When I am working on Macro Photography, or when I need to place my camera some distance away from me and remain out of the way to get a photo, a wireless remote shutter switch is the ideal tool. It is also great to use to start and stop programmed time-lapse photos.
The Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer from Vello is just such a device. It works on the 2.4 GHz frequency range, and the transmitter and receiver can communicate at up to 250 feet apart. It allows you to perform the basic function of triggering your camera remotely, as well as long exposures, and “elaborate time-lapses”. It has 99 channels built in and can be programmed for an infinite number of shots. It also features a delay setting and multi-exposure mode, and long exposures up to approximately 100 hours. While its wireless capability is the main feature, it can also be used as a wired remote.
The Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer from Vello is compatible with several camera models from Canon, Nikon, Sony Olympus and Panasonic, and can be purchased from B&H Photo Video for $99.