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A good buy
on December 16, 2009
Bought this to use with my D90. There are few options to take a shot without pressing the shutter button of your camera: -
i.) Use the timer in your camera
ii.) Use a wireless remote device
iii.)Use a wired remote device
The main reason of avoiding pressing the shutter button of your camera is to reduce/prevent camera shake/vibration.
Of the three options above, let me break it down to why this wired remote is the best of them all: -
1.) It is much more reliable than a wireless remoted. I have a wireless one but if the angle is not right, you can't also get the trigger. The wireless requires battery to function and sometime, the battery is drained when you needed it the most. The power source of this device is from your camera.
2.) It is compact and light. It will fit nicely in a pocket of your camera bag or your clothing.
3.) It is very easy to use. The connector goes to a specific slot in the D90. Basically, "plug and play".
4.) It is very versatile. If you press the button once, you got a single shot; if you hold it down, you can get a burst.
5.) It has a "lock" feature that allows you to use the bulb setting in your camera for exposure longer than 30 seconds. Otherwise, you could equally use the timer in your camera to reduce camera shake.
6.) It is reasonably priced and doesn't cause you an arm and a leg.