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The Nikon D50 had a very inexpensive, but reliable wireless remote. Recently bought a D300s but don't want to purchase the expensive Nikon brand remote. Does anyone have a recommendation for an inexpensive but reliable alternative?

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I am actually considering going for the D90 over the D300s because of this. I am not paying nearly $200 to replace my wonderful little $20 IR remote from my D70s! –  Jared Updike Jul 22 '10 at 21:40
    
Is it important to you that the remote be wireless? –  Reid Jul 23 '10 at 4:09
    
I would prefer it to be wireless. That would allow me to be in the picture if necessary. –  jpt Jul 28 '10 at 20:40
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I found infrared remotes to be too slow for my taste, and bought a cheap YongNuo RF-602 sender/receiver pair (less than $50) for my nikon. It is not perfect, but way better than any infrared remote I ever owned: no need to point the remote to the cam, the delay is shorter, works over bigger distance.
I even bought extra cables so I can use it with any of my DSLR.

Oh, and it can be used to remote trigger your flash, too.

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maybe more than you need, but this is a very good wireless remote, about £80 or $100:-

http://www.hahnel.ie/index.cfm?page=dslrremotecontrols&id=60&pId=60

good for time lapse and bulb-mode, very flexible

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I bought a Phottix Cleon II Wireless Remote N8 for £30 on eBay, from Hong Kong Supplies about 6 months ago. I see they're listing them for about $50 right now, and another seller has them for $35.

When I was looking I found that the reviews were positive and it has been a brilliant little unit. Much, much better than the little infra-red unit I used with my D80 - it has far more options, an unsurprisingly better range and no longer do I have to point it at the camera to take the picture (handy when you're in the picture).

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I went through situation when I upgraded from my D50 to the D300s. There isn't a cheap wireless remote. You can get a cable release (MC30) for about $50.

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For the people in Europe there is a very good site which sells generic remotes (amongst other accessories).

The Nikon remote is in this french site.

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