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Old Jan 22, 2003, 7:15 PM   #1
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Default remote control for 5700

anyone use this? what situations? :lol:
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Old Jan 23, 2003, 9:01 AM   #2
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I use remote control frequently but not the Nikon version. I use digisnap. Situations for remote control include but are not limited to bird and animal photography, Time exposures in general to avoid camera vibrations. Use of camera on telescopes, microscopes, and other optical instruments. Self portraits. Portrait work or other potography in general were you need to be away from camera position. You can use your built in timer to handle some of the above situations but I always found that approach inconvenient. The remote unit I have allows for time-elapse photography , remote zooming of lens, and other functions.
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Old Jan 23, 2003, 10:23 AM   #3
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where do you get your remote and how much $. thanks
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Old Jan 24, 2003, 9:51 AM   #4
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I want to also mention a few other alternative approaches:
The first two sites listed below have free software which will let you control your camera remotely through a serial cable and your computer. The serial cable will cost between $25 and $40 depending on the source.

http://velatron.com/dca/TheForce/

http://www.digital-camera.dk/



The followingsite is a hardware approach which varies from simple remote control to multi function control in the range of $55 to $255 .
I personally bought the $255 one because I needed the extra capabilities which allow me to trigger with remote sensors and devices and permits me to trigger other film type cameras.
The serial cable is available at this site for $25. The Digisnap 5000/ 5700 with the serial cable is the cheapest hardware approach for a total of $80 plus shipping.

http://www.harbortronics.com/DigiSnap/2000series.htm



A forth approach is to construct a mechanical release as shown in
the following:
http://angelfire.com/ga2/photo/bracket.html


Another place to check is the Remote Control forum under Misc Foums on this web site.

Another discussion board with lots of info concerning your camera is
free to join and you can get answers to almost any question concerning your camera: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nikon5...guid=115787246

Hope this info gets you started.
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