Nikon Wireless Remote – New Kit for Urbex

Author sophos9 - Last updated: 11.08.2009

As some will know, the normal ML-L3 is not compatible with Nikon’s like the D200, D300, D700, D3, D2X and D2H etc. The genuine Nikon MC-30 remote costs approx £55, the Nikon wireless kit costs loads, not so cool – so I was after a wireless remote that did not cost silly money but allowed me to take remote shots.

I found a Chinese seller selling Phottix Cleon sets, they are both corded and wireless 10 pin remotes for the Nikon’s specified above – it cost me £23 delivered, awesome or what?

The item arrived within 5 days and I plugged it in a took a few shots – it works totally fine! I’m going to use this on the next urbex shoot – the wireless control works through walls etc so handy when you are shooting alone.

Phottix Cleon

Phottix Cleon

The wireless controller on the left is, erm, the wireless controller whilst the bit on the right is the manual remote which is wired to the 10 pin socket on the Nikon

Phottix Cleon remote attached to hotshoe

The remote can be attached to the hotshoe of your Nikon, this is a nice touch instead of having it dangle all over your tripod

Hotshoe attached

Hotshoe attached

Remote attached to Nikon

Remote attached
Was good when I tested bracketing, hold down the button and the Nikon brackets away, stopping when the exposure bracketing is complete.


Heres the tech stuff:


  • Radio control with working distance up to 100m (320ft)
  • 16 Channels available
  • Hot shoe mount – so it stays in one place
  • Single shooting / 2 second delay / Continuous shooting / Bulb mode
  • Receiver works as a wired remote ( even without the battery)
Phottix® Cleon N8 – Compatible with
Nikon N90s/F5/F6/F100/F90/F90X/D1/D1H/D1X/D2/D3/D2H/D2X/D2Xs/D100 with MB-D100/D200/D300/Kodak DSC-14N/Fuji S3 Pro/Fuji S5 Pro



Multi-function, hi-tech and compact device, good for using in many circumstances:

  • Use for less distracting background, more flexible image creation.
  • Use in B mode for night shooting or fireworks.
  • Use for macro shooting – eliminates camera shake.
  • Use in studio shooting.
  • Use for including yourself in family or group photos.
  • Use for self portrait or including your children and pets.
  • Use for children photography: Candids of the kids playing, grab a shot when they think nobody’s watching.
  • Use for astronomical shooting.
  • Use for taking photos in dangerous locations.
  • Use for wild life photography and hide yourselves somewhere else.
  • Use one remote to fire multiple cameras simultaneously by using multiple receivers on the same channel: useful for panorama photography, recording an historical moment, sports photography.

Well happy with this kit, cheap, wireless, good quality and even comes with battery – fully recommned it 🙂



#1Turk KrupinskiJanuary 12, 2012, 3:42 pm

sir: could you please tell me who to call to order the shutter release for the nikon D2H camera. i see no order form or number that i can call. please let me know. thank you for your time and trouble.
Turk Krupinski

    #2sophos9January 12, 2012, 5:04 pm


    Check out their website – hope it helps…

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