Wireless Shutter Release

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  1. ChickenFriedRyce

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    Does anyone know if there is a wireless shutter release available for Sony DSLR's??

    I'm wanting to know because I may want some self portraits. And I know there is a wired one available but I don't to see a long wire in the picture.

    I'm just picky. So is there??
     
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    I do believe you can trigger a camera with a PW. Not the expert on that though.
     
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    I have THIS ONE, except for Canon of course... and I really like it, and use it a lot.

    39 bucks shipped. This was the seller I purchased mine through as well.
     
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    They invented self timer for a reason ;)
     
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    I had a timer and a remote trigger with my Nikon E8800 (still love that camera), and now with the D200, just the timer. Its nce, and works but if I want to take 2 or more pics, have to run back to the camera again.

    I am going to be getting a remote trigger, but likely not a Pocket Wizard, they are VERY expensive. There are a few other ones more reasonable. The strobist site talks about them a lot. Go to flickr.com and do a search for strobist... there are I think 3-4 more reasonable ($$), options.
     
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    Pocketwizard does not come in a sony mount (yet) .
    Right now , there is no wireless remote for the a100 or 200 because they dont have any way to recieve the signal. The a700 comes with a wireless remote, but otherwise you're stuck with a wired one
     
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    What if I don't want the camera to move one bit?? That actually is the reason. I'm very picky. But I'm still a teenager. haha

    Ughhh. Can't they just make a limited release so they don't have to produce so much? I wish it was available for those camera models and not just the remote that comes with the A700. Most likely, I'm getting the A100 or A200 because I have yet to specify to my father in Asia and he'll most likely choose a cheaper model but I'm happy!

    Thank you for the help!!
     
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    self timer does not allow you to use the auto focus. Wired or wireless is the best way for self portraits

    I bought the one Keith mentions above. I'm not ebay fan so i ordered it from Adorama Camera.
     
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    Wait a minute... I just saw that there is a Cactus brand one for the Sony DSLR's. Assuming that Keith likes his, they are reliable, yes?

    And it's $30. But I'll just have to wait until I get my camera and then decide. Thanks again for the help!
     
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    True but I'd rather not rely on it too much anyway given you have no way of checking the focus.

    Why not use a mixture of both methods set the time to 5 seconds or so use the cable release and then throw the cable out of the picture while it counts down. Just offering non-expensive alternatives here.
     
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    The cactus one actually has a receiver that plugs into the shutter port of the camera. Then it has a wireless remote. Nice thing about this is that you can set the camera on any drive setting (one-shot, 3 fps, 6.5 fps, 2-second timer, 10-second timer, in my case) and that wireless shutter control will work with all of those.

    :thumbup:

    For $30 it's worth a try (that is, if you hate the timer like me).
     

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