Phot­tix XS Wired Re­mote Con­trol £13, $20

NPhoto - - Test Team -

Light­weight, sim­ple and dis­arm­ingly in­ex­pen­sive, the Phot­tix XS is nev­er­the­less well made and comes in two ver­sions for Nikon cam­eras. The N8 (code 19131) has a 10-pin con­nec­tor for pro­fes­sional-level bod­ies, and the N10 (code 19132) has an MC-DC2 con­nec­tor that fits most be­gin­nerand en­thu­si­ast-class bod­ies. Both ver­sions have a fixed one-me­tre ca­ble, which does feel a lit­tle thin and frag­ile when you han­dle it.

The tex­tured fin­ger grip on the rear sur­face of the con­trol unit that you hold in your hand pro­vides a steady grip, and the damped but­ton has a pleas­ant ac­tion for both light-press aut­o­fo­cus and me­ter­ing and full-press shut­ter re­lease. A slid­ing but­ton-lock mech­a­nism is use­ful for bulb ex­po­sures, as it means you don’t have to keep press­ing the but­ton.

The Phot­tix XS comes in two ver­sions, with dif­fer­ent con­nec­tors to suit all cur­rent Nikon D-SLRs

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