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Old Jun 22, 2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hey, New here was asking for some help.. i wanna take some night shots so i need long exsposure so i guess i herd i need a remote.. so i was wondering if there are different kinds? or different in general? so let me know... thanks
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 1:07 AM   #2
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Other than looks, they all function the same.
You only have one button, that activates the shutter (on bulb it deactivates it aswell)

I bought a cheap reprogrammed Pogo TV remote, cause I'm cheap and it functions the exact same as the official Nikon one.

well maybe the Official one has a longer range, but I've used mine up to 25 feet away.
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Actually, my Pogo remote has a much better range than my Nikon OEM one. I can activate the shutter with the Pogo behind my back, or from behind the camera.

(PS: Most regular TV remotes also work, except they're bulky.)
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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These pogo remote is interesting, but the Nikon one cost just $17, probably the cheapest Nikon branded accessory you can buy. I don't have one yet, but I'll probably get the Nikon one if I do get one:

http://www.adorama.com/NKMLL3.html?s...&item_no=1



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Old Jun 22, 2006, 10:54 AM   #5
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and the Nikon one comes with a dinky little case so you can put it on the camera strap.

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Old Jun 22, 2006, 1:00 PM   #6
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I have the Nikon ML-L3 wireless remote. It works fine.

To do very long exposures at night, you need to set the D50 to "bulb" mode. Then press the remote button to hold the shutter open, and let go of the button when you are done.
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 4:02 PM   #7
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Do you have to hold the button down to keep the shutter open? Or can I press and let go to open, and then press/let-go again to close the shutter?


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I have the Nikon ML-L3 wireless remote. It works fine.

To do very long exposures at night, you need to set the D50 to "bulb" mode. Then press the remote button to hold the shutter open, and let go of the button when you are done.
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In Bulb mode, I'd press the remote button, go do something else, come back later and press the remote again to take the picture.
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how do you get to bulb mode again? where you change the white balance?
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Use Manual Mode, and "bulb" is 1 click pass 30" on the dial.


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how do you get to bulb mode again? where you change the white balance?
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