Nikon remote shutter release

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  1. Biscuit761

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    Am thinking of buying the Nikon ML-L3 Infra Red remote shutter release as sold here

    //http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-ML-L3-IR-Remote-Control-D50-D70-D70s-Kit-8800_W0QQitemZ160065659251QQihZ006QQcategoryZ64345QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    One question, as far as I can tell the sensor on a D50 is on the front, what happens if you are standing behind the camera ? Does it still work ?

    Thanks

    Bill
     
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    Infra Red is a line-of-sight transmission, so unless you have a mirror, it'll work as well as a DVD remote does when the dog stands in front of the player. Indoors you might be lucky - it might reflect off something else, but outdoors - forget it.

    Saying that - maybe they've been clever and there is a light leak to the sensor via the viewfiinder or something. Unless you cover up the view finder when shooting!
     
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    bill the link to this page is'ent working, but if is the same IR as i got from ebay, it works fine even if i stand behind the camera or to the side.
     
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    Bill - I had one of these when I had my D50 & found it only worked when the remote was almost next to the camera (i.e. within inches) - maybe I had a poor one but for £10-£15 don't expect too much - This remote doesn't work with my D200 so I bought a Zigview one which works anywhere within 10-20m (but did cost £50)
    Paul ;)
     
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    I purchased one of these from ebay (HK) a few months ago, the range on my D70s is very good. If you want to use it behind the camera just set it up for a few seconds on self timer with remote (this is what I have been using on long exposure night shots on a tripod) and it works great :thumbsup:
     
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    Do you have a programmable remote (philips pronto) ? If so go to remotecentral.com and you can find the infrared signal in a ccf file that has been kindly posted up :)

    Saves buying the remote :clap:
     
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    Main reason for wanting a remote is to be able to take action and firework shots, all my last years fireworks were taken using the remote cable on my FZ20, also I take pictures at concerts occaisionaly and you want to be able to fire at the right time.

    Am aghast that Nikon did not make a better option for this.

    Bill
     

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