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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:24 am 
my first post is a request for buying advise.
I want to photograph the Birds and Wildlife that visit my garden.
One option is to buy a Superzoom and get close that way and not to disturb that birds while photographing them.
Another option is to buy a Wildlife Camera Trap and position it near a feeding spot but then that bit of equipment could only be used for that single purpose.
The third option is to buy a compact and mount it at the selected spot and use a Remote Shutter Release, I can then use this camera for other everyday pics.
BUT which compacts can use a Remote Shutter Release ? I have scoured the reviews and not found mention of its use other than with DSLR or SLR.
Any guidance greatly appreciated.
Dave P

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:00 pm 
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If memory serves me correctly, Hama makes a universal remote shutter release that works via IR though I don't recall if it will work with any camera with an IR receiver or if it only works with certain brands of camera with an IR receiver.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:09 pm 
thanks for quick reply, will Google and see what I find.

thanks again David

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:41 am 

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I was thinking along the same lines.

Among the latest super zooms I believe the Panasonic FZ150 is the only one with a way to attach a shutter release; reputedly the Pixel remote shutter release or the StudioHut one (look like the same unit) will work, and with a different cable can work on a variety of cameras, including several of the FZ models.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:02 am 

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Does the G-serie from Canon not have an IR port? At least they had 'm in the past...


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