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The one I received to go with the compatible Nikon Camera... When the camera was in manual mode, so I could keep the shutter open for Night Sky Pictures through telescope. The Remote opened and closed the shutter on first press, instead of keeping the shutter open on one click and closing the shutter on the second click.
Which sort of defeats the whole point really unless you had the Camera on Automatic... Other subsequent different IFR Remotes opened the shutter on first press and closed shutter at any point after, on second press..
A very useful tool so better to have one than not, but a bit erratic to use and useless from any great distance, or in bright sunlight. It can also be a bit finicky if you don't have the angle right to the camera. Radio transmitters are much more reliable.
Be aware also that there are a zillion fakes around.
I bought this remote control for use with a Nikon D90. The remote control is very basic and needs to be pionted directly at the cameras sensor. I found that it works best if you set the camera up so that the remote control starts the self timer on the camera, other wise you end up with a picture and you can see the person holding the remote control. For the price it did the job. I think if I were thinking of getting a basic remote control I would go for a cabled one in the future as I could use it behind the camera when using a tripod.
It is easy to use. It arrived with a battery fitted and a spare battery as well, very good as some things you buy you have to find batteries before you can use them.It is a shame the receiver on the camera is on the front of the camera because you have to be in front of the camera to trigger the shutter. The only other downside is the camera reverts back to normal shooting mode after a few minutes, this of course is no fault of this remote but if you are watching birds etc. you have to keep resetting the camera.
Not that impressed! Depends very much upon which part of the camera you point the release at. So much so, that I missed a number of shots while I fiddled about and orientated the little thing. On the positive side it's cheap and takes up no room in the camera bag, where it sits as a back up. In the end I bought the far better Nikon MC-DC2 cable release, which does what it's supposed to do every time .
This item only works on a Line of site basis,as the sensor point on the camera is pointing the same way as the lens this item is ok if your vain enough to want to take self portraits, even to use as a hands off remote the line of site issue means you have to activate the sensor with one hand in front of the camera not great if you are looking thru the viewfinder.Max range 5 mtrs approx. If i have missed something please let me know.
Purchased this to help with taking some night time photography to reduce the vibrations - while it does the job the only criticism is that the Nikon D5000 requires you to point it at the front (or over the top) meaning sometimes you may find it hard to know which angle to point it from to ensure it works.
There is no denying that this product is hideously over-priced. The plastic casing feels cheap and flimsy and I could only get mine to work by folding some tinfoil behind the battery. Once this was done, the product does what it says on the tin, however, delivery was slow and I had to make some adjustments to get it to work.