Wireless shutter release...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jhamerphoto, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

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    Anyone got any experience with this?

    The 32" of the MC-30 seems pretty limiting, but I was wondering if a 3rd party wireless release is worth $160. BTW the MC-30 around here is $90 :mad:
     
  2. Padaung macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I've no experience with the unit you posted, but I have just got one of these for myself - it has only just been launched in the UK, no idea if they are available elsewhere yet I'm afraid:

    http://www.intro2020.co.uk/pages/seculine3.htm

    Very happy with it too. Build quality was a bit suss but a dab of super glue to keep it together properly and all is fine now.

    I've not yet had the opportunity to test the full 100m range!
     
  3. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a Phottix device from ebay for ~ $25. There's one for sale HERE.

    Works great.
     
  4. jhamerphoto thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! It looked better than the one from my local store, and at a quarter of the price, so I just ordered it! Thanks again!
     
  5. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Pocketwizards do this, although I think it'll cost ~200 for the pair.
     
  6. jhamerphoto thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I'm quite aware of pocketwizards, but I can't afford that much right now as a student. I'm holding off on those until I get my Alien Bees :)
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    IR remotes don't always fire reliably, which is why I bought an MC-30 to use with my D700. I understand the desire for more range, though. It was handy, on rare occasions, to be able to fire my D70 from several feet away.

    Back when I was shooting film, I had this nifty device called either a "Gopher" or a "Hedgehog". It screwed onto the shutter with the typical needle plunger doo-dad, but also had about 20 feet of thin rubber tubing and a bulb at the other end - you'd squeeze the bulb, and the blast of air through the tubing would drive the plunger. It worked really well, and cost something like 5 or 10 bucks. :D
     
  8. jhamerphoto thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah the remote I had has a built-in cable release as well.
    There is an extension cable available for the MC-30 which is 3m for $110 :mad:

    And those "Gophers" were fantastic, but they took it off cameras after the D100. Unfortunate? very.
     
  9. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I got one on eBay that works with the infrared on my XSi, and it cost me only 99 cents. Yes, cents...as in under one dollar...and that was the new, buy-it-now price (not an auction for a used item). I thought it would probably be a piece of junk that couldn't possibly work, but for a buck I'd take the chance. Well, the dang thing actually works! What's more, it also works with my husband's Pentax (it has a bunch of buttons on it, and you press the one for the brand of camera you're aiming at).
     
  10. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    I'll just note that the Phottix model mentioned above is RF and therefore doesn't suffer the line of sight or range limitations of IR models.
     
  11. jhamerphoto thread starter macrumors regular

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    Precisely :]
    Thanks again for the link!
    IT would have come in handy for the pictures I was taking tonight, but oh well, I made due. Definitely beats paying like $200 for a pocketwizard setup!
     
  12. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I looked it up: PW are $200 each.
     

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