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Old Oct 1, 2011, 11:21 AM   #11
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Ok, I wallowed through the menus again. Found the timer control and turned it to instant. There are a few things in the menus to do with the timer and not located in the same area. There are a ton of things this camera (D7000) has that I havent gotten around to using yet. I just keep it on Manual most of the time.
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 6:15 AM   #12
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I own the ML-3, and for those really cheap, you can program some TV remotes (like my Harmony One) to fire the nikon. It is a little had to hide it in the picture though. I have already shopped out the ML-3, and would hate to think of a TV remote. But for macro work and mirror lockup, works great.

You are right about the inside/outside firing capability. Not only the bounce off walls, but sunlight impacts the signal. I noticed that with flash, where inside could actually trigger flashes behind me. As a result, I have gone to wireless flash triggers. Those same triggers MAY be able to fire the camera remotely. I don't know about the D5000, but my Cactus triggers fire the D90 and higher with the appropriate cable plugging the receiver into the camera "GPS" input. It is radio based rather than IR so the transmitter can be behind your back. I even use it from directly below as the camera is elevated 18' above me.

If going the wireless route, while I use Cactus, it is not an endorsement of them as I have major concernns about quality and misfires. Among the inexpensive triggers, Phottix Stratos looks promising and actuaally includes the necessary cable (optional with Cactus). I don't know if the very popular and even less expensive Younguo have the necessary cable/capability for wireless shutter release, but definately worth researching.
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 1:42 PM   #13
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I've never used the Phottix but hear nothing but good things about them...

Here's a review comparing Phottix Strato vs Yongnuo RF-602

http://flashraw.com/comparison-revie...yongnuo-rf-602

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BTW, these are wireless flash triggers not wireless shutter releases...
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Old Oct 4, 2011, 6:22 AM   #14
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I had a play with the Ml-L3 this weekend.
I used it with my Tevion Gorilla type tripod. Plus I used it in Live View to take a large group photo. An obvious tip is, if you do this, select 5 mins in your menu before the remote switches over to normal, other wise this happened to me with it set to 1 minute, even with it prefocused in L.V it took so long to focus in some shots that the minute was up before the shot went off. Think of it, set camera up in L.V, prefocus, set the remote via the I button , from that moment the time is running, walk in front of camera press remote, camera then focuses again hunts a bit , no photo taken, timed out. So 5 mins in L.V.is a must imho.The alterative is to set the view up in L.V, then switch L.V off then walk in front and presto it works instantly as focus is quick.
I have been able to get around 20 mtrs from the camera and watch out for Sunlight on the camera I.R sensor as that will stop the remote from working.
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Cool tip's, deadshot, thanks for passing them on...!
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Old Oct 4, 2011, 7:23 AM   #16
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The other thing I forgot was to set the remote to 2 secs hence some of them had me pointing at the camera, Dohh!! LOL
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I have an ML-L3 remote and regret buying it. Very limited in its capabilities. Im going to upgrade to the Pixel Oppilas RW-221. Its 4X the money, but has a 100M range. Much more versatile.
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Old Oct 4, 2011, 9:25 AM   #18
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First of all I must correct my earlier post because I have replaced the battery and now the ML-L3 has reached getting on for 20 mtrs. So the battery must have been on the blink.
I did think about other remotes that would fire from all around and 100 meters.But to be honest all I really want it for is to get myself into the picture with my wife on occasion and weight is important to me.Plus the ML-L3 allows the flash to work, I'm not sure about most of the others that fit into the hot shoe. Plus there's not many occasions on holiday where I would like to be even 20 mtrs from my camera if you get my drift.
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I have an ML-L3 remote and regret buying it. Very limited in its capabilities. Im going to upgrade to the Pixel Oppilas RW-221. Its 4X the money, but has a 100M range. Much more versatile.
That looks good... They use AAA batteries and they are not too expensive
on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Pixel-RW-221-W...d=Y836ZFO47TOL

I've added it to my wishlist...

@ deadshot...

These RF remotes (like the one I linked to) only fit in the hotshoe to
give them somewhere to mount... They don't "need" to mount there
to work as they have their own batteries... Since you will most likely
use these on a tripod you could actually just rubberband the receiver
unit to a leg to keep the hotshoe available for a flash...
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Old Oct 4, 2011, 9:43 AM   #20
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Have a lokk at this review on amazon uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...owViewpoints=1
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