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Old Mar 6, 2009, 2:15 PM   #11
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Flying Fossil,

How does the reciever mount onto the camera? Doesthe reciever have a foot that slips onto the hotshoe? And if so does it require an adapter?
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One the A-700, and I assume all the Sony Alpha camera's there is a port on the side of the camera and the remote plugs into this port.
Plug in the receiver, turn on the camera and receiver and your ready to go.

They claim and I have not verified a distance of up to 320 feet.
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Flying Fossil,

Could you clarify please.

So after you plug the reciever into the remote shutter release plug on the camera bodyyou just let the recieverhang from the camera or does it rest atop by slipping onto the hotshoe ?
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 5:47 PM   #14
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The hot shoe isn't used. It just hangs from the camera.

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Old Mar 6, 2009, 8:22 PM   #15
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How directional is the IR remote? If it is in the "hot" shoe, do you have to be in front of the camera?
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The model Gadget Infinity stocks has two sensors (one in the front and one in the back) on their hot shoe mounted IR remote receiver, from what I can see in it's listing:

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Different from other wireless shutter receivers, this one has two IR sensors, one at the front and one at the back. This means that you can control the shutter from in front and from behind your camera too!
http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/produc...285&page=2

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Old Mar 9, 2009, 11:21 AM   #17
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Yes, JimC is correct, there is a sensor on the front and back of the reciever.
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Old Apr 2, 2009, 9:54 AM   #18
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I did a little test in the back yard using the Opteka.
I mounted the camera on a tripod on my patio and aimed at a subject.
Walked about 35 feet to the side of the house and then down about another 30 feet.
The house is now blocking my view of the camera completely.
I depressed the transmitter button and returned to the camera to check my results.

Perfect.

This IS NOT an infared remote. It is radio signal. It plugs into the remote port on the camera, turn it on, turn on the camera, turn on the transmitter. and your all set to go.

They claim up to 320 feet. I rather doubt that but have not done any real distance checks, but I will.

I wanted this for wildlife and bird shots where I can set up the camera and then go and hide some distance away where I can see what is going on and be ready to trigger the transmitter.

I am very happy thus far.

The infared remote than comes with the camera is pretty much useless in my opinion.

See attached shot with the new Sony 70-400mm
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Just received my remote in the mail. I ordered from Gadget infinity. The fm wireless shutter release cost 39.00 US plus5.00 shipping. I pluged it into my sONY A 300 fot a test drive and it seems to work perfectly. Im happy so far. I will do business with this company again very soon.
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