Mini Test

Look, no hands! Th­ese all en­able you to shoot with­out touch­ing your cam­era

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Get one of th­ese six wire­less re­motes and trig­ger your Nikon from a dis­tance – we re­veal which one’s the best

Re­motes that rely on ca­bles run­ning from the cam­era to your trig­ger fin­ger are in­ex­pen­sive and work well, up to a point. That point is usu­ally about 80cm away, the length of the cable. You can some­times ex­tend the dis­tance with an ex­ten­sion cable, but trail­ing wires are a trip haz­ard, and in­crease the risk of a top­pling tri­pod. When you need to shoot from a greater dis­tance, wire­less is a bet­ter op­tion.

There are two main tech­nolo­gies, the more ba­sic of which is in­frared. This works in a sim­i­lar way to your TV re­mote, typ­i­cally hav­ing a max­i­mum range of about five me­tres, and re­quir­ing ‘line of sight’ be­tween the trans­mit­ter and re­ceiver. RF (Ra­dio Fre­quency) trans­mis­sion is more ad­vanced, has a greater op­er­at­ing range, and can even work when there are walls or other ob­sta­cles be­tween your­self and the cam­era.

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