tasmania, Australia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Night photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

      I bought this Pentax cable release some months ago and I finally had the time to do some practise with it. It is great with bulb mode. I used a tripod and switched off all the lights in the kitchen except for one very low, warm light and practised with different exposure times. I was delighted with the results. It's so much easier than having to keep the shutter open by pressing the shutter release button on the camera. I have a slight tremor and the tripod alone was not enough for night photography using the bulb mode. The cable switch prevents camera shake when using B mode but it's also good to use with other long exposure settings. It connects to the cable release terminal of your camera and is very easy to use. It's also very light and small so it fits easily into your camera bag. I'm very happy with it and I can see I will be using it a lot.

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      4.0

      just ok

      By big d

      from new york city

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

        it works, all plastic thought the brand name would be better made

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        • No

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        5.0

        Does What it is Suppose To Do.

        By rw

        from eagle river, wi

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Low light
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

          Uses are mostly close ups and low light. It works.

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          5.0

          great works perfectly.

          By mitchcay

          from Canada

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

            Does what it suppose to do perfectly.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Don't know why I didn't get one sooner!

            By Captain

            from Chicago suburb

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

              Very useful for bulb exposures (lightning shots) and for macro work. Works perfectly and I have no dislikes as yet.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Cable Switch works well

              By The Vagabond

              from Oklahoma City, Ok

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Convenient
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Long exposers wildlife

              Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

              I lost my cable switch at Lake Hefner while shooting lightning events.So I had to order a new one before my next night time photo class. [...]. It worked well I have had no problems with it.All my shots are sharp and clear.

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              5.0

              I love Pentax

              By Old Man

              from Clayton, Indiana

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

              I use the cable release for macro and all tripod shots, makes for all around better pictures.
              It works exactly like it is supposed to, I really have no serious complaints.
              It is a little bigger than I am used to, I have always used the one for my Pentax PZ-1 and it is a lot smaller and seems a little better built than the 205, but things are always changing.

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              5.0

              Easy to use

              By Fishnuts

              from Adelaide

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                Very useful when taking shots with long exposure times as it keeps the camera movement to a bare minimum and used in conjuction with the timer the camera remains steady while the timer takes effect.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great tool.....Easy to use.

                By Marco

                from Slatington,Pa

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                  Makes it very easy to take single and multi exposures on the tripod.

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  The worst pentax product!

                  By Pentaxian

                  from Kuwait

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                  The shutter switch just gone broke the other day. The 'click then move' mechanism for the long shutter switch wasn't smooth; it was difficult to use for a long-shutter photography anyway!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very handy, good quality

                  By Trig Photography

                  from Acushnet, MA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HDR
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                    Bought this to use a way to get less shake during bracketing for HDR photography. It is very easy to use and is of good build quality. No problems at all. Nice to have.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Practical and necessary

                    By Dickie

                    from Santiago, Chile

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                      Simple to use, simple to carry, and simple to attach

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                      5.0

                      Cable switch for Pentax dslrs

                      By reddmutt1898

                      from Gilmer,Texas

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                        The cable switch works really well. Iam able to us it on both of my Pentax dslr's. I would reccomend it to anyone wanting one.

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                        5.0

                        Great electronic cable release

                        By Robin

                        from Hanford, CA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                          Great for macro shots

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                          3.0

                          Works fine... delicate.

                          By Draginet

                          from Rapid City, SD

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versitile

                          Cons

                          • Fragile
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                          This is a wired remot. It works fine and lasts as long as you are gentle with it. One good yank/trip and the ods are you will break the wires inside the cable. I would give it the same reliability as a PC cord. If you can god wireless do. Works nice for long exposure shots.

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                          1.0

                          Very poor construction

                          By Chuck g.

                          from waterford Pa.

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Durable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pentax Cable Switch 205 (Cable Release) - 1.6' (50cm):

                              This item was very subpar for Pentax I have been a Pentax user for over 30 Years .And have always been happy with dursbility of pentax products. This item was terrible, wires constantly breaking inside insulation making switch unusable I have gone through two as has my wife .I am looking for a cable switch made by someone else before I buy again.

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