OK, I'm officially sick of dragging my MC-30 on the ground, through the salt water, etc. I'd like the convenience of the ML-3 wireless remote, which takes up the hot shoe but at least does not get in the way of everything. Unfortunately, Nikon want $275 for the ML-3, and even the import version at B&H is $160.
Are there alternatives? I'm seeking compactness, and as long as distance capability is at least as great as the MC-30 (~1 meter), that would be sufficient, although of course all other things equal more range is better than less range...
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My wireless remote arrived today via USPS in a shipping envelope with bubble pack inside. The unit is quite small and plugs into the remote socket on the front of the D2hs. Two batteries are required. One of the batteries, the one in the receiver unit, was dead. I replaced this with a $10.00 Lithium battery. The receiver fastens with a short (approximately 4 inch) cable to the camera. No instructions were included with the units so I had to figure out how they turned on and off. The receiver button is pressed until the LED starts blinking. Then the LED will blink every 5 seconds or so indicating that it is on. The transmitter has a multi color (green and red) LED that goes green with a half press and red with a full press. After connecting to the camera I tried a half press and it caused the lens (80-400) to focus then I pressed fully and the shutter released. So far so good. The housings are molded plastic and the transmitter has a telescoping antenna. The units made in the USA are probably more robust but cost 5 to 10 times as much. Here's a tip- I removed the cover from the remote socket and wondered where to put it so I don't lose it. The large rubber door above the USB rubber door has a circular groove on the inside that the cover snuggly fits into. Now let Canon top that. My cost was $36.00 plus $10.00 shipping.
Do you know if the remote unit you got from China will work if you don't have the camera set up where the shutter release half press does the focus and then snaps the pic? I have been getting used to using the AF button to focus with and then the shutter release button to take the picture. I'm wondering if one does that..where you focus the camera with the AF button and then walk away and when you want to remotely take the picture, if this wireless will work that way or only if the camera is set to the default of shutter release button doing both??? Thank you.
Just shooting from the hip here, but it would seem that we (I use the same method on my D2h) would have to set the focus back to default with the shutter button. It is possible that the connection could over ride the current setting either way. I'm sure someone will tell us. Regardless if you are not at the camera you would not be using the shutter release anyway right, or the af-on button?
Hi bchrd, Assume that the transmitter button causes the camera button to deflect ( it does not do this but assume that). If you have set up the AF button to control focus and if when you depress the shutter release button the camera does not focus then this should behave the same as if you pressed the shutter release.
I just received my RF-602 and regardless of the ad stating it worked with Nikon Speedlights the owners manual states that it does not work with the SB-600. It works fine with my old SB-24. Is there a way to make it work with the SB-600?