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|Product:||JJC Wireless Controller WR-100|
JJC Wireless Controller WR-100 - Gary Wolstenholme wonders whether this wireless controller will mean he'll never need to leave the house again to take photos. Maybe he could even hire an assistant to take the camera to the desired spot for him?
- Pentax: K100D, K110D, K10D, *ist Ds 2, *ist Ds, *ist D, *ist, *ist DL, *ist DL 2 MZ-6, ZX-L, MZ-L
- Contax: 645, N, N1, NX, NDigital
- Samsung: GX-1L, GX-1S, GX-10
- Canon: EOS30, EOS33, EOS50, EOS50e, EOS300, EOS300v, EOS300D, EOS350D, EOS3000, EOS500, EOS55, EOS500n, EOS300x, EOS Kiss, EOS New Kiss, EOS Kiss 7, EOS Kiss III, EOS7, EOS7s, EOS400D, EOS Digital Rebel, EOS Digital Rebel XT, EOS Digital Rebel XTi, Kiss Digital, Kiss Digital N, ELAN 7N, ELAN II, ELAN DATE, ELAN 7, ELAN 7NE, ELAN 7N, ELAN IIE, Rebel 2000, Rebel G, Rebel T2, Rebel Ti, Rebel X, Rebel XS
The receiver connects to the camera in the same way as a standard OEM remote, which in this case is via a small headphone like plug into the side of the camera. A switch is provided to choose between 'off' and one of the two functions. The instructions provided are typical of eastern imported photographic goods and the English used is quite poor. I had to read it a couple of times before I could figure out exactly what I needed to do.
'W' mode is the standard wireless mode, which allows you to focus and fire the camera using the two buttons on the transmitter, one is for focusing, the other focuses, then fires the shutter. A small retractable antenna can be pulled out of the top of the unit, which should help to increase the range of the device. 'O' mode turns the receiver off and 'L' mode allows for Bulb exposures for as long as the button is held pressed, so long as the camera is set for a bulb exposure. Overall, once I had gotten my head around the instructions, the unit was very easy to set up and use.
For a budget item, the build quality isn't bad at all, there are obviously better built items available, but these cost much, much more.
The battery door comes off very easily and isn't tethered to the unit, so I could see this disappearing into the bottom of a kit bag at some point in the future. Also the tiny 12voly E23 battery is located quite far into the unit, which would make it difficult to change in the field if it ran out of juice. My first battery did just that, and yes it was very difficult to change with cold hands and without something to lever the old battery out with. Many manufacturers use a ribbon, or a piece of plastic to help ease this issue.
Easy to set up
Easy to use
Great range for such an inexpensive device