Remote adapter set vs compact modulite remote
Are the wireless remote adapter set and ML-3 modulite remote redundant? I want to order parts with the d800 that will allow the least amount if noise/movement for slow shutter speeds. Thinking only need the compact modulite remote, but it doesn't say it controls shutter speed. Help. New. Thanks for not laughing.
#1. "RE: Remote adapter set vs compact modulite remote" | In response to Reply # 0gpoole Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Mon 12-Aug-13 11:03 PM | edited Mon 12-Aug-13 11:08 PM by gpoole
The ML-3 does not allow control of shutter speed. I don't know of any wireless remotes that will do so. The only way to get wireless full remote control with a D800 is with the WT-4 wireless LAN adapter.
Most wireless remotes are radio frequency devices and therefore do not need line of sight. The ML-3 is infra-red, so it requires line of sight. The ML-3 has break the beam trigger feature, something that RF devices can't do. The ML-3 is also more expensive than any of the aftermarket RF remotes that I'm aware of.
Other than the break the beam feature the ML-3 and third party RF remote releases all do basically the same thing. They can trip the shutter in both single, continuous, and bulb mode. Many have a delayed trigger mode and most have a release lock so that you can do long bulb exposures without having to hold the button down for a very long exposure.
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#2. "RE: Remote adapter set vs compact modulite remote" | In response to Reply # 0Kidkett Nikonian since 09th Apr 2010Tue 13-Aug-13 01:48 AM
To add to what Gary said I have a cheap JYC wired and wireless from China that you can set the hour, minutes, and seconds. Plus you can set a delay if you need one and also intervals in between shots. But it only works in seconds. It also has a button to release as normal. I have had it over a year now and it has never failed yet. But there is no off button and you have to take the batteries out to turn it off or keep the batteries from going dead. Here is a newer one than mine with a cord.
And here is the wireless one but make sure you get the right one for your camera, this is for a D80/D70S.
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#3. "RE: Remote adapter set vs compact modulite remote" | In response to Reply # 0Antero52 Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Tue 13-Aug-13 04:40 AM
Do you need wireless or merely remote control capability. Your words “the least amount if (interference?) noise/movement for slow shutter speeds” suggest that you are interested in stability but not necessarily a long separation between the camera and the control device. If a wired USB connection is ok, there are some remote control software that let you control almost anything, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus distance, auto focus area, exposure bracketing, focus bracketing, automatic triggering based on events (movement, sound), etc. Nikon’s own Camera Control Pro 2 is best known. What I have is ControlMyNikon 4.2. Free trial, 30$ to buy.
If you need wireless remote control, some users have substituted wireless USB for the USB cable. Or, you can see if TriggerTrap Mobile is suitable for you (only available for Apple or Android phones, which I don’t have).