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d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby lightning on Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:33 am

Hi, I'm looking at getting a remote but am unsure about which one (mainly for night work)
I don't mind the corded one but unsure about the wireless and as to how long the batteries last in the wireless.
What are the benefits of each, I just have not used one.

opinions please, positive or negitive Thank you.
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:03 am

I had a wireless remote for my D70 ( the same one as you would need I think) but have a wired remote for my D200.
I much prefer the wireless to the tethered one.
Reasons:
1. I could get much further away with the wireless I could be in a group shot, and fire the shutter. No need for tat pesky timer.

2. Totally eliminates camera shake (other than mirror slap) If I use the wired one on the tripod (common), I basically have to leave the remote swinging in the breeze. Some of that motion has to transfer to the camera. If I am inside and have a table nearby, this is not an issue, but outsode at full extension, it is. I could probably make up a strap to hold the remote to one of the legs, but I haven't done so yet.

3 It was much much cheaper.

4. Always handy,. THe little pouch it comes with attaches to the camera strap. Th wired one is usually in my OTHER bag when I want it.

Battery life was not really an issue. The original I put in lasted the time I had the camera (about a year) Pam hasn't used the remote yet, so I am not sure if it still works. Anyway, it uses 2320s from memory, which are almost as common as AAs these days.

THe only downside experienced was that it had a blind side. Rage was much reduced if the sensor couldn't see the remote.
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby ATJ on Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:36 am

Mr Darcy wrote:Rage was much reduced if the sensor couldn't see the remote.

Gee, I'd find the opposite. My rage would increase if the remote wouldn't work. :P

I have a wireless remote for my D300 and I agree with all Greg's comments. The only thing I would add is that battery life can be severely compromised if you leave the remote in your camera bag and the button gets pressed continuously. :roll:
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby aim54x on Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:30 pm

Tewo words:

"PHOTTIX CLEON"

Wired + wireless (radio frequency), gives you almost all the advantages of the wireless IR remote (other and size) and gives you better reliability and range.
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:31 pm

Cameron,
The Phottix Cleon (Nikon Version) seems to be designed for the 10 pin remote socket on the D200,300... cameras.

That makes it interesting for me, but not for Lightning.

His camera uses a different socket (two or three pin - not clear in the photo I looked at), but is compatible with the ML-L3 which at a mere $30 or thereabouts (It's been a while since I looked) is one of the few Genuine Nikon bargains.

Also it has two parts which makes it at least twice as likely to be lost or damaged; and range, according to the review I looked at, is only about 15m. I got that consistently with the ML-L3 as long as I had line of sight.

Oh and ATJ: Range. Dammit Range. :oops:
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby aim54x on Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:19 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:Cameron,
The Phottix Cleon (Nikon Version) seems to be designed for the 10 pin remote socket on the D200,300... cameras.


The Cleon comes in a number of sockets.

Phottix® Cleon C6
Canon EOS 30/33/50/300/300D(Digital Rebel)/350D(Rebel T)
400D(Rebel XTi)/450D(Rebel XSi)
Contax N/Contax 645, Pentax IST-D

Phottix® Cleon C8
Canon EOS 1V/3/1D/1Ds/1DS Mark II/1Ds Mark III/1D Mark II/1Ds Mark III/10D/20D/30D/40D/5D/D30/D50

Phottix® Cleon N6
Nikon D70s/D80 Digital Camera

Phottix® Cleon N8
Nikon N90s/F5/F6/F100/F90/F90X/D1/D1H/D1X/D2/D3/D2H/D2X/D2Xs/D100 with MB-D100/D200/D300/Kodak DSC-14N/Fuji S3 Pro/Fuji S5 Pro

Phottix® Cleon S6
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby lightning on Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:56 am

Thank you for your info,

ml l3 is infared so I need to be in front of (or the remote does) to trigger the shutter ? is this a problem in any way ?

the cleon (cool name, "yes dear I won't be long, just plugging in my cleon !!) is radio and can be used from behind the camera, so I'm thinking that would be a benefit ?
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby gstark on Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:12 pm

lightning wrote:the cleon (cool name, "yes dear I won't be long, just plugging in my cleon !!) is radio and can be used from behind the camera, so I'm thinking that would be a benefit ?


Correct. Can even be out of sight.

And being rf, it also has a longer range.
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby lightning on Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:46 pm

well it sounds to me like the cleon is the way to go, and thank you all for your comments
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby aim54x on Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:34 am

Glad that we can help.
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Re: d80 wired or wireless remote ?

Postby lightning on Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:39 pm

well I got the cleon, my daughter bought it for me for xmas, I think I'm going to have a bit of fun with this !!
so thank you all for your help, and hope you all have a good xmas and happy new year
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