RF to IR Remote Control for Nikon D70?

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Larry A. Williams
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RF to IR Remote Control for Nikon D70?
Jun 30, 2004

Does anyone know if there are any companies that are making a RF to IR remote control for the Nikon D70?

I like to photograph birds and other wildlife using the camera on a tripod and triggering it electronically via a long cord. I currently use the Nikon 8008 with a remote electronic release.

The problem that I see with the IR remote control for the D70 are the following:
1. You have to be close to the camera.
2. You have to be more or less in the line of sight of the front of the camera.

It occured to me that it would really be useful for nature photographers and others if someone produced a remote control that would work with RF (Radio Frequency) signals to a RF receiver/IR (Infared) Transmitter at the camera, which would allow the photographer to be almost anywhere in relationship to the camera, and far greater distances than the standard IR remote that is available now for the D70.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Larry Williams

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