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Destiny
12-26-2011, 08:15 PM
Hi... sorry I haven't been chatting.... and sorry for returning back with the same old issue... My remote was working but then it stopped a few weeks ago so went out and bought new battory for it.. It seems to want to work, when I press it, it seems to want to fire and even the timer setting seems to want to work but the shutter will not go off... I think it might be time to send it back.. but I do not have the packaging it came in so perhaps its time to move on to a new brand... I do not think I would be recommending this product to anyone.. its caused me too many issues.. I was wondering if I have missed something.. The connection is in as tight as it will go.. it seems to want to work.. it goes from red to green... but it does not trip the shutter.... perhaps I need to do something else.. I am sure I have it all set ok... It was working until the battery died.... Perhaps I should have sent it back from the beginning...

Any suggestions would be appreciated...

Destiny...

Destiny
12-26-2011, 09:01 PM
I have just sent hahnel an email... with a link to this tread... I really love my remote but not when it doesn't work.. I was wondering.. The light comes on and flashes to green and it focuses.. so it must be transmitting.. but the shutter is not released.. Perhaps the battery is not powerful enough.. Just a thought..

I press the test button, it focuses and appears ready to shoot but nothing happens.. When this first happened it was due to the very tight two part connection cable having to be pushed very hard together.. They are connected ok now.. so I think its always been a dud, very temperamental.. ....

Destiny...

Destiny
12-26-2011, 10:02 PM
.... and when I first had an issue I sent this mob an email http://gerrygibbscamerawarehouse.com.au/ but they never bothered to respond.. So.. I have never bought anything from them since... If they had learnt from my issue they might have been able to help others.. Good customer service is at the top of my list...

Destiny...

hindenhaag
12-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Hi,

Check that the camera can focus to a sharp setting. When I take pics of the NN Panoheads and the focus is in between the rail towards a white background, the shutter release is blocked. It is ready when you see a steady point in the viewfinder.

Heinz

Destiny
12-26-2011, 10:26 PM
Thank you Heinz... It focuses ok... I can see the lens focusing when pressing down the remote button.. its fine.. but it fails to trigger the shutter... It focusses fine... It has been working but it stopped.. I did not know why but then I realised it must be the battery.. so I bought a new one... I bought two and tried both just incase it was the battery but its the same... I have made sure the cable are connected ok... I must be missing something.. or forgetting something.... I have tried it on Auto and Manual.. No luck..

Destiny...

Destiny
12-26-2011, 10:59 PM
I have just tried it all again.. I am sure its a dodgy remote.. I couldn't even turn it off.. Sometimes its necessary to press the remote to make the red light go off but this time I wouldn't even do that.. I had to take the battery out to make it turn off... So... I don't want the same brand but I really like a wireless remote.. any suggestions on which one to buy....? No way will I buy another one of these...

Destiny...

Destiny
12-26-2011, 11:55 PM
Perhaps this one might be better.. It seems to do a lot.. has anyone used it....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749294-REG/Vello_RCW_N2_Wireless_ShutterBoss_Timer_Remote.htm l

Destiny...

Destiny
12-27-2011, 06:28 PM
Well, things are looking up.. Hubby just received an email from Garry Gibbs Camera House... saying to send it back for a replacement... :).. I never received an email the first time it would not work... I have asked if I should return without packaging since I threw it away.. oh hum.. silly me.. I did a search online for faults with this wireless remote but could not find any so perhaps its normally reliable..

Destiny...

Destiny
01-13-2012, 09:16 PM
Hi again.. Well.. I have to do a bit of concluding here... Sorry I realise that this is a Nodal Ninja 4 ticket..

I was asked to send my remote back to Gerry Gibbs Camera Warehouse only to be told that they could no longer get the product.. It was a real shame I had a dud.. A friend of our bought one and it works fine on my camera and hers.. So just bad luck...
www.gerrygibbscamerawarehouse.com.au

The fist time I had issues with my remote I did not get a response back but this time round the the e-store manager has be really helpful in getting back to me very quickly and letting me know how things are going.. I would rate the after sales service very high.. Perhaps my first email went missing...

I was going to buy the Hahnel Inspire Remote Control with Live View Nikon instead since Gerry Gibbs stocks them at a very good price..
http://gerrygibbscamerawarehouse.com.au/accessories/camera_remote_control/nikon_remote_controls/hahnel_inspire_remote_control_with_live_view_nikon

... but after reading reviews about the resolution of the monitor, I felt I would pass on it.. Others might not think it to be an issue.. I have therefore decided that I would buy the Gigtube Wireless Digital Viewfinder at about the same price but the receiver is stronger and the image quality is better too.. Unfortunately Gerry Gibbs does not stock this unit.

The e.Store Manager has said they would give me a full refund so as far as buying anything from Gerry Giibbs WH, I would support them since they have shown to be very trustworthy...

