Alex, of course I remember you. I asked Thom Hogan about static in an email and he responded that it wasn't a factor, that the distance involved was too great, is how I think he put it. Yes, I do use it, I'd ordered an adapter and received it, when I changed my mind and sent it back. One more gizmo to carry in my bag, and unnecessary at that. As to the suggestion to remove the battery as posted, if the cable will hold the shutter open, why bother?