Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Started Jun 4, 2010 | Discussions
agc1976 Senior Member • Posts: 1,713
Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Any recommendations on a good but not so expensive wireless remote shutter release for the D300s?

squeamish Senior Member • Posts: 2,268
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

The Phottix Cleon from Ebay.

James Juhasz New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

I found the origional mfg of the Nikon wireless remote (or at least I believe it is as the body & functionality are identical to the US Nikon offered product) but at a fraction of the price. It can be found on ebay under the name YongNuo ML-3a for under $60, whereas the Nikon version sells for over $200. I believe them to be identical. I'm very happy with the operation of my YongNuo ML-3a.

Mike Dingel Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Phottix has a new one out - Plato. It uses regular batteries! the Cleon uses special, more expensive batteries. Also, no silly antenna.

http://www.phottixstore.com/wireless-remotes/phottix-plato.html

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jhorse Veteran Member • Posts: 5,563
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Hi,

One of the dowsnsides of moving from a D80 to a D300s, which I did last Autumn, was losing the little IR remote. The Nikon wired remotes were simply too expensive for what they did. I bought a wired Hahnel (there is a wireless version). Plug it in; works a treat. £20 vs £100+. See:

http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/prod.asp?i=19014&1=Hahnel+Remote+Control

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PHXAZCRAIG
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Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Soon after I bought a D300 (first day they were out), I started hearing about Phottix. Within a month I bought the first version, the N1. Worked fine then, and still does. Cost was $15, plus $15 shipping from Hong Kong to Phoenix.

A year later I bought a Phottix Cleon ($35, shipping included). It's better than the N1 because it has an on-off switch (N1 turned itself off after some idle time, which could lead to missed shots), and the on-camera part had a hot shoe mount (which allowed you to see the red/green indicator lights so you knew it was working properly).

The Cleon still works fine too. I have had an issue with it twice now, when I dropped it. It quit working and wouldn't power on. Both times the problem was that the battery holder bent out under the weight of the battery due to the fall. I just opened it up and bent the holder back.

Can't beat it for the price!

Look for them on eBay, from etefore/hksupplies. Probably elsewhere too.

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olyflyer
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What is the definition of "not so expensive"?

agc1976 wrote:

Any recommendations on a good but not so expensive wireless remote shutter release for the D300s?

I have one I bought for $16 including shipping from China to Sweden. Works perfectly for what I need it for. Can be used as wireless radio trigger or as wired one.

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REBlue Senior Member • Posts: 2,101
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

I have had great success with the Seculine/Interfit Twin 1 R4N. It's available from Adorama for about $50.
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Brad Morris Veteran Member • Posts: 4,495
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Yong Nuo RF-602 for Nikon D1,D2,D3, D200,D300 D700 is a remote wireless shutter release and remote flash trigger in one that will remote trigger your D300 from up to about 30 meters away.

Make sure you order the one appropriate for your Nikon, not the D70s/D80 model and not the canon model
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OP agc1976 Senior Member • Posts: 1,713
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Thanks for all the suggestions! I ordered the phottix plato.

WFulton Senior Member • Posts: 2,700
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

agc1976 wrote:

I ordered the phottix plato.

Best choice, you will love it.

Sgt_Strider Senior Member • Posts: 2,572
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

Soon after I bought a D300 (first day they were out), I started hearing about Phottix. Within a month I bought the first version, the N1. Worked fine then, and still does. Cost was $15, plus $15 shipping from Hong Kong to Phoenix.

A year later I bought a Phottix Cleon ($35, shipping included). It's better than the N1 because it has an on-off switch (N1 turned itself off after some idle time, which could lead to missed shots), and the on-camera part had a hot shoe mount (which allowed you to see the red/green indicator lights so you knew it was working properly).

The Cleon still works fine too. I have had an issue with it twice now, when I dropped it. It quit working and wouldn't power on. Both times the problem was that the battery holder bent out under the weight of the battery due to the fall. I just opened it up and bent the holder back.

Can't beat it for the price!

Look for them on eBay, from etefore/hksupplies. Probably elsewhere too.

Can the Phottix Cleon trigger mirror lock up wirelessly?

olyflyer
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Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Sgt_Strider wrote:

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

Soon after I bought a D300 (first day they were out), I started hearing about Phottix. Within a month I bought the first version, the N1. Worked fine then, and still does. Cost was $15, plus $15 shipping from Hong Kong to Phoenix.