When I get my refund I will buy the Aputure Gigtube Wireless Digital Viewfinder.

http://www.aputure.com/en/product/gigitube_wireless_digital_viewfinder.php

There is a much more expensive unit at this link.. Looks very nice but its twice the prince..
http://www.phottixstore.com/store/wired-remotes.html
For those rich people out there...

This brings to an end my remote issue.. I hope...

Thank you to everyone that helped and supported me with this issue..

Destiny..

Vincèn
01-13-2012, 09:47 PM
... but after reading reviews about the resolution of the monitor, I felt I would pass on it.. Others might not think it to be an issue.. I have therefore decided that I would buy the Gigtube Wireless Digital Viewfinder at about the same price but the receiver is stronger and the image quality is better too.. Unfortunately Gerry Gibbs does not stock this unit.
When I get my refund I will buy the Aputure Gigtube Wireless Digital Viewfinder.
http://www.aputure.com/en/product/gigitube_wireless_digital_viewfinder.php
Be careful to get the new model of Gigtube, it's better, has been improved for multiple features and is supposed to be same price than previous model ! More details here about it: http://www.aputure.com/blog/2011/12/20/gigtube-wireless-2-live-view-lcd-remote-viewfinder-released/ I'll have it in stock here (France) end of month so it should be also avalaible in Aussie area already or very soon :001_smile:

Vincèn

Destiny
01-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Hey Vincèn, nice to hear from you...

Thats very interesting.. I will let you know who I buy it from before buying it to make sure its the right one.. I am a bit over the remote thing.. This one sounds and.. the link you sent makes it took awesome.... It should be a fun thing to use.. The main advantage I can see is small areas for me.. I was shooting some images in an shop ally-way where it was really narrow.. also it will be great for inside cars... I only have to worry about moving my NN4 round... I have had my NN4 for about a year now I think.. I have moved it heaps of times but it still click into place like new.. It must be really well made inside...

Take care
Destiny...

Destiny
01-13-2012, 11:32 PM
Well Vincèn.. I have just been chatting to my girlfriend who also bought the same wireless remote.. I thought it was working fine for her but she said she sent it back weeks ago.. Same as mine, it was a dud.. Perhaps thats why they do not make it anymore... I am sure they can't all be duds...

So... she is as excited about this new Gigtube Wireless II too.. But we cannot find anyone that sells it... It is still very new so perhaps it will be in shops soon... I have read a bit about it and it's looking really good..

This has gotten us thinking.. There are many motorised pano heads and there are things like this wireless remote.. But.. With this wireless remote, if you want to shoot images of a animal or bird you have to wait for it to come into view.. There is no remote pano head as far as we can find... I am sure there are since this is used in security but not sure if they are remote... Probably very expensive too..

Destiny...

Rosauro
01-15-2012, 11:03 PM
There is no remote pano head as far as we can find... I am sure there are since this is used in security but not sure if they are remote... Probably very expensive too..


Yes they do exist.

Trying to keep the topic on NN products I'm not sure if it is disrespectful to introduce other heads here. Bill you know this remote head topic can easily be divided into many sub-sections.

Vincèn
01-15-2012, 11:24 PM
So... she is as excited about this new Gigtube Wireless II too.. But we cannot find anyone that sells it... It is still very new so perhaps it will be in shops soon... I have read a bit about it and it's looking really good..I think you'll have to wait few weeks yet as product is brand new and manufacturer just starts shipping it :)


Trying to keep the topic on NN products I'm not sure if it is disrespectful to introduce other heads here. Bill you know this remote head topic can easily be divided into many sub-sections.
Thanks Rosauro for reminder, I separated that part of thread in a new one so original thread is not polluted by these side discussions :001_smile:

Vincèn

Destiny
01-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Yes, sorry Vincèn I guess it was detracting away from the NN content.. and.... Rosauro, sorry to you too..! I guess you wouldn't want to hear about my remote issues.. and.... Bill, you know I would never take away the gloss away from any of your products... I guess since I was lead into the Gigtube Wireless by virtue of my dud wireless, I guess it was only natural to make reference to a wireless remote since by virtue of the nature of this live view remote, a wireless remote too would be of benefit..

... still searching for one Vincèn .. I had an email from Aputure telling me that they have been released in limited stocks... When I do buy one I would be mounting on my D90, which will be mounted on my NN4 which is how it was supposed to have been in the first place and always will be since I have no real need for a remote pano head.. it was just a passing thought... ;)

Destiny...

PS.. I had an email from Gerry Gibbs.. He confirmed my remote was a dud.. He couldn't get it to work at all.. I spent hours trying to get it to work.. oh hum!!

Vincèn
01-16-2012, 12:28 AM
... still searching for one Vincèn .. I had an email from Aputure telling me that they have been released in limited stocks...
sounds logical, I should receive them here in stock end of month and soon it's Chinese holidays so all manufacturers will be closed during 10 days !

