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AMaji
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p.1 #1 · Wireless Shutter Release


Hi,

I am looking for a wireless shutter release for my D800 and D300 that works in the radio waves frequency. I located a bunch of them on Amazon, but most product reviewers complain about they being too flimsy. Does anyone have any recommended models which they have used and found to be reliable? Also, I am not sure if they all need the 10-pin connector or are there some that just works of the camera's flash hot shoe and can be mounted on that. This will help me avoid a piece of cable dangling from the camera.

Thank you for your suggestions.




Aug 03, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · Wireless Shutter Release


Phottix Stratos, while primarily an OCF tx/rx system also work well as a wireless shutter release. They come with both cables too.


Aug 03, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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p.1 #3 · Wireless Shutter Release


Here's what I bought (x2) for my D700's. They're fantastic..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PCDSBQ/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

Jim



Aug 03, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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p.1 #4 · Wireless Shutter Release


MackDaddy1962 wrote:
Here's what I bought (x2) for my D700's. They're fantastic..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PCDSBQ/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

Jim

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Aug 04, 2012 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #5 · Wireless Shutter Release


If you have pocket wizards, all you need is a $25 cable:

http://flashzebra.com/products/0130/index.shtml



Aug 04, 2012 at 03:22 AM
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p.1 #6 · Wireless Shutter Release


Nobody else seemed interested, but I have tried several and this is the best I have used. Highly recommended!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1131491



Aug 04, 2012 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #7 · Wireless Shutter Release


Vello from B&H. Great little item.


Aug 04, 2012 at 05:37 AM
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p.1 #8 · Wireless Shutter Release


I've been using the Paul Buff CyberSyncs These things are extremely solid, and small. I shoot outdoors, at night. I've used these triggers in temps down to 42 below zero with no issues. They have a reliable 150 yard range, and I can get another 100 yards (250 total) by using two of them relay style. I've dropped a couple in a river and they were fine after Iet them dry. They use common AA batteries--I use Energizer Lithium Ultimate. Despite using them in the very worst winter weather of 40 below zero, or at temps over 100 degrees here in the Dakotas, they are still going strong after five years of very tough abuse. Never had a malfuntion or have one break. I got a 10-pin from FlashZebra. Highly recommend these if you are really rough on gear.


Kent in SD



Aug 04, 2012 at 06:05 AM
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p.1 #9 · Wireless Shutter Release


Garrick L wrote:
Nobody else seemed interested, but I have tried several and this is the best I have used. Highly recommended!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1131491


Same one's I posted Garrick! They really are a true work of art. Nicely crafted, and work consistently as advertised. Love them!



Aug 04, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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p.1 #10 · Wireless Shutter Release


Yongnuo


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p.1 #11 · Wireless Shutter Release


Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I was interested in the ones that were suggested in

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1131491
and
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PCDSBQ/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

If you read the comments from the buyers, these tend to lock up the D800 for some reason. That is making me nervous about buying these units.



Aug 04, 2012 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #12 · Wireless Shutter Release


pr4photos wrote:
Yongnuo

+1
I am using one on my pro bodies for quite some time without an issue. And they have such a nice old scifi movie look .

HK3_5178 by gugs, on Flickr

Guy



Aug 04, 2012 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #13 · Wireless Shutter Release


I can state without reservation they work well on the D700. May want to wait a bit to see if they get the D800 compatibility issue worked out....


Aug 04, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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p.1 #14 · Wireless Shutter Release


The RFN4s is a well made remote that works extremely well. With the exception of on the D800 it will lock the camera up doing any bracketing shots, you have to turn the RFN4s off and remove the battery from the D800 to get the camera to work again.
I really like this remote shutter release, but it is useless for me as I bracket all my landscape work.
I am back to using the Nikon MC30.
Dennis



Aug 04, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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p.1 #15 · Wireless Shutter Release


That's a real shame Dennis. Hopefully they can get the D800 lockup issue sorted out.


Aug 05, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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p.1 #16 · Wireless Shutter Release


my wife and I use the RFN4 on our D700s. had NO problem. works easily every time.
regards, tom



Aug 05, 2012 at 02:56 AM
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p.1 #17 · Wireless Shutter Release


MackDaddy1962
This is not a D800 problem. I have had no D800 lock ups except with the remote RF42 in bracketing mode. This is a compatibility use between the two devices.
The RFN4s work perfectly with the D800 in every mode except bracketing. It is a well built remote release and I have some very good wildlife photos that I was almost 100 ft from the camera.
This remote stays on my D800 except for landscapes, where I bracket, then I go back to the Nikon wired MC30.
If a person wants a wireless remote and doesnít do a lot of bracketing I would highly recommend the RFN4s, it is well built and has a nice low profile on the camera. I donít like a remote that uses the flash hot shoe.
Dennis



Aug 05, 2012 at 04:59 AM
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p.1 #18 · Wireless Shutter Release


Dennis,

That was my intended statement. The issue (getting sorted out) with the RFN4's used on a D800 in bracket mode. I realize it's not a Nikon issue.

None the less I agree these are fantastic RF remotes. Well worth the $$$.

Jim



Aug 05, 2012 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #19 · Wireless Shutter Release


Bringing this thread back from the dead.

I'm tired of replacing my Phottix wireless receivers after every 6 months of light use. What amazing garbage.

I shoot a Canon 5D. (original)
I don't need fancy timing or bulb features, and I'm not able to go with a radio-flash system right now. I just want a DEPENDABLE wireless shutter.

From this thread, I figured the RFN4s was a good choice, but it isn't made for Canon. They sell someting similar called the RFN4, but the receiver is not exactly the same. Would this be good enough?

More importantly, can I depend on this to actually work after a few years of light use?



Jul 19, 2013 at 08:10 AM
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p.1 #20 · Wireless Shutter Release


The Vello Shutterboss has worked very well for me.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749293-REG/Vello_RCW_N1_Wireless_ShutterBoss_Timer_Remote.html



Jul 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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