Question about Remotes

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  1. KasparP

    KasparP TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking on ebay for a simple remote under say 10 dollars.

    Should I get a Cable Remote or a IR remote? I see that the IR remotes only have a simple press button, so how would BULB photography work?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think that with a single non-locking button, you can press it once to open the shutter, then press it again to close the shutter.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I second the Nikon remote
     
  5. KasparP

    KasparP TPF Noob!

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    I saw the same exact remote on tons of other sites for cheaper.


    Is that how it works for those remotes - you press it once to open and again to close it? What if you go out of range with the remote?
     
  6. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Uh, then it doesn't work anymore. :thumbup: As far as the others, I don't know. I pretty much stick to Nikon gear, rather than save pocket change on a piece of gear that inexpensive.

    I didn't want to low-ball you on the price of the ML-L3. That and I link to B&H because they are about the most reputable online seller of camera gear around.
     
  7. PatrickHMS

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    Why would anyone go with an inferior item just to save a couple of dollars. But on eBay, pay shipping, and the difference is even less.

    I also vote for the Nikon remote. Had more trouble with el-cheapo (got it for free, trashed it soon afterwards) remote than I ever did with a Nikon one.
     
  8. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A couple of dollars is all relative.

    The simple Nikon remote that is just a button for the D200 cost about $35AU on ebay. I bought it for $5AU including shipping (99c + $4shipping), total cost saving $30.
    Or the Nikon remote with the timer and intervalometer, $160AU or about $40AU on ebay.
    Both of these units work flawlessly.

    So why would anyone go for a more expensive item that isn't inferior at all to the Nikon equivalent other than the fact that hardcore Nikon photographers may snob you for saving a few dollars and your remote says something other than Nikon on it?
     

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