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About Pentax

Will fire the shutter release after 3 seconds on select cameras with remote capability. Works from in front of or behind the camera up to 16' away

Compatible with the following: All Pentax cameras that have infrared capability use the same infrared signal.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (26),Lightweight (24),Reliable (16),Durable (15),Improves product function (6)
Best Uses:
Portraits (19),Macro photography (15),Everyday (13),Home (13),Landscape photography (13),Travel (10),Studio (8),Artwork (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (25),Professional (5),Semi-professional (3)

Pentax Features

  • Easily take group photos without the use of the self-timer
  • Works up to 15 feet in front of camera
  • Releases shutter 3 seconds after pressing button

Reviews about this item

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(based on 34 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


great addition to my gadget bag

I was shocked at the size. It is about 2 inches long maybe a quarter inch thick and half inch wide. I keep it in the box it comes in to make it easier to find in my gadget bag. With my IST DL I have a 3second timer release as well as instant release other cameras may differ. The only flaws I have seen have more to do with the camera instead of the remote. It came with battery installed ready to fire straight out of the box.


Most Liked Negative Review


Pentax Control F

Works fine. The range is shorter than I expected. Need to aim carefully at the camera IR port.

Reviewed by 34 customers


Hands Of!


from I'm right here, where the heck are you?  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I understand that to allow this thing to be stored in the battery grip it needs to be small, but it would be nie to have a way to attach a lanyard to it during use.


Pentax IQ LS Remote


from Maine  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great for Macro an Landscape use but the remote itself is very small and can be lost easily.


Better than Advertised


from Las Vegas, NV  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This remote advertisement indicated that it operates the camera at a max of 15 feet. I have had great success with operation as far as 25 feet from the camera. But there must be no obstructions.


Works Great + Good Price


from Sacramento, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

A bit tricky to use the button, but works just fine when one learns how.


Lost it - imited range - limited battery


from Golden, Colorado  -  Semi-Professional

liked for family portraits, and team photos. disliked - lost it, short battery life, range from camera limited.


Great accessory


from sacramento,CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

easy to use set camera to remote control set timer get in the picture and shoot


Works as described


from Port Saint Lucie, FL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Self portraits


Using it More!


from Southern Maine  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Fun to use, eliminates the possibility of camera motion from depressing shutter. Great for night shots, long exposures. I am finding more uses for it all the time and I thought it would be just a "nice accessory to have". Need to have a longer self timer if I am to be in the picture! Have plenty of pix of the back of my head, or my hand with the remote in it. I do get concerned about losing it as it is small. Wish it had a loop/hook to which I could attach a lanyard, string, hook.




from TX  -  Professional

I read the bad reviews on this thing and thought, "huh, maybe it's user error." The joke's on me. This thing is junk. Yes, it's tiny as most complain, but if that were the only issue, I'd be alright with it. It's vere picky about the angle & distance at/from which it must be aimed. Standing 6 to 8 feet away trying to fire camera with remote pointed directly at camera's infrared remote sensor ... nuthin'. And the button on this thing is crazy small - you have to hit it juuuuuust right or it won't fire. I've tested this thing many different ways to Sunday and it just does not work consistently. Well, it's consistently poor. And yes, battery is fine & my camera settings are set for remote operation. It does fire sometimes, but only like, 10% of the time. I bought this to shoot mountain bike races and remotely trigger a camera setup in the thick in the action - always within 10 feet of me with remote - when self timer or wired remote cannot be used. I say again, it worked maybe 1/10th the time. If I could send this back I would, but I waited too long to test/try it. If it wasn't littering, it would've been thrown into a nearby creek on my last shoot. The ONLY thing I can use this for - when I have time to wait on it to work - is to take pictures of myself in my focus zone to test exposure/framing & focus before the racers reach my location.


Works great - nice price - very handy


from Midlothian, VA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this with my Pentax K-x and it works well. A great item to have in your kit, especially if you are using the camera with a timed setting or bulb. The only problem is it's very small and can get lost easily - would help if it came with a key ring. (I used Velcro to attach it to a keychain). Another note: when the battery dies, you have to return it to Pentax for repair; I'm planning to buy another as a backup.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
PAUL M  So I could be in the picture or set the camera on a tripod near a nature subject but keep far enough away to not disturb.
Shopper  Does this work with the k-50?
BILL F  Unknown. I use this remote with my K-x.
Alana K  Does this remote work for the Pentax K-r model?
MARK C  Don't know that it works on the K-r, but it works fine on the K7
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