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

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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Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.