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Field Review: Pearstone Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Day 1)

by Gevon Servo on 04/03/2011

Pearstone Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Nikon DC-2 Connection)

Whether shooting on my tripod or using the environment as a tripod, I use a wired shutter release remote. If I am shooting long nighttime exposures, landscape photography, or anytime when I need my camera to be completely still, it’s a needed item. The Pearstone Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote was brought to my attention and I had to try it out. Why? Because it’s wireless. There is no chance of shaking the camera, and I don’t have to wait for the camera’s timer.

Testing Gear

Nikon D90

Sigma 70-300 DG Macro

Manfrotto Tripod Legs

Manfrotto 3d Head

Black Rapid RS-7

Black Rapid FastenR-T1 with a Manfrotto 200PL-14 QR Plate

I had an interesting moment at first. Even after reading the manual of the ShutterBoss, I could not get the thing to work. I quickly got frustrated. Then I  realized I had changed my camera setting that so that I autofocused with the AE-L / AE-F Button. Once I switched the camera back to normal, everything worked fine. Just like on your camera, with the shutter boss, you press halfway to focus, then press fully to trigger the shutter. I took everything out to shoot the Super moon of March 19, 2011. It got a little cold in the park,  so I sat in the car and triggered the shutter. It was a nice time to test out the Extended Range of the ShutterBoss.

The ShutterBoss, which can be wireless or wired, is a shutter release remote with a variety of timer functions from a long exposure timer to a continuous shutter releases. The Shutter boss works with a wide variety of cameras using different release cables. The Shutter boss I am using came with the  Nikon DC-2 Connection which works with the Nikon D90, D3100, D5000 and D7000. The remote portion works on 2 triple A batteries while the receiver sits in the hot shoe.

I’ll be testing this device with some landscape photography soon.

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