I clearly want an rf shutter release as opposed to the if variety. I like the idea of being able to use the receiver as a wired remote (Phootix cleon). I am interested in as long a range as possible (Opteka advertises 100 yards), like small, dependable, durable etc.
The brands I'm aware of are
RPS Studio 16 channel wireless remote shutter which I just received and it does not work on more than 1/2 of the dip switch settings
Phottix Cleon which does have wired capability in the receiver but, according to one review, only works at 15 feet
Pocket Rocket solutions
I don't mind paying but I would like something that will work, over long distance in hot and cold and wet.
Any eperience with
#1. "RE: Wireless Shutter Releaase" | In response to Reply # 0fsk Registered since 27th Mar 2008Wed 02-Jul-08 08:00 AM
I have the Phottix and have tested it in house for up to 20 meters (65 feet) without a problem. Light, cheap and you can auto focus with the transmitter (camera auto focus has to be switched to shutter release auto focus if you've set the auto focus to the AF on button only) which is very handy.
Camera has to be set to single shoot if you don't want to have 2-3 pictures taken while pressing the remote release.
Battery life is rated as up to 3 years.
#2. "RE: Wireless Shutter Releaase" | In response to Reply # 0gpoole Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Wed 02-Jul-08 11:54 AM
>Phottix Cleon which does have wired capability in the receiver
>but, according to one review, only works at 15 feet
>Any eperience with
I'm sure it's much larger than 15ft. I have an YongNuo RF release that appears to be a re-branded earlier version of the Phottix. Last week I had my D300 with receiver on a tripod in the balcony of our church sanctuary. I was able to trigger my camera from the hall outside the sanctuary and behind the balcony. Horizontal distance was about 100ft (30m), vertical about 16ft (5m) with both a cinder block wall and cement floor in between. The doorway between the hall and sanctuary was open, but because the camera was above and behind the door there was no line of sight between transmitter and receiver.
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#3. "RE: Wireless Shutter Releaase" | In response to Reply # 0pcspecialist Registered since 17th Mar 2006Wed 02-Jul-08 10:49 PM
I got the one for $25.03 (with free shipping) and it has great range and works wonderfully. There is an error in the description, the CR123A is actually a CR2.
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