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05/10/2006 09:12:28 AM · #1
Hi,

I know this question has been brought up before, but some new products may have been released since then :)

I was wondering if anyone knew what the best remote (cable or wireless) is for my D70s? Seems like the market for these things is very limited for my camera.

The main reason why I need to get a remote is for the long exposure time shots, especially on bulb mode. So I was hoping to get one where it is possible to push the button once to open, and once more to close.

I also heard about remotes where you can adjust the shutter speed etc, but this is probably for more expensive camera models?

Thanks a lot,
John

Message edited by author 2006-05-10 13:19:52.
05/10/2006 09:16:58 AM · #2
I use de Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

The only drawback is that the remote has to be in front of the camera to trigger it (d50).
05/10/2006 09:39:24 AM · #3
I have that same remote and other than having it to the front on one side, I do like it a lot.
05/10/2006 09:44:58 AM · #4
I have the ML-L3, also. I like it a lot for shots like you're hoping to do... long exposures on a tripod. I used to use the timer to do that so I wasn't bumping the camera while triggering the shutter, but this remote is very handy for that And it was only something like $20.

I do wish it was a little more powerful so I could trigger it from further away, though.
05/10/2006 09:58:09 AM · #5
I had one of the ML-L3 remotes, but I lost it, so I got one of these: Key Chain Remote and I love it. The one I got came with a retractable cord attached to a clip and I keep it clipped to my camera strap so it's always handy.
05/10/2006 11:20:51 AM · #6
I've got the wireless ML-L3 as well as the wired MC-DC1. I like them both for different reasons. The wireless is great for when i want to be on the other side of the camera (not often), and the wired remote is great for times when i don't want the least bit of movement to affect the shot, but still want to be behind the camera. I also use it in bulb mode for long exposures.
05/10/2006 12:58:18 PM · #7
I have a Philips Universal TV remote. When I put the TV on, the shutter opens, when I put the TV off, the shutter shuts. :)

It was cheaper and directly available, so I went with that one.
05/10/2006 06:04:09 PM · #8
great response :) I think I'll get the ML-L3 to begin with because of the low price and availability in stores in this area. However, as many have pointed out, there seems to be some issues regarding the range between the camera and the remote. In the "Key Chain Remote" ad on ebay they are claiming twice the operating distance, so that may be an alternative for later if it's correct. Think the ML-L3 will work just fine though..

05/10/2006 06:09:59 PM · #9
I have the ML-L3 and use it a lot. I was a bit disappointed when I got it that I couldn't do one thing I've wanted to do, and that's shoot in continuous mode using the remote (and bulb setting). In other words, I'd push the button and the camera would start taking continuous shots until I pushed the button again. If I want to take continuous shots I HAVE to use the shutter button on the camera. I mean, it's no big deal in most circumstances, as I can just push the remote button over and over, but there are occasions (self portraits being one of them) where the ability to set it going and set down the remote would be handy.

All this is a long-winded way of asking, does the wired remote happen to make this possible? Or any other? I think it's a camera settings thing, but I'd be glad to find out otherwise.
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