Wireless radio shutter release for D3?
I have a D200, D300 and will be picking up my D3 tomorrow. I like shooting landscape shots and often find myself mounting and dismounting the my ML-3 a lot which is a bit teadous. Am I the only person who wishes the D3 had a built in wireless radio receiver? I guess it would make more sense on a D3x or whatever FX studio / landscape camera Nikon may be introducting, but would it practical and a worthwhile feature for many?
I have a ML-3 and usually find myself changing positions around the tripod and camera to the point where I am not in alignment with the IR receiver, so I frequently need to move to take the picture or have to twist the receiver head to match my position. A radio receiver would certainly take care of this problem and I would think it could be built directly into the camera instead of an accessory. They could have a menu option to shut of the reciever so it wouldn't waste power. What do you think?
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#1. "RE: Wireless radio shutter release for D3?" | In response to Reply # 0GLOBETROTTER Registered since 11th Aug 2003Sun 02-Dec-07 03:24 PM
I own and use the ML-3 quite a lot, but I also often use the Yong Nuo Wireless Trigger that has 16-channels and a working distance of up to 100 metres. It works extremely well, especially when you need more freedom and distance than the ML-3 provides.
#2. "RE: Wireless radio shutter release for D3?" | In response to Reply # 0CYYCBill Registered since 07th May 2006Mon 03-Dec-07 05:33 AM
I do some studio work and use Pocket Wizards for that. There is a Pocket Wizard adapter cord that can trigger your camera instead of the flash, but it's rather expensive as you'd need two Pocket Wizards plus the adapter cable.
Another possibility to consider is the WT-4 wireless transmitter. It'll allow you to set up your camera, then sit in the nice, warm, dry car and actually see images as you shoot them (I think it also works with Live View). You can also use it to change camera settings as lighting or other conditions change. And of course, once you take a picture you can have it download directly to your laptop so there is no card to unload later.
Unfortunately, Nikon is grossly overcharging for the WT-4. It's about $900 in Canada.
#3. "RE: Wireless radio shutter release for D3?" | In response to Reply # 2quickmedic1 Registered since 16th Oct 2006Mon 03-Dec-07 09:15 PM
What about the Phottix brand. I know they have one for the D70 and the D200,300 models. The N1 models are available in wired,wired timer and wireless.