Another gadget arrives

Posted by @ 11:56 am on Monday 3rd September, 2007.

While I was interwebnet trawling for the right-angle viewfinder, I got to thinking that a remote shutter release for the D50 might be a handy gadget to have around, especially for those moments when I don't want to put down my beer just to press the release on the camera.

The Nikon ML-L3 was the gadget of choice - simple to use (just the one button, all of the other parameters are set in the camera), light and cheap at just £11 delivered from Dzone2 on eBay. Included is one battery and a pouch which will accommodate a spare battery in addition to the remote unit.

It works in all camera modes that I've tested it with. I like the way it works when the camera is set to Bulb mode - click the remote once and the shutter opens, click again and it closes - ideal for exposures up to 30 minutes long.

Please excuse the poor-quality photo (I couldn't be bothered to take off the 70-300 lens just for this shot):


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2 Responses to “Another gadget arrives”

  1. Andy Gibson says:

    I have one of those for my camera - it does its job nicely, doesn't it?

  2. BG! says:

    It's OK until you're set up next to somebody else who's using one at the same time 👿

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