Which digitals offer remote shutter release?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Steve Evans, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Steve Evans

    Steve Evans Guest

    Hi,

    being a great fan of the old 20' air releases for maximum steadiness
    of tripod-mounted SLRs, I was wondering if any of these modern
    digitals offer a similar facility for remote shutter triggering by
    wire?

    tnx.
     
    Steve Evans, Nov 27, 2004
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  2. Steve:

    By wire ?

    I have the Canon EOS Digital Rebel and it has moved remote triggering into the 21st Century.
    It uses an Infra Red, wireless, trigger.

    Dave




    | Hi,
    |
    | being a great fan of the old 20' air releases for maximum steadiness
    | of tripod-mounted SLRs, I was wondering if any of these modern
    | digitals offer a similar facility for remote shutter triggering by
    | wire?
    |
    | tnx.
    | --
    |
    | Fat, sugar, salt, beer: the four essentials for a healthy diet.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 27, 2004
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  3. Steve Evans

    Matt Guest

    They didn't bring this technology to the 20D though for some strange reason.
    ;-(
     
    Matt, Nov 27, 2004
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  4. Steve Evans

    Matt Guest

    They didn't bring this technology to the 20D though for some strange reason.
    ;-(
     
    Matt, Nov 27, 2004
    #4
  5. You're kidding ? At that price of the unit ?

    I wonder what is the rationale.

    Dave



    | They didn't bring this technology to the 20D though for some strange reason.
    | ;-(
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 27, 2004
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  6. Steve Evans

    dj_nme Guest

    The Minolta Dimage 5, 7 (i, hi) and A (1, 2) series cameras use the same
    electronic cable realease as the Dynax film cameras.
     
    dj_nme, Nov 27, 2004
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  7. Steve Evans

    Terry W Guest

    I've just bought the ML-L3 remote unit for use with my Nikon D70. It is a
    wireless remote and has a range of at least 15metres (as far as I have
    tested!) and costs £15 but is tricky to get hold of at the moment.

    TW.
     
    Terry W, Nov 27, 2004
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  8. Steve Evans

    C J Campbell Guest

    The Nikon line all use the same wireless remote, which you can find for
    about $30 at various places. The cameras can even be set to delay the
    shutter so you have time to put the remote back in your pocket if you are
    taking a self portrait. The remote is tiny and easily lost, so you might
    want to attach it to a keychain.

    Another feature common on the digital SLRs is the wireless remote flash,
    which is very handy. You can hide the flash behind a pillar or a wall
    sconse, for example and trigger it from more than 30 feet away.
     
    C J Campbell, Nov 27, 2004
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  9. Steve Evans

    Karl Guest

    If you realy prefer an air release it should be easy enough to have a
    bracket made up that would mount on the tripod point and offer the air
    release plunger to the shutter release.

    Thanks
    Karl
     
    Karl, Nov 28, 2004
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  10. Steve Evans

    Steve Evans Guest

    No thanks! I'll stick to wire. If your trigger unit goes tits-up in a
    few years time, youre screwed. I'll stick to wire.
     
    Steve Evans, Nov 28, 2004
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  11. Define what you mean.

    With all the Infra Red remote controls I have used over the years, I haven't seen any fail
    and if it does, getting a replacement is easy. I had no problem finding the model for my
    camera and it was cheaper than expected. In addition in another thread it was noted that a
    programmable remote control could be programmed as a backup unit. Then there is the benefit
    of not having an umbilical chord.

    Dave



    | On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 13:34:32 GMT, "David H. Lipman"
    |
    | >Steve:
    | >
    | >By wire ?
    | >
    | >I have the Canon EOS Digital Rebel and it has moved remote triggering into the 21st
    Century.
    | >It uses an Infra Red, wireless, trigger.
    |
    | No thanks! I'll stick to wire. If your trigger unit goes tits-up in a
    | few years time, youre screwed. I'll stick to wire.
    | --
    |
    | Fat, sugar, salt, beer: the four essentials for a healthy diet.
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 28, 2004
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  12. Steve Evans

    Bob Lashley Guest

    For the 20D:

    Thinking about this a bit, I realize that the
    remote-trigger-by-software on a PC such as
    a laptop might work, but would require the
    purchase of a modestly priced wireless
    mouse or presentation controller:

    Set up a laptop running the Canon utility
    software that came with your camera.
    Connect the USB cable between the two.
    Set the software up however you want to
    fire the camera. Position the cursor over
    the camera trigger icon. Fire when ready
    using the wireless mouse/pointer.

    Most of the wireless devices use a USB
    port, too, so you'll need more than one on
    your laptop or a small hub.

    A little clumsy perhaps, but I always have
    my laptop in the camera case ready for
    downloads. (yes, it's a very small laptop
    with a very big hard disk.)

    Cheers!
    -bob
     
    Bob Lashley, Nov 29, 2004
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