So you’ve decided you want to buy a remote shutter release for your Sony A7III. That’s great! A remote shutter release can be a really helpful tool, especially if you want to take long exposures or Self Portraits. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the things you should look for when purchasing a remote shutter release, as well as some of the pros and cons. We’ll also touch on where to find reviews and how much you should expect to spend. Finally, we’ll go over some of the common problems you might encounter when using a remote shutter release.
What features to look for
When purchasing a remote shutter release, there are a few key features you’ll want to look for. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the remote is compatible with your camera. Not all remotes are created equal, and not all will work with every camera model. If you’re unsure whether or not a certain remote will work with your camera, reach out to the manufacturer or retailer and they should be able to help you out.
Another important feature to look for is the range of the remote. You’ll want to make sure that the remote has enough range to cover the distance between you and your camera. Most remotes have a pretty good range (usually around 30 feet), but it never hurts to double-check.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the remote has all the features you need. Some remotes are very basic and only allow you to take pictures from a distance; others are much more sophisticated and allow you to do things like change settings, start/stop video recording, etc. It all depends on what you need and how much you’re willing to spend.
Pros and Cons
Now that we’ve gone over some of the things you should look for when purchasing a remote shutter release, let’s talk about some of the pros and cons:
- Allows you to take pictures from a distance
- Can be used to take long exposures without shaking the camera
- Can be used for Self Portraits
- Some models allow you to change settings/start & stop recording video
- Not all models are compatible with all cameras
- Batteries can die quickly (especially if used frequently)
Keep these pros and cons in mind as we move on to discussing where to find reviews and how much you can expect to spend.
Where to find reviews & how much should I expect to spend?
When it comes time to purchase your remote shutter release, it’s always a good idea to do some research first by reading reviews from other Sony A7III owners. This will give you an idea of which models are popular and which ones tend to have more issues. Amazon is always a good place to start, but there are plenty of other websites out there that sell remote shutter releases as well.
As far as how much you can expect to spend, that really depends on which model you choose and where you purchase it from. Some models can cost as little as $20 while others can cost upwards of $100+. It all depends on your needs and budget.