Looking for a remote trigger

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  1. eric-holmes

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    I just bought this one last week from Amazon for my 7D/30D. Although I had an IR option too, I thought this would be a better idea since it is radio-based and has a longer range. It works great and I'm sure there is a Nikon version. I have a cord-trigger, but this is much more convenient with no cord dangling and no 5ft. limitation. Unlike the IR version, I don't need to be standing in front of the camera/line-of-sight.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DVZH84/ref=oss_T15_product
     
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    Yeah and that price isn't too bad. I just don't want to spend a lot of money on it. But that does seem to be a better idea.
     
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    I have an Infrared one that I seldom use. Main reason is that it has to have line of sight to the front of the camera. I can be a bit on the side, but from the back and such, it doesnt work.

    Radio or wired trigger is my next purchase... after about 20 other photography related purchases I want to make :(
     
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    I would say the disadvantage over the IR option is that you have a piece you need to plug into the camera, whereas with the IR gizmo, that piece is built-in. That didn't matter to me, but might to some.
     
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    I have a $5 IR one off eBay and a Phottix Cleon II (very nice), either one will work great with your camera. The Cleon II can be used wired or wireless.
     
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    So is a radio trigger two parts? It appears like there is a box that plugs to the camera and the you have the handheld trigger. I really think a wired trigger would suit me best right now. I just need something to help me out on long exposures.
     
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    Correct ... one part plugs into your camera (and usually sits on the hotshoe). The controller is in your hand.
     
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    icassel, I found one like yours for my D90. It surely seems like a better plan than the IR. Does it trigger the shutter pretty fast?
     
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    Yes, it seems to shoot right away. As I said, I've only had it for a week, so I'm no expert :) I do like it better than my wired one.
     

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