Flash/Shutter Remotes

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  1. chemqueen

    chemqueen TPF Noob!

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    I have a Nikon D70 and have the infrared shutter remote. I am thinking about setting up some umbrellas for lighting (these seem to be an option I can afford at the moment), and found a local supplier who is trying to talk me into wireless remotes for those as well as the shutter. Does anyone have some experience with using these together? Or is there an easier way to set this up?
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The wireless remote triggers the camera.

    The camera gets a transmitter connected to the hotshoe, and a receiver connected to the flash. There's many options here ranging from the $30 "Cactus" triggers which can be found on ebay to the $400+ "Pocket Wizards" used by the pros.

    This is very trivial to setup and used by a lot of people here and pretty much the entire http://strobist.blogspot.com group.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    It sounds like you already have a shutter release remote. As long as it's working you don't need another, although I've definitely had line of sight problems with some of the optical IR remote devices I've used, like the Canon STE-2.
     

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