Thought this might be useful to many of you who use tripods and do mirror lockups.
I ordered this device through EBay. Seller is from HK, paid through PayPal. Ordered Dec12, shipped Dec14. Seller said it would take up to two months to ship to Manila but it got here in less than 20 days.
It works. Plastic looks sturdy enough. Have tested it within just my room so can't vouch for its 100m range yet. But, if you were me, I'd never leave my camera more than a few meters away from me.
Paid less than USD30 for it (shipping included). That's a bargain compare to about USD400 for the original Canon wireless remote. Not sure if the Original Canon has more bells and whistles but the Phottix does the work for me and I'm happy with it.
I've seen some shots of a Common KF taken with a wide angle. The shooter mounted the camera on a tripod, placed the rig inches away from a KF's favorite pech, and triggered the shutter remotely from many meters away when the bird arrived. Prefocusing is easy because of the wide angle's deep DOF.
Perhaps this is a project for Mr. Innovator (JP)? ;D
Happy with it but one warning: cover the remote's button with something hard so it doesn't get pressed when in your bag. I've had to replace the battery twice now because of this accident. Now, I carry it around with some convex piece of plastic rubberbanded on top of the button. Looks clumsy but works. I still carry my wired remote as backup.
Aha! I noticed yours has a sliding on/off switch. Maybe they put that in to solve the problem I experienced.
I'd rather add life to my years than years to my life.
Post by Bobby Kintanar on Dec 22, 2009 15:17:14 GMT
Here's one I've been using to capture birds using MLU with a 2 Second delay. Mine is called the "HERO" and it's video transmitter attaches to the cameras viewfinder. What you see in the viewfinder is then sent to the receiver, with Audio and Video. An added touch is the feedback "report" from the camera - a light on the receiver will turn on to verify that the camera was triggered, and you can hear the shutter's sound as well.
It comes with a headphone, and rechargeable batteries. Php 16,500.00 back here in Cebu. I bought mine from Pixel Pro :-)
Probably the same unit (looks exactly the same) - also from Pixel Pro:
Bought mine almost a year ago and change the battery after 6 months. Ding's right, 'Happy with it but one warning: cover the remote's button with something hard so it doesn't get pressed when in your bag. I've had to replace the battery twice now because of this accident.' Very helpful though. I didn't see any banding in my photos using this wireless remote.