Vincèn

Rosauro
01-16-2012, 01:05 AM
Destiny no need to be sorry. I just quickly saw how the topic could easily explode while it was in the NN4 section.

When I said they do exist... they really do.
Here's my trunk-of-junk on remote issues... Just to give you an idea of what i meant by it could easily explode...

http://www.rosaurophotography.com/misc/pano/remote_stuff.jpg

Vincèn
01-16-2012, 01:28 AM
http://www.rosaurophotography.com/misc/pano/remote_stuff.jpg
nice modern art sculpture :clap:

DemonDuck
01-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Speaking of remotes -- a while back Nick said he was working on a mechanical shutter release adapter that would fit onto the NN3/4/5. I wonder how that's coming along.

Bill Bailey
01-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Bill, you know I would never take away the gloss away from any of your products... I guess since I was lead into the Gigtube Wireless by virtue of my dud wireless, I guess it was only natural to make reference to a wireless remote since by virtue of the nature of this live view remote, a wireless remote too would be of benefit..

... still searching for one Vincèn .. I had an email from Aputure telling me that they have been released in limited stocks... When I do buy one I would be mounting on my D90, which will be mounted on my NN4 which is how it was supposed to have been in the first place and always will be since I have no real need for a remote pano head.. it was just a passing thought... ;)


Hi Destiny - just a fyi - I have the gigtube wireless (first edition) and could never really get it to work well - very "iffy". Sometimes it would work (usually in testing) and others not like usually the times I needed it to work. And when it did work seems there was always interference of some sort. Having gone through problems with other Aputure remotes I've never been a big fan of them myself.

Bill

Destiny
01-16-2012, 07:25 PM
Hi Bill.. emm, well thats technology for you... I really don't want a hahnel either.. since my own was a dud and so was my girlfriends; she sent it back too.. the only other option as far as I can see for this type of remote is the Phottix Hector but its expensive...but looks great.. HD too...

I am still saving up the postage for paying for you to send my your D3s to look after :th_love::th_love:

On the other hand, I am hanging out to buy the new Nickon D4 when I win the lotto.. My new found friend in Japan has one.. She said its just awesome.. She also said the video and images are outstanding.. oh to be rich:blush:

Thanks for the info Bill.. I cannot believe they would all be duds.. From my last experience I will make sure I buy from a good dealer where I can get a refund or replacement.. Might even get an extended warranty on it... might be worth while for piece of mind..

Destiny ... Still your No. 1 Ninja :th_love:


Hi Destiny - just a fyi - I have the gigtube wireless (first edition) and could never really get it to work well - very "iffy". Sometimes it would work (usually in testing) and others not like usually the times I needed it to work. And when it did work seems there was always interference of some sort. Having gone through problems with other Aputure remotes I've never been a big fan of them myself.

Bill

Destiny
01-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Well.. Pro Hart will be jealous with this... If I were you I would keep it as is just incase you become famous... Then it might be worth heaps.. Another mans junk eemm .... I mean.. another girls junk is other girls treasure... I collect Springs... Love springs... not the big ugly ones.. but rather the beautiful one.. :).. so.. keep the two aside for me at top... LOL...

Destiny..

PS.. I don't see any gigtube wireless remotes in that lot so things might be looking up.. Mind you.. I have yet to see Bills junk pile.. ;)

Rosauro
01-16-2012, 07:49 PM
haha Believe it or not everthing in that pile works. I just made it look like junk for the shot. Some old and some new stuff in there.
No gigtube in that pile. The range I get with this gear is quite far. Let's just say I can control the camera beyond visual range.
mmm... farthest we've gone is about 1000 m or over 3000 ft.

Destiny
01-16-2012, 11:12 PM
:crying: so I guess no springs coming my way then.. oh well...

I would use my little Nikon inferred remote but it will not do bracketing.. So wireless is really the only option.. Since I won't be too far away, the receiver should work ok...

Destiny...


haha Believe it or not everthing in that pile works. I just made it look like junk for the shot. Some old and some new stuff in there.
No gigtube in that pile. The range I get with this gear is quite far. Let's just say I can control the camera beyond visual range.
mmm... farthest we've gone is about 1000 m or over 3000 ft.

raymo
01-21-2012, 01:26 AM
I thought the Promote Control was the only remote that did HDR bracketing ? I am going to order one next week when I receive a deposit for the next job. Should be awesome to do 5, 7, 9, 11+ brackets!
(~$AU340 to my door from bhphotovideo.com)

PS I have a D90 too, awesomely well designed camera.

Oliver Francis
03-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Remote for cameras is very helpful in so many works... its advanced...

John Houghton
03-28-2012, 12:01 PM
An interesting project is described at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1435018402/trigger-happy-camera-remote . Whilst it can do HDR exposure sequences, I believe the camera connection it uses cannot do short exposure times (at least not accurately).
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John