Hello Hank, The Nikon remote does have a serious limitation of distance. Around 5 meters maximum due to infrared technology. I have purchased a Pixel RW-221TX wireless remote control, due to it operating on radio frequencies it has a 100 m range which more than covers my needs of a range around 20 - 30 meters. It has 4 modes, single shot, multiple shot, bulb and timer. There is a small led light which sits on the receiver on the hot shoe which confirms operation. It's a bit more expensive but it works really well and at a good distance.