Remotely Possible: Wirelessly Fire Your DSLR

Can you trip your shutter wirelessly with your TV remote? You'll never know unless you try.

The RCA Universal Remote model 403 or 404 will apparently fire the shutter of a Nikon D50, D70, D70s or a D80. Probably a D40 and D40x, too, as they use the same Nikon remote control. Just set your manufacturer code to 066, use the TV function and hit VOL+ to fire away.

This last part almost tripped me up: Remembering to set your camera to "remote" mode. This is typically in the single/continuous motor drive function.

I know we have lot of remote controls sitting out there, ya buncha couch potadas. If you find a combo that works with your camera, please post the info on both in the comments. Or you can yak about it here.

(Thanks to Eduardo for the heads-up!)


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