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12/18/2007 09:18:19 AM · #1
Is there any reason not to just go with a wireless remote? Does every feature work the same? Bulb shutter?

I'm curious about opinions on this--I'm sure its been discussed in other threads but I haven't had a ton of luck searching for it.
12/18/2007 09:28:02 AM · #2
I have both. My wireless is a little flaky and sometimes I have to hit the button several times to get shutter release, but its handy when I'm doing self portraits or pets where I need to be away from the camera. For kids, normal portraits & well just about everything else in the studio I use the wired one because its more sensitive, never misfires & I'm near the camera anyway.

The wireless are really cheap on ebay, think mine was $20. I'd say get both if you can, they each have their place.
12/18/2007 09:31:26 AM · #3
A wired remote often allows you to lock the shutter open (on bulb) for very long exposures.
12/18/2007 09:34:41 AM · #4
I have a wireless one that I ordered for about $20. Like idnic said...a little flaky at times to where I have to push the button several times over and over for it to trigger. If you don't have to be far from the camera, I'd suggest a wired one.
12/18/2007 09:36:10 AM · #5
The wireless remote on my D70 allows me to lock the shutter. Set the exposure to bulb, you hit the button once to open the shutter and then you hit the button again to close the shutter. This works for very long exposures.

Originally posted by DistantColours:

A wired remote often allows you to lock the shutter open (on bulb) for very long exposures.
12/18/2007 06:11:06 PM · #6
Wired remote allows you to take a picture from any side of the camera as long as the wire is long enough.

Wireless may require you point the remote at the front of the camera.
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