Wireless Triggers

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Wireless Triggers

Most of my bird photography is done handheld, but sometimes I like to use a tripod and sort of stand away from the camera after setting manual focus on a certain spot where a bird/s may be congregating. This allows me to be less intrusive and make the birds less nervous.

The only problem with this is that my cable release isn’t that long, so it’s not all that effective a solution. But today I received my wireless shutter release and, after giving it a good rundown, can say that it’s a perfect solution. I got it from this eBay seller and at a pretty good price: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400679856672?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT.

In addition, you get both a wired and wireless release, as both units can act as a trigger. These are available for most brands of camera.

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You might find this thread interesting and pickup some tips towards using your wireless triggers.


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Thanks. I'm fairly familiar with what was posted in that thread. One of the issues has been that reliable remote triggers have been very expensive and if you don't use them frequently, they weren't cost effective.

I was considering the 2.4GHz triggers vs the 433MHz triggers, as they have greater range, but they are a lot more expensive as well. And when I thought about it, I didn't really need a range much more than 30m, which this trigger handles comfortably.

I mainly thought of passing on some info on a reasonably inexpensive remote trigger, should anyone be contemplating using such in their nature and other photography.


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Another alternative is the Cactus V5s. They are flash triggers but can also trigger the shutter with a sync cable. They are a little cumbersome though and I just use a Vello wired remote now.

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