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a must have,
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If you own a D70 you simply can't be without this item. Because Nikon chose not to include a mechanical cable release option (or an electronic one either), it is difficult to shoot at slow shutter speeds, even on a tripod, without getting camera shake affecting your images. You can use the timer, but that doesn't always work for your shooting situation. With this remote, you get the same basic operation as a cable release as well as a bonus that you can put yourself in front of the lens and use the remote to trip the shutter release. It also works in combination with the self timer. One small concern is that because it's an IR remote, you must point it at the sensor, which is on the front of the camera. This can be awkward standing behind a tripod, but not seriously. I really enjoy using this product.
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2013 4:18:58 PM PST
K. Chmiel says:
how would you use it if shooting from behind a camera on a tripod, say, for shooting child portraiture?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 9:00:31 AM PST
You have to move the remote to the left front side of the camera (when it is facing the child) so you have the line of sight between the remote and the IR receiver on the camera. So basically you have to put your arm forward in front of the camera and then point the remote back at yourself. Does that make sense?
Posted on Dec 26, 2013 9:36:09 AM PST
Uncle Reggie says:
On the D5200 - there is an IR sensor on the back as well as the front - not sure about other models. So no worries triggering from behind the camera.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2014 8:36:38 AM PST
A. Burr says:
I think that we are saying the same thing but since the IR sensor is on the right side of my D60, below the shutter release button, I find that it works up to 90 degrees to the (right) side. I use it any time I have my camera on a tripod, for added stability.
Posted on Dec 1, 2014 11:58:11 PM PST
Newer models such as the D3300 have a sensor on the front and back
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