wireless remote release for D200
I'm currently using my D70 with the latest firmware installed. I'm happy with my ML-L3 wireless remote trigger. Just wonder whether the D200 also support wireless remote release (I know it supports a cable release option).
#1. "RE: wireless remote release for D200" | In response to Reply # 0gpoole Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Wed 14-Jun-06 04:17 PM
There are two Nikon wireless remotes that you can use with the D200:
- ML-3: Note the single letter "L". This is a 2 channel IR release that connects to the 10 pin socket. It's button functions like the camera shutter button, i.e. half way down for focus, all the way down for shutter release. There is also a 3 sec delay mode and a break the beam mode. Usable distance ~25 ft. (~8m.). See http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=37754&is=USA&addedTroughType=search
- ML-2: This is similar to the ML-2, with 3 channels and a much greater range. it has the older 2 pin plug, but can be connected to the 10 pin socket of you camera with a MC-25 adapter cord. the ML-2 is not listed by B&H so maybe it is out of production.
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#2. "RE: wireless remote release for D200" | In response to Reply # 0Alex_86 Registered since 19th Aug 2003Wed 14-Jun-06 04:18 PM
The ML-3 (diffrent from the ML-L3) is what you need to put the D200 on par with the D70 in the remote triggering field.
The ML-3 is a simple IR remote setup with an IR head that mounts to the hot shoe of the camera and plugs into the D200’s ten pin socket.
You should get similar wireless performance with the D200 pared with the ML-3 as you do with the D70 and ML-L3.
Personally I have opted to go with Pocket Wizard radio remotes, which allow much greater range and no issues with line of site although these benefits definitely come at a higher price.
#3. "RE: wireless remote release for D200" | In response to Reply # 0scissorfighter Registered since 11th Oct 2004Thu 15-Jun-06 09:29 AM
If you're a hacker, you can build your own. It's very easy, as the important parts come pre-assembled. I bought this 2-channel RF remote control for $25:
Then, I snagged an Adidt M1 10-pin shutter release cord off from ebay for $15. All you have to do is take apart the Adidt switch and remove the cord, discard the switch, then attach the cord to the relay contacts on the RF receiver. Add a 12v power supply (8 x AA batteries, or any other combo of batteries, or a 12v AC<>DC adapter,) and a plastic case, and you're good to go. Range can be over 250 feet depending on how you rig the antenna.
#4. "RE: wireless remote release for D200" | In response to Reply # 3shott Registered since 09th Jan 2006Thu 15-Jun-06 09:34 PM
If you are not into the "roll you own" approach, I believe that you can also buy a Nikon D200 compatible model from Adidt. I don't know if they are always avialable there, but they are frequently availabe on Ebay. They have 2 Nikon compatible remote control models: The RC3N1-BW has a range of 30 meters and the RC3N1-TW has a range of 100 meters. You can also check it out on www.adidt.com ...
It consists of 3 things:
1. The 10-pin connector attached via an approximately 2 meter cable to a switch box. In local mode, it works just like a normal cable release ... push down half way to focus, etc. and push down all the way for cable release. It also has a switch for local-mode, remote-mode, and a third mode that I can't quite recall ... When it is in remote mode, this little switch box acts as the receiver.
2. Then there is the remote control unit. A little key-fob with a button (push halfway for focus, full for shutter) and a little extendible antenna that has a extented length of about 15 cm (6 inch).
3. A battery charger for the battery in the cable unit.
While I've not used mine extensively, I've certainly been happy with it's performance ... and, being wireless rather than IR, it doens't require line of sight. In my experience it has worked properly both as the local (wired) cable release and in the remote wireless mode.
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