I was wondering which remote D600 owners are using. I bought the Nikon ML-L3 but find it small, flimsy and not powerful enough. Have you tried something else and how does it perform ? I'm interested in using this for portrait and macro mainly. Thanks for your input.
Thanks for your reply. I was also interested in the wu-1a (-1b for the D600). Would you mind sharing your experience with it (iPhone or Android). Finally, are you using the MC-DC2 with the D600? It seems to have a usb type connector. I take it that's where it plugs into the D600 body.
I've not played with the wu-1a as yet, but the mc-dc2 does connect directly to the camera as you mention.
My own concern with the ML3 infra-red remote is whether it will fire reliably when outside in strong sunlight - I've had problems with IR being swamped by daylight before/reducing the range.
I'd not planned to buy the wu-1a as I genuinely think it should allow you to change camera settings from the app, which it does not currently do (bad design IMO), however I can fully appreciate it's use for remote triggering and also immediate review - I did a photoshoot with a family recently and it would have been excellent for them to be able to review the images in real time on the ipad (and saved me a lot of time after!).
I'll post an update when I have had a play with it
I recently used my ML-L3 with my new D600 to shoot a family portrait I was in. It worked as expected from about 10 ft in front of the camera. Yesterday, I used it for some macro shots from about 6-8 ft behind the camera while I held a flash triggered by remote commander mode. Again, it worked as expected. I also have a MC-DC2 wired release from my D90 , which I anticipate keeping handy in my bag for backup.
With a fresh battery the ML-L3 would trigger my D90 from about 15 ft reliably.
>Personnaly, I'd recommend the WU1b for the D600. I have both >an I phone 4 and Asus tablet (Android) and it works like a >charm. One caveat though, if outside you'll need a wife >connection. >Charlie I have had a wife connection for many years, however it barely puts up with my photography as it is, so I probably wouldn't ask it to press the shutter for me. This COULD be a great idea though, depending on the wife to whom you are connected. (LOL)
>Personnaly, I'd recommend the WU1b for the D600. I have both >an I phone 4 and Asus tablet (Android) and it works like a >charm. One caveat though, if outside you'll need a wife >connection. >Charlie
Thanks Charlie. My wifi connection is more reliable than my wife connection, especially outdoors. I have a Android phone so I take it it will work just as well as a tablet. Looks like B&H got themselves another gadget (oops Tool) order.
I use a ml-l3 when I am close to my D600 but I just ordered a yongnuo RF-603N triggers for use when I am going to be outside and need to be farther away.. picked them up from US seller for less than $30.. I really wanted the wu-1b to have more ability than it has.. i think nikon slipped on this because if they added more features it would of been an awesome setup.. i still might pick one up to play with but not right now..
>@BlueRidgeDave, > >Hi, can you tell us how the RF-603N connects to the D600 ? > >Thanks, > >Christian,
One of the triggers plugs into the D600 with a cable that hooks into the GPS port.. the other trigger is used for the remote.. you can focus and shoot from the other trigger.. works great.. the one I got was Yongnuo RF-603 N3 which came with 2 triggers and the cable..
>Thanks BlueRidgeDave! > >Interesting that YongNuo chose the GPS port as this leaves the >USB port open for tethering. Please let us know how this is >working out. Also, where is this available? Thanks. > > >Christian,
They have it on amazon and ebay.. most come from overseas but some are shipped from USA.. i got mine in 4 days.. http://amzn.to/12Z2ct2
Thanks for all the information. I'm ordering the wu-1b and the MC-DC2 from B&H. As for the RF603, I was using the RF602 with my D700 and the D300. I'll check if I can just get a cable with the right connectors now that I know that the GPS port supports this.
If Yongnuo don't sell the cable, and assuming that it is either a 2.5mm or 3.5mm standard jack (at the end that connects to the receiver), then Pixel definitely do sell them (I have both due to a "slight" ordering error at my end)
I found a local supplier here in Montreal. I was able to get the cable for my RF602N (7$). He also had a Pixel RC-201 which is a cable release that connects to the GPS port (12$). At these prices I'm a happy camper.
Thanks again to all those who helped with this thread.
AFAIK, The wu-1b only sends JPG to the ipad/phone.
I've tested mine and, even if I select a raw file from the camera card to transfer, it converts the file to JPG before sending it over.
I've not seen an option to select which card slot the images are sent from (doesn't mean there isn't one though!) and I've not tried with just one card in the camera, so can't comment on whether the speed is improved if you are shooting jpeg only.
It still irritates me that it's not possible to change camera settings from the setup though!
>>Personnaly, I'd recommend the WU1b for the D600. I have >both >>an I phone 4 and Asus tablet (Android) and it works like >a >>charm. One caveat though, if outside you'll need a wife >>connection. >>Charlie > >Hi Charlie. My wife connection is too busy to push my shutter. > Anyway, what app are you using for the WU-1B? > >Thanks, >Gerry
The app I'm using is Nikon's WMAU. Works like a charm. Charlie
Thanks Charlie. I will try it on my Galaxy SII as soon as I get the adapter. Has anyone tried using the adapter to upload to a cloud based storage ? I'm thinking of using this as a back up method during an upcoming trip to Europe.
I am using the Vello Freewave wireless remote on my D600. It plugs in to the GPS port and can be mounted on the hot shoe, or you can just let it hang if you want to mount an external flash on the hot shoe. It will release in single/bulb or continuous. It can also release with a two second delay. It seems to be well made, and so far has worked flawlessly. I ordered mine from Amazon.
I live in the Arctic and do lots of outdoor shooting of the Aurora Borealis and have dropped the ML-L3 in the snow a couple times and was unable to find it, what I have done now is used a electrical sticky backed tye-rap anchor on the back of the remote and attached a lanyard that I put around my wrist so I don't loose it!
the wireless remote is much better for long exposure shoots because you wont unintentionally shake the camera as you can with the attached corded remote
It is incredible expensive, but works quite well. Nice to control the AF by pointing on the liveview on the mobile. Nikon should include the wireless to the camera body, the dongle is small, but not so convenient to handle.
I have a WR R10 and WR T10 set. They were as expensive as hell - $180 for the set - but they work great. And no cables. Had them for 2 weeks now. I also have the WU 1b, but it doesn't do what I want. And also the little IR remote, which is where I started back in my D7000 days.
The WU 1b has to use a connection via smartphone/tablet/ipad. This is fine as far as it goes, and I have those set-ups. For my hand-held shots (nearly all the time) I use a handle (not a grip) and with a WR T10 transmitter velcroed to it. I use a WR R10 receiver plugged into the camera where the WU 1b goes.. I use the handle and WR T10 because I've had a stroke, and I need to fire the shutter with my left hand. Wired releases work for this set-up, but the wires are a pain since they're all very long. I'm pretty happy with the current arrangement, and if I have to use it off-camera, it's good for a couple of hundred feet.
Update: My Wireless remote set-up (WR R10 and WR T10) crapped out on me Thursday. It has been working exactly like I wanted for about 3 weeks. I called Nikon on Friday, and we're still looking for the solution. The symptoms are: When the Tx is pressed, the Rx lights a red light, which starts out bright, then dims after about 1 second. The lens does not focus, and shutter does not fire. The lens will focus, and shutter will fire normally when the release button is pressed. Release button works normally. When idling, the Rx has a green light which blinks regularly. I have de-paired them, and re-paired them a couple of times, with no change. I'm going to call Nikon again tomorrow. If anyone has experienced similar behavior with this set-up, please let me know.