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  1. #1
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    Cheap remote

    OK, Nikon's IR based remote for D40 and other D series cameras is cheap enough at less than $20, I just saved the $20.

    Using the expensive Harmony One for home theater, I was able to program in Nikon as one of the devices. It doesn't have "camera" as a selection, so chose "home appliance" "Nikon" brand from dropdown menu then typed in the model. On the remote, the device shows as PVR which I could go in and rename.

    After setting the camera shutter for remote operation, had to play around as the obvious button "Enter" did not work. Randomly hitting buttons, finally fired as I hit the volume "+" button.

    May work with other programable remotes. Just my tip for the day.
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    Is this strictly for releasing the shutter or can you autofocus as well? Also, if you hold down the "+" button will the shutter stay open for long exposures?
    Nikon D300 | MB-D10 | Nikkor 12-24/4 | Nikkor 50/1.8 | Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRI | Sigma 18-50/2.8 | SB-800 | SB-80DX (x4) | Radiopopper JrX Studio |

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    Auto focus, yes

    Not certain how to set "B" but set long 20 sec exposure and no problem.

    Only problem I saw, and this may be camera related, the D40 resets back to standard shutter after the shot is taken so would have to set up for each shot.
    Digital: Nikon D40; Nikon D90; Nikon D7000 Nikkor 18-55; Nikkor 55-200VR; Sigma 10-20; Tamron 17-50; SB-600; SB-900; Pocket Wizards
    Film: Canon AE-1; T70; FD 28mm 2.8; FD 50mm 1.8; FD 135mm 3.5
    Wish List: Unlimited! Let's not go there.

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    Interesting. But would you take that remote out in the field?
    Then there's the pain of not finding it when you're on the couch with the chips and dip ready to watch the game.

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