I am looking for a wireless remote shutter release for my D300. I have checked the Nikon site and also B&H Photo. Unless I'm missing something, it appears to me that Nikon no longer offers the wireless shutter release for this camera.
I have found a Vivitar-RC-200/D300 Wireless Remote Shutter Release and would like to know if any members have successfully used this, their opinion of this item, and if there are other makes and models I should look at. Again, this is for a Nikon D300 camera. Thanks for any info and recommendations. Pat
A very popular option with members is Phottix. I have owned many in the past and feel that they are an excellent (and reliable) value for the money. As a matter of fact, I just ordered a wired remote. While they are based in Asia (Hong Kong I believe), they can be trusted--and shipping is fast. You can probably find them on eBay too, although their direct store is where I ordered my last item.
What you probably want is the Phottix Cleon II with the N8 connection (which is made for the D300 w/10-pin connector). It will cost about $65 (which includes shipping to the U.S.).
> Unless I'm missing something, it appears to me that Nikon no longer offers the wireless shutter release for this camera.
The ML-3 is still listed as current by Nikon USA. Having said that, it's also pretty expensive. I have one (I got it used at a considerable discount), and it is entirely reliable.
I've also mostly moved on to a Hahnel radio remote, largely because I have a requirement to fire a (second) camera from a couple of hundred feet away. The Hahnel isn't quite as trim and tidy as the ML-3, but it certainly works from across the ring...
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I use this one. It's a version of a made overseas release that many Nikonians use. Works on all Nikon cameras (you have to specify the connector type), works from hundreds of yards away (personally tested at over 800 yards). and as a radio remote, it works through walls and reliably behind, around and over obstacles that will kill an IR remote. Plus it's pretty cheap.
It is a simple trigger that works the same as the camera shutter release: a half press (green light shows) triggers the AF and a full press (red light) triggers the shutter.
I have to second the Phottix Cleon II. I find it works great and the folks at HKSupplies are very responsive. I just emailed them about replacing my lost transmistter and they responded in 36 hours with a very reasonable price.
I would go through eBay for purchase, as their direct store is higher priced than their auctions.
Another vote for the Cleon II which I ordered from Phottix themselves. Prompt delivery with no problems.
What I like about the Cleon is that you can add remotes for other cameras (D70s in my case) very cheaply since the different connectors simply plug into the remote unit. Also that the remote unit can be used without switching it on (or even without a battery) as a "wired" remote if necessary.
Regards, Clive Liddell Pietermaritzburg South Africa