Any recommendations for wireless shutter release for D300? I don't do studio photography or need wireless for studio lights -- just the ability to take photos without pressing the shutter release on the camera or the wired release I already have. Thanks!
Nikon ML-3. Works up to about 20-30 feet, and quite well. Even has a trigger capability as well as the various abilities to deal with all of the single shot, continuous, etc modes. It's a little expensive, but fortunately they're available on the used market for considerably less.
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I bought the ML-3, which worked well up until recently when the delayed shutter feature became intermittent. The release is IR and has 2 channels (for 2 cameras) and a mode that will trigger the shutter if something passes between remote and the receiver. The feature I liked best is the delayed shutter.
I looked at several RF remotes and found only one that has a delay, the Vivitar RC-200. This remote was $50 at Adorama. It has a 2 second delay, enough to activate it and then hide it.
Both remotes will activate the auto-focus if the release is pressed part way down.
>Any recommendations for wireless shutter release for D300? I >don't do studio photography or need wireless for studio lights >-- just the ability to take photos without pressing the >shutter release on the camera or the wired release I already >have. >Thanks!
I use a cheap Chinese setup I got from the internet, the cost was only $30-35 with shipping; it has never had a failure, works through walls and cars in parking lots, maximum distance 200-300 feet!
I use the "cheap Chinese 2.4GHz Wireless", its called a Phottix Plato Wireless Remote N8 for Nikon D200/D300/D700/D3x. Phottix make a few different models, thats just the one I use and I suspect its the one the previous poster is refering to. The unit works through walls, through tree branches and stuff no worries...
Works fine on both my bodies (D300 and D700) although I haven't tried it at Phottix claimed range of 100 metres, 100m sounds like a bit a stretch to be honest. But I have used at 30 metres in the middle of blazing hot, extrodinarily bright day and it worked fine. Cost me AUD $55 from Hong Kong, took 10 days to arrive.
I've had good luck with the Phottix Plato too. I put my camera on a tripod outside to take pictures of hummingbirds. I operate the remote from inside my house with no troubles at all. You can find it on ebay.
>Are we allowed to name brand names other than Nikon here? >LOL. If so what was the brand name and where did you get it. I >know B&H and Adorama have some remote releases other than >Nikon. >Thanks,
Certainly. This one is a "Yong Nuo", and I notice that it is for sale on eBay this morning for $26US. The only issue I've had was my problem; I had set the dip switches on the receiver holding the unit upside down, so for a few minutes I was scratching my head, but when I turned the unit right side up my mistake was obvious. Since it is RF, you don't need line of sight, which is important for me. Works great.