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?
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.
maybe more than you need, but this is a very good wireless remote, about £80 or $100:-
good for time lapse and bulb-mode, very flexible
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).
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.