infrared remote===TV remote?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chris Pisarra, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Hi

    Like all of us, I have a few universal TV remotes lying around the
    house.

    Has anyone managed to figure out if one of their myriad of settings
    can be used to trigger a camera (in my case a Nikon D70)? It seems to
    me that there are a limited number of combinations, and it is greatly
    probable that whatever it takes to fire off the camera is the same as
    what it takes to change the channel for **something**.

    Any ideas?

    Chris


    --

    Higamous hogamus,
    Woman's monogamous.
    Hogamous higamus,
    Man is polygamous
    ---Dorothy Parker
     
    Chris Pisarra, Nov 27, 2004
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Most of these remotes and PDAs are programmable. You aim the camera's remote
    at the sensor on your universal remote and it picks up the signal and stores
    it, along with a label you enter. It should work just fine.
     
    C J Campbell, Nov 27, 2004
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    Julie Guest

    Here's a recent thread on DPReview:
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=
    11210788

    If you do a search in the D70 forum for "programmable remote" or
    somesuch, you'll find many messages about other products and various
    codes that have worked. Lots of folks have used cheap universal
    remotes to trigger the D70.

    Good luck!

    Julie
     
    Julie, Nov 27, 2004
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  4. C J Campbell burbled to the world:
    If I had a remote to aim to program with, I wouldn't need
    another one.

    Chris
     
    Chris Pisarra, Nov 28, 2004
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    Carl Guest

    I agree!! Try Julie's link onto dpreview. I tried programming a spare
    universal TV remote with the suggested code last night and it works.

    I've had an ML-L3 on back order for over 2 months. No doubt I'll
    eventually get to the top of the delivery list. sigh!
     
    Carl, Nov 28, 2004
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    C J Campbell Guest

    An excellent point! However, I thought perhaps you might know someone else
    who had one.

    I ordered one from Ritz (yes, I know) and they had it here the next day.
     
    C J Campbell, Nov 28, 2004
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