BULB shooting with the remote
I forgot to get the remote when I picked up my D50 last week. stopped by the shop today to get it.
(don't get me started about the $65 remote for my N90S.)
asked about shooting on BULB with it, so we tried it on a store camera. we couldn't get it to work on BULB. tried it on a D70 with no luck. hmmmmm.
anyway, got it home and tried it on mine. success! push button once to open shutter, push it again to close it. not sure what he did wrong at the shop, but I'll call him tomorrow and educate him
my main reason for asking about the BULB setting is, a church puts on a nice fireworks show every 4th in a field next to my house.
I got some nice pics with my little Coolpix 3200 this year with its standard 4 second fw setting, but looking forward to next year now.
#2. "Revenge of the Clones" | In response to Reply # 1spike Registered since 06th May 2004Fri 04-Nov-05 05:45 AM
Just don't buy one of the 'Billingham' or similar cheap Chinese ML-L3 clones. They will open the shutter on a D50 or D70/s in bulb mode, but for some odd reason they won't close it on the second press.
Get a real ML-L3, or a Pogo infrared remote. I have both, but use the Pogo most of the time, as it has an attachment point (I clip mine to a retractable reel), and also has a bit more range. They're about half as much as the ML-L3 on ebay (got mine from seller bearislandtc).
I also have one of the 'wired' infrared remotes from this seller, which is great with the camera on a tripod, or when shooting pole panoramas on a tall monopod. Saved me from having to buy a D70s just for the wired remote...
#3. "RE: Revenge of the Clones" | In response to Reply # 2sillyconguru Registered since 31st Oct 2005Mon 07-Nov-05 09:13 AM
I've got an original ML-L3 and an "OMG! SR-1".
The OMG! is a compatible remote (compatible with Canon also); it has a built-in LED torch, and it came with a mirrored reflector to attach to the lens (enabling remote release from behind the camera). This unit works perfectly (including "long time" mode) on a D70, so it should also be OK on a D50. Cost: £10 incl P&P from kea-photo on a well known auction site.