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Old Apr 6, 2011, 5:53 AM   #1
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Default Nikon D7000 wireless remote or cord?

Does anyone have any experience with either/both types of remote shutter release and which would be your preference?

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Old Apr 6, 2011, 7:12 AM   #2
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By default, I do.

When designing a pole platform for pole photography, my initial plan was to run a USB line down and use Lightroom's teathered capability. Obvious difficulty with that is the need for extra equipment like a laptop and designing a lower mounting shelf on the pole, plus diminished visibility of the screen in direct sunlight.

Then got the Cactus V5 flash triggers, which have the capability to double as wireless shutter release release. Unfortunately, neglected to order the cable with the D90/D7000 shutter release terminal. As a quick solution, bought the Promaster wired shutter release as it's wire disconnects from the unit with a 1/8 stereo jack where Nikon's is hardwired. Unfortunately, the V5's input was a 3/16 stereo jack but got an adapter at Radio Shak - works, but the converter contact is touchy. Will probably order the dedicated cable later. Did note that the Pocket Wizard cables plugs are mono connectors rather than stereo like the Cactus plug, and grossly overpriced so didn't experiment with them.

Also own the Nikon wireless shutter release that is very small an easy to misplace. Ir is IR based so need to maintain line of sight with a range of approx 18 feet, less with outside environmental issues (bright sun) interfering. Works OK within its limitations.

About the only time would use wired would be studio based, otherwise strong preference for wireless. With the camera safely mounted 18 feet up on a pole, wireless is the only way to go and far less work whan repeared shots bringing down to reset a self timer. Nikon's IR wireless would not be functional in this case as would require an second person away from the pole for the line of sight where the radio signal of the Cactus will penetrate the safety platform at the top of the pole that protectes the camera an lens. Plus, it has a range of seveal hundred feet vs Nikon's 18 feet.
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I've been using IR Remote (mll3) for 2 years mainly for self-family pictures

Never have had any inteference problems.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 3:04 PM   #4
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Same here on the IR remote. Everything has been fine with it. I actually bought an off-brand because I'm such a cheapskate.

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Old Apr 6, 2011, 6:21 PM   #5
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Thank you tizeye, big potato and DigMe for your valuable feedback.
tizeye, that's some setup you've got!
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Got a Vivitar RC-200 for wireless remote.

Here is an overview:

Vivitar's VIV-RC-200/D90 Wireless Remote Shutter Release consists of two parts: a receiver which can be attached to the camera's flash shoe and connects to the camera's cable release socket, and a separate transmitter. The remote can operate at ranges up to 320' (100 m) under optimal conditions, and it features a switch for focusing operation or shutter release. This remote release will reduce the possibility of blurred images since you are not in physical contact with the camera while making an exposure.
Compatibility Nikon D90 / D3100 / D5000 & D7000 Instant Release Press shutter release once and take immediate pictures Multi Exposure Press the shutter release one time and the camera will take 5 consecutive pictures, or hold down for continuous shutter release 2 Second Release This will give you the extra time you need to get into the perfect picture position Long Exposure Set camera to bulb mode and hold shutter release for 3 seconds, the shutter will now be open, then press the shutter once to release the picture ......from BHPhoto
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Thanks for the info vIZnquest. I will check it out.
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