Remote control

trolleytrolley Posts: 155Member
edited January 5 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Eine frage, as they say in France.
I bent the pins on the lead for my very cheap wireless trigger. Bought a replacement & I can't review photos on the LCD screen without disconnecting the cable! It works otherwise, but it got me thinking.
Is there a wireless system that sits in the hot shoe, but doesn't need a 10-pin cable? I want to (primarily) remotely shoot stuff, but remote flash might be useful.
Please don't suggest Snapbridge - it works great with WiFi (mostly), but I can't get it to find & connect with my iPhone 8 using Bluetooth. And my country park doesn't have wifi (I get 4G coverage though)
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 1,826Member
    Which camera body? I recommend the IR remote (ML-L3, I think) if it can use it.

    I know you said to not suggest Snapbridge but just wanted to make sure you knew you don't need an external wifi network to use it via wifi. The camera and phone create their own network and you can use it anywhere.
  • trolleytrolley Posts: 155Member
    It's a D850. I know it can work, but anywhere outside my house it's been flaky. Maybe I'll give it another try. Last night it couldn't connect via Bluetooth to my phone which was literally right next to it
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,310Member
    SnapBridge is flaky in areas with a lot of WIFI networks, the camera has a small antenna and cannot compete with other networks with strong signals operating on the same frequency. That’s almost impossible to get away from in populated areas. I have no trouble with it in non-residential/non-commercial areas.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
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