Recommended Shutter Release Cable?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheBeastman13, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

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    Hi, All

    I'm a college art student who just got into photography last fall. I'm looking to practice night-time/astrological exposures, but holding the shutter down for ~two minutes disrupts the clarity and makes for subtle blurring.

    I'm using a Nikon D7100. From empirical knowledge, can anyone recommend a reliable and durable shutter release so I can get to practicing?

    Thanks,

    B.
     
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  4. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    A cheap shutter release that is released under many brand names and sold on fleabay will do all you could want and more. For under $20, it's ridiculously cheap and I have never had any issues with mine, whether using it as a standard release, for long exposures, with a delayed start or as an intervalometer for star trails.
     
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    Oooh, an intervalometer looks interesting.

    I've got the same 'Nikon but not really Nikon' remote unit as fanboy. Haven't used it a great deal (with a D7000 rather than D7100) but it's not let me down.
     
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    I have both wireless and cable remotes (Nikon mentioned above) but prefer the positive/certain operation of the cable remote. The wireless IR can miss if you're not carefull.

    Also, I don't believe you can burst shoot with the wireless - at least you can't on a D600.
     
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    I have one of these nifty devices for my Canon. Can't be beat for long exposures or interval shots. Expensive but worth it.

    Wireless Remote at B&H

    Dale
     
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    Just a remminder TheBeastman13...when doing long exposures, don't forget to cover the viewfinder eyepiece. Ambient light can and will leak through.

    I've forgotten a couple times, returned home and found the lower third of the image completely mucked-up.
     

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