Thursday, March 25, 2010

Testing new location

SUMMARY: Have migrated blog to meet Blogger's new limitations; now dinking around with things.
Something else I've been dinking around with: I splurged and got the wireless shutter release I've been aching to replace (after losing wired one with theft last year).


Now--testing a URL photo reference instead of a photo upload; photo from a monster-themed baby shower a couple of months back:

9 comments:

  1. Ooh! Now that you have your new shutter release working, maybe you could help me get *mine* working. :-)

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  2. Wait, the shutter release should just work! I plugged mine in, and voila. Have to turn it on, have to make sure it has batteries, if it has multiple channels (mine does), have to make sure that the control & receiver are set the same.

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  3. That doesn't quite sound like "should just work." I've RTFM and done everything it says (including making sure it has a *fresh* battery), but...

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  4. I didnt even know the made remote control shutter releases, Lol. I like the new blog. Diana

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  5. Well, mine *did* just work. Plugged it in and turned it on. Presto. Or is that PRESS-to. And the things I'm mentioning are blatantly obvious on the device for someone like yourself, I'd think. Did you check battery in remote & receiver? Where did you buy it? Did you ask them?

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  6. Diana: There are 2 kinds--infrared, which has to have line of sight to the front of the camera, and radio-frequency, which doesn't. Latter is better IMHO for obvious reasons.

    Also there are generic and manufacturer-specific types. My generic one cost half of what the Canon equivalent would cost, and it's not clear that I've lost anything by doing that.

    Oh, and each camera needs the correct variety, since they all have different connectors (and, if infrared, has to work with your specific camera).

    So, oh, Steph, maybe you have the infrared type if there's only one piece to it? So maybe the other things are: are you in correct position for camera to get the signal, and do you have hte right one for your camera?

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  7. Supposedly it's the right one for the camera. It's IR and I've aimed the dan thang right at the sensor. No release. Gotta take the works to the camera store to say WTFO?

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  8. Ooooooh! I'm jealous of your new toy! Have fun with it. "PRESS-to" - lol.

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