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Triggering camera shutter from distance to avoid shake or for convenience.

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How can I trigger multiple cameras to fire simultaneously?

I have 10 Canon 5DmkII cameras which I want to fire simultaneously... How can I accomplish this task repeatedly and reliably? NOTE: Although I mention 10 cameras, it will be a 'super bonus' if the ...
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What is a remote shutter release?

What is a remote shutter release? In what kind of photo situation would I use a shutter release?
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Are there downsides to a wireless (infrared) remote shutter release?

I have a Nikon D7000 and I see there are a couple remote release options from Nikon: the (wired) MC-DC2 and the (wireless) ML-L3 which is also about 40% cheaper than the wired remote. Are there any ...
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Why do you need a remote trigger for your camera?

What are the benefits of having a remote shutter release?
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Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon ESO400D?

Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon ESO400D? I have an infra-red remote, but when I connect the camera to the PC via USB I only get the option to download pictures from it. I'm a pretty ...
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Are there universal remote triggers for digital cameras?

Are there universal IF or RF remote triggers for digital cameras? Should be able to work with MLU for cameras supporting that feature. Presently I own two IR remotes that work with three of my ...
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What remotes are available for the Canon EOS 60D?

I've found it really difficult to pinpoint exactly what remotes are compatible with the Canon EOS 60D. The camera specifications say, "N3 type wired remote control" (which doesn't mean a lot to me). ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...
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Nikon MC-DC2 Remote dangerous?

I got just now my nikon remote. I spent about 20£ on it over the cheaper chinese ripoffs only to find in the instruction manual (not really a "manual", it's a leaflet) that according to State of ...
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Situations you might use USB remote mode?

I hooked up the 50D to my MacBook Pro the other day at home and found it great to see exactly how a photo is going to turn out on the big screen before taking it and was wondering when such a setup ...
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Recommend me a remote shutter release

I'd like to embark on a self portrait photo-a-day project with my Rebel XSi & 50mm f/1.8 lens. The problem is that the built-in timer won't work for this - the AF kicks in when you press the ...
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Can I use Bulb exposure with wireless shutter release?

Curious if I can use Bulb exposure with a wireless remote on the Rebel series bodies from Canon
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What are the pros and cons of a cheap 3rd-party wireless remote control for Canon 1Ds Mark II?

I have a Canon 1Ds Mark II. This means that it has a N3 connector for remote control. I found something affordable here but unfortunatelly they doesn't provide too much informations about the product ...
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How do I control the camera in Kite Photography?

I saw an older post on the site that mentioned Kite Photography. I find that very interesting, and I want to try it. I have a couple of old compact cameras that I wouldn't mind putting them at risk. ...
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Enable Auto focus after timer on Nikon D800?

I'll start with an apology if everyone knows this but me. I bought a Nikon D800 about a month ago (adore), but the wireless remote I used for the D7000 is not compatible. No worries, I'll just ...
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What options are available for a wireless remote for a Canon 50D?

I'm looking for a wireless remote for my Canon 50D, but the canon RC-5 and RC-6 don't seem to support it in the information I've found thus far. Can anyone recommend anything that might work with ...
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cameras with remote shutter releases other than DSLR types

I am looking for a digital camera other than the DSLR types that have a remote shutter release. My wife has reumatoid arthritus and can's use a "larger" style camera. What are some "smaller type ...
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What keywords should I look for to find a camera capable of remote capture and upload?

I'd like to purchase a camera that should be capable of taking simple stop motion animation. In order not to mess the scene by moving the camera, it should feature remote triggering from the PC (via ...
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What is the difference between Canon's Remote Switch and Remote Control?

I own a Canon Rebel T3i and on the accessories page on Canon website there is a Remote Switch (Cable Switch) and Remote Control. What is the difference between both (they are the same price) and if I ...
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Looking for camera control software (for Nikon DSLR) to shoot time lapse

What software is available that will let me control a camera from a computer, so I can shoot a lime lapse sequence? The camera is a Nikon D60. I am looking for freely available software. I am aware ...
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How can I use mirror lockup with wireless remote on a Canon T4i?

I'm using a Canon T4i. When mirror lockup is enabled, if I press the button on the wireless remote, I have the impression that mirror lockup is not performed. Am I doing something wrong? According to ...
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Unable to use mirror up mode and wireless remote on a D7000

I am trying to use the mirror up mode on my D7000 with a wireless remote but I can't get it to work no matter what. Has anyone used the remote and the mirror up mode successfully: if so can you tell ...
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What is the proper remote shutter release for Canon 5D Mark iii?

I got lost finding the right remote shutter release for my Canon 5D Mark iii. I have the Hänhel Combi for Canon, which I use to use with Canon 550D but seems no use with 5D Mark iii. I googled and ...
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How to operate Nikon D300 in Bulb mode with the ML-3 IR remote

When I put my Nikon D300 on Bulb the shutter opens for as long as I press the shutter release button and it closes when I let go of the button. If I try that with the remote, there is no way to hold ...
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Is there OS X software for timed shutter release with a Canon 30D?

I'm trying to do some time lapse photography with my Canon 30D, and I'm looking for a program for OS X that I can use to fire the shutter over time instead of using an intervalometer. Does the EOS ...
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How can I find a camera with remote viewfinder and shutter (via phone or tablet)?