A year later I bought a Phottix Cleon ($35, shipping included). It's better than the N1 because it has an on-off switch (N1 turned itself off after some idle time, which could lead to missed shots), and the on-camera part had a hot shoe mount (which allowed you to see the red/green indicator lights so you knew it was working properly).

The Cleon still works fine too. I have had an issue with it twice now, when I dropped it. It quit working and wouldn't power on. Both times the problem was that the battery holder bent out under the weight of the battery due to the fall. I just opened it up and bent the holder back.

Can't beat it for the price!

Look for them on eBay, from etefore/hksupplies. Probably elsewhere too.

Can the Phottix Cleon trigger mirror lock up wirelessly?

I don't see why would you not be able to do that with any trigger. MUP is set on the dial of the camtera and the trigger should just trigger it. I don't have the Phottix but my cheapo one has no problems. It can also handle Bulb mode.

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Sgt_Strider Senior Member • Posts: 2,572
Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

olyflyer wrote:

Sgt_Strider wrote:

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

Soon after I bought a D300 (first day they were out), I started hearing about Phottix. Within a month I bought the first version, the N1. Worked fine then, and still does. Cost was $15, plus $15 shipping from Hong Kong to Phoenix.

A year later I bought a Phottix Cleon ($35, shipping included). It's better than the N1 because it has an on-off switch (N1 turned itself off after some idle time, which could lead to missed shots), and the on-camera part had a hot shoe mount (which allowed you to see the red/green indicator lights so you knew it was working properly).

The Cleon still works fine too. I have had an issue with it twice now, when I dropped it. It quit working and wouldn't power on. Both times the problem was that the battery holder bent out under the weight of the battery due to the fall. I just opened it up and bent the holder back.

Can't beat it for the price!

Look for them on eBay, from etefore/hksupplies. Probably elsewhere too.

Can the Phottix Cleon trigger mirror lock up wirelessly?

I don't see why would you not be able to do that with any trigger. MUP is set on the dial of the camtera and the trigger should just trigger it. I don't have the Phottix but my cheapo one has no problems. It can also handle Bulb mode.

Hi Olyflyer,

I'm not sure if I understand you. Are you saying that you enable MLU on your Nikon camera before triggering the shutter with your remote? I was hoping to trigger MLU on the remote and not on the camera. I don't think there is MLU option on the dial, at least not on my D300.

olyflyer
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Re: Wireless remote shutter release for D300s

Sgt_Strider wrote:

olyflyer wrote:

Sgt_Strider wrote:

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

Soon after I bought a D300 (first day they were out), I started hearing about Phottix. Within a month I bought the first version, the N1. Worked fine then, and still does. Cost was $15, plus $15 shipping from Hong Kong to Phoenix.

A year later I bought a Phottix Cleon ($35, shipping included). It's better than the N1 because it has an on-off switch (N1 turned itself off after some idle time, which could lead to missed shots), and the on-camera part had a hot shoe mount (which allowed you to see the red/green indicator lights so you knew it was working properly).

The Cleon still works fine too. I have had an issue with it twice now, when I dropped it. It quit working and wouldn't power on. Both times the problem was that the battery holder bent out under the weight of the battery due to the fall. I just opened it up and bent the holder back.

Can't beat it for the price!

Look for them on eBay, from etefore/hksupplies. Probably elsewhere too.

Can the Phottix Cleon trigger mirror lock up wirelessly?

I don't see why would you not be able to do that with any trigger. MUP is set on the dial of the camtera and the trigger should just trigger it. I don't have the Phottix but my cheapo one has no problems. It can also handle Bulb mode.

Hi Olyflyer,

I'm not sure if I understand you. Are you saying that you enable MLU on your Nikon camera before triggering the shutter with your remote? I was hoping to trigger MLU on the remote and not on the camera. I don't think there is MLU option on the dial, at least not on my D300.

Hi,

MUP is a Release mode function of the camera. The D300/D300s has a dial which is called "Release mode dial" where you can set different release modes, MUP (mirror lock up) is one of them. Once you have set the dial you can trigger the camera shutter release by pressing the shutter release button on the camera or on the remote trigger. Pressing the button will raise the mirror and pressing it once again will trigger the shutter blades, take the image and lower the mirror.

As I said, I don't know the Phottix remote but that's the way it works with my remote and my D300s. With the Olympus E-3 and E-500 I had before this one, I had to select MUP in a menu. I don't know how other cameras work.

Are we talking about the same here? Some people mean self timer when they say mirror lock up, some others mean the Bulb and there are even people who mean the cleaning mode. Mirror lock up for me is the mirror lock up necessary to stabilize the camera before taking the image in some situations on tripod.

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