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    Off Camera Shooting - Wireless Remote or Shutter Release Cord??

    Some of you might remember I asked this before.

    Which do you think is better for off-camera shooting??... A wireless remote control or one of those shutter release cords.

    I don't intend to take any self-portraits... and even if I was I'd probably use the timer.

    What I really want it for is macro photography... especially at long exposure times.

    The wireless remotes are very very cheap. I've seen them from $12 - $16 on BH Photovideo.

    The problem here, though, is that the battery life seems to be just about 15 minutes... which is annoyingly small. Also I'm not sure if I can use it for "bulb" exposures (ie, when you hold the shutter release open and manually time how long before you let go of the button).

    That's why I'm once again leaning toward getting a cord. The cords are really expensive, though... $50 plus!!

    What do y'all think??

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    Can your camera accept both kinds? My D70 only uses a remote, and the way the "Bulb" feature works is that you hit the release button on the remote once to open the shutter, then you hit the button on the remote again to close it. You do not have to hold down the button on the remote.

    Now, I do believe that my N80 (film) works similar to what you stated above, however it only accepts corded releases. I have two and I didnt pay more than 15 each for mine.
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    How's the battery life of your remote??... Is it really only 15 minutes??

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    Look up Adidt on ebay for remotes.

    I have a wireless from them (cost $100 though) and a wired (cost $8).

    They each have their pluses and minues.

    The wired have a range only as long as the cord. Also you can still get some camera shake from the cord (pullinging etc).

    The wireless has a longer range of course. The one I bought easily works up to 100'. Also the wireless can be used as a wired (the receiver can be a button). Battery life was fine for me - I got several hundred shots off before I needed to recharge the receiver, and the small battery on the remote worked for about 4 months.

    Both worked in bulb mode, but the wired worked better.
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    Adidt !!... ah that's the word I was trying to remember!!

    Thanks again, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    How's the battery life of your remote??... Is it really only 15 minutes??
    Battery life? Well I haven't used it a lot, however I have had the same battery for about a year, it is a Nikon and is supposed to work up to 25 feet.

    for the wired, I said I have two, one that is only 12 inches long, good for portraits that you are not in or macros. The second I have has a realllllly long tube and will also work about 25 feet away. Good if you are doing nature photography.
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    Adidt.com

    You can just tell it's a Japanese company...


    We should offer our congratulations on your wise choice to own an exciting ADIDT R3 Multi-functions Wireless Remote Controller. You will fully enjoy photographing for the remote controller is capable to enlarge your camera’s function as well as make photographing more convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    Adidt.com

    You can just tell it's a Japanese company...
    Yeah

    If I recall, they also have a warning something like "Avoid using in Gas Stations, Airports, Bathrooms and other dangerous places"
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