Looking for an camera with the following features: compact (smaller is better) with image stabilization has remote viewfinder via wifi (enough 10-12m) - so, have some application for phones or ...
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Using bulb mode with EOS Remote app without having to hold down shutter button possible?

Does the EOS Remote app somehow support timed shutter speeds (for their DSLRs) longer than 30 seconds or a press-and-lock feature when in BULB mode? I've not found such a feature and I guess it could ...
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How to use a wireless remote shutter release with flash?

I'm about to buy a wireless remote shutter release. However, all shutter releases that I saw so far are attached to the flash shoe and cover the build-in flash. Are there wireless remote shutter ...
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Is there a remote shutter wi-fi app for the canon 6D for time lapse photography?

I use the EOS Remote app but you can only take single shots and bursts ie. no timer controlled shots like you can do with a remote shutter for time lapses. Surely there must be an app out there that ...
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What happened to pocket remotes for non-SLR cameras?

Why not offer a remote on-less-than-SLR cameras, video or still? 10 years ago, we traveled Europe with my wife handling her pocket 35mm film Minolta Freedom zoom 125, about the size of a pack of ...
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Can a Wireless Shutter Release control camera movement, exposure or metering?

So, I looked up this: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Remote-Cords/4730/ML-L3-Wireless-Remote-Control-%28Infrared%29.html Questions: Does a remote move the camera's face? I mean, ...
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What factors determine the size of focus step done with remote shooting?

When a DSLR camera is used for remote shooting, corresponding software usually provides very simple way to change focus position: small, medium and large steps forward or backward. This is how it ...
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Remotely start recording on 60D with Yongnuo RF-602's

I have a Canon 60D and Yongnuo RF-602 wireless flash triggers/shutter release. If I connect the receiver via a cable to the camera, I can use the transmitter to remotely take a picture. When I put ...
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Will the Nikon MC-DC2 shutter release cord work with the Nikon D300s?

I just bought the Nikon MC-DC2 remote release cord and when I unpacked it and tried to plug it into my Nikon D300s camera, I found that the camera body actually has no connector input for that kind of ...
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Remote Control for point and shoot digital camera

Is there a remote control trigger for Point and Shoot digital camera? I searched the internet and notice that there are only remote control for DSLR camera and phones but not Point and Shoot digital ...
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Which camera offers flexible remote control and good manual controls?

I want to switch to a system camera, preferably one from the Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds systems. Since I also want to do experimental technical setups like time lapse or astrophotography, I have ...
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Looking for a remote flash trigger for Sony

can anyone recommend a wireless flash set up for Sony A200 camera/Sony F58-AM flash unit? Thanks
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How to shoot tethered using CHDK incompatible Canon Powershot S410?

I have an old Canon powershot S410 compact camera, which I want to use for a time-lapse project. For the project I will need to build an intervalometer to automatically shot photos (probably Arduino ...
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How can I remote control my Panasonic FZ100?

I want to remote control my Panasonic DMC-FZ100 from my computer via USB. It does support PTP but gPhoto2 says Error (-6: 'Unsupported operation'). libptp also returns an error. Do you know any other ...
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Nikon Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 backwards compatibility

Ever since the press release, everywhere I look for details on Nikon’s WR-R10 wireless transceiver and WR-T10 wireless transmitter, I always seem to find them mentioned in conjunction with the new ...
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How can i create multiple triggers for one camera?

I am trying to find away to link up my canon 600d with multiple remote triggers, preferably wireless. My overall aim is to have all these triggers linked together so that they all have to be pressed ...
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is there a good remote timer compatible with most Nikon and Canon cameras?

I wish to experiment with HDR night photography and timelapse video editing. Both require me to take multiple shots are regular intervals for prolonged durations, and I obviously do not wish to sit ...
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How to use Canon remote without the timer?

I am using a Canon EOS 500D, and just got a digital remote. How can I set the camera to remote control without the timer on it. Because every time I set it to remote control, it always comes with a ...
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Properly Using Mirror Lock With Canon EOS 60D And RC-6 IR Remote

I am trying to use my Canon EOS 60D on a tripod, with mirror lock enabled and shutter release via the RC-6 infrared remote, for minimizing vibration. When using the shutter release on the camera, ...
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What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?

Reading Scott Kelby's Digital Photography vol. 1, I came across the following pro tip: Don't press the Shutter (Use a Cable Release) I own a Nikon D90, so reading Nikon's help on which remote ...
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III remote for consumers without a smart phone?

I am considering purchasing the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III as a replacement for my Canon G3 and I am concerned that the lack of an IR remote will be a deal breaker for me. The literature I can ...
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Controlling multiple cameras

I am trying to control multiple cameras so that they all trigger simultaneously, or as near as possible. Is there a good way of doing this? I have managed to get hold of a pair of Sony Alpha 77 MkII ...
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Tr-90 remote release

So I went in to buy a remote release for my canon 70D. I didn't have it with me, but they said that the phottix TR-90 c8 is the right one for the 70d... ha but as far as I know, that connector is ...
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Does the N3 socket/connector provide any advantage over the E3 counterpart?

Does the N3 socket/connector provide any advantage over the E3 counterpart or is it just a way to differentiate the more expensive cameras from the other ones and possibly make customers pay for the ...
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Is there a list of all the EOS cameras using the T3 vertical release?

I've tried to find a complete list of all the EOS cameras using the T3 vertical release for remote shutter release. The only info I got was that EOS 3 was the first camera to use the N3 connector. ...