Wireless Remote Control for D800?

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asultan
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Wireless Remote Control for D800?
Mar 15, 2013

After some research I have narrowed it down to two options:

1) Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote
2) RFN-4s Wireless Remote Shutter Release
Which one would you go for and why?
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Nikon D800
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drifter605
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In reply to asultan, Mar 15, 2013

I would like to try both but I prefer the RFN-4s as it doesn't take up the hotshoe & you only need to stock AAA batteries, I think it is also quite neat!

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Testing123
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In reply to asultan, Mar 15, 2013

Right now, B&H Photo is having a 20% off sale on Vello Shutterboss remotes if that helps.

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asultan
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In reply to Testing123, Mar 15, 2013

I saw the sale offer as well, but amazon is selling the RFN-4S for $70 anyway. But one thing I have noticed is that all the reviews have said that it is a camera trigger, but nobody has said anything about other functions such as delay release function, multiple exposure mode, or interval shooting options, all of which are present in the vello shutterboss. I assume its because the rfn 4s doesn't have these functions (it does have a bulb mode function though) and simply fires the camera.

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In reply to asultan, Mar 15, 2013

Might want to also check out "Triggertrap" ... depending on what you are doing, this might be a cheaper option.

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Testing123
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In reply to asultan, Mar 15, 2013

asultan wrote:

But one thing I have noticed is that all the reviews have said that it is a camera trigger, but nobody has said anything about other functions such as delay release function, multiple exposure mode, or interval shooting options, all of which are present in the vello shutterboss. I assume its because the rfn 4s doesn't have these functions (it does have a bulb mode function though) and simply fires the camera.

Correct. However, someone will undoubtedly point out that you can do most or all of what you want with the camera itself and then fire the remote.

I agree, but I also agree that it might be easier and/or quicker to do with a remote (not sure because I haven't tried).

Here's a Youtube video of Ben Jacobsen reviewing the Vello Shutterboss. In it, he does talk about how he finds it easier to use the remote then to use Nikon's menu system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thqy59MGcZs

Hope that helps...

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In reply to asultan, Mar 15, 2013

I leave the RFN-4s on my D800E almost all of the time. The exception would be when I want to use a GPS unit or a robotic device connected to the 10-pin connector.

Previously, I bought a Pixel Pro RW-211: 100M Wireless Shutter Remote for $22. It works fine, but is bulky and takes up the flash shoe.

Never used the ShutterBoss, but I prefer to set interval shots on the camera because I don't do it enough to remember the procedure on a remote.

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In reply to Testing123, Mar 15, 2013

So if i set up a bracketing sequence, say 9 shots, and then press the button on the rfn-4s once, it will fire all 9 shots? With the vello in bulb mode, do we have to hold the remote button for the entire duration or do we press once to open shutter and a second time to close?

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asultan
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In reply to asultan, Mar 15, 2013

Ok i was just looking at the video, and another question is that the max number of shots that can be taken is 399. Is that also true of the wireless version (the video is of the wired version) Isnt that a little short for timelapse sequences?

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In reply to Captain Hook, Mar 15, 2013

Per Robin's suggestion, I looked into the RFN-4s on Amazon and immediately ordered it. Still have two Pocket Wizard MultiMax which I seldom use anymore. The RFN-4s is very small, stays on my D800 's 10 pin, has a great range and a small commander. Only wish it could start/stop video. Brent

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