I Can't Live Without You
14 Jul 2009
My wireless remote is the one piece of equipment I cannot do without. Ranging in price from $79.99 to $100 (depending on what website you frequent), this wireless remote from Satechi uses radio frequency to trigger focus & shutter release with a range of up to 328 feet. And that's with no line-of-sight! This remote is ideal for any type of hands-free shooting whether that's wildlife photography, self-portraits, or group shots. As we all know, even pressing down the shutter release on your camera's body creates enough camera shake to distort your image. A wireless remote removes all risk of camera shake unless the ground under your tripod is shaking, in which case you should take cover wherever you can!
The wireless remote consists of the receiver, the transmitter, and the power adapter. Charge your receiver, plug the receiver into your camera's remote control terminal, press the focus and/or shutter button on your transmitter and you're good to go. It's a quick set-up, it's easy to use, the directions are straight forward, and it weighs next to nothing. Some may think it appears "cheap" in its construction but I've had mine for almost two years. I've dropped it on countless occassions, I've bumped it into things, I've even stepped on it and it still works like a champ. It continues to be one of my most important options for hands-free photography.
There appears to be a somewhat identical product marketed as the PROMASTER SystemPRO Professional Wireless Remote Shutter Release. From what I can tell, the two products are identical with the exception of the fact that Satechi's is less expensive.
Satechi makes a wireless remote version for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony.
As with any product you buy to enhance your photography, do your research, read reviews, and ask questions where you can.