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