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I use the Vello Wireless Shutterboss. I am very happy with it and it works flawlessly on my D800.
One of the cons is that it doesn't have anything to protect the shutter button, and the remote can't be switched off either. I accidentially found a small plastic piece that fits over it exactly, and I'm taping it onto the shutter button for transport. A rather improvised construction. That's the only part that sucks about it, the rest is splendid, everything works perfectly.
The RFN-4s prominently features that slider that goes over the shutter release button...
A few niceties; it works for me over quite some distances (75-100ft), and you have the designated Fn button. Meaning whatever you have programmed the Fn button on the camera to, the remote can do as well. Finally there is just something about using Nikon equipment with Nikon cameras. The only non-Nikon utility I have is the Solmeta GeoTagger Pro 2, and that's just because the Nikon GPS is crap:)
Thanks @Msmoto that's what I always wanted to look for but kept forgetting. When abroad and taking the CamRanger for a walk I remembered it. Good you brought that up.
And, I also have the hard wired remote from Nikon which is possibly a bit more cumbersome, but totally reliable. It does cost a lot more than the Vello, however if one has the extension to get it up to the top.
Manufacturer is smdv.co.kr
This system came highly recommended.
(possibly a bad batch, my replacement came from a different seller on amazon)
I use the Yongnuo YN-622N transceiver + YN-622N-TX. You can do everything with it.
The YN-622N-TX comes also with a cable for the D600.
Remote trigger or shutter release, Nikon FP for compatible flashes (not the SB800), even has a AF light (for my D600). Till now, I never missed a shot with it.
Cost me, 2 x YN-622N - $ 80.-, the YN-622N-TX - $ 46.-
Got it here: http://thephotogadget.com/products/yongnuo-yn-622n-tx-lcd-wireless-i-ttl-flash-controller-trigger-nikon-cameras-includes-n1
Is there a right angle cable that I can use or am I stuck getting an extension block ala RRS or other such devise. I would prefer the cable smaller lighter than another bit to loose. Thanks R
The only time I would stray from Nikon is for a special purpose item such as a lightning trigger, which Nikon does not make.