I have been using a Seculine Twin1 R3-TRN wireless remote for some time now and I wouldn’t be without it for close ups when I am using a tripod and live view to avoid camera shake.
In the last few days I have had a problem with the shutter not firing and am going to have it checked to see if the problem is with the unit or the 10-pin connector on the camera.
As a result of this, I was searching the web and came across something that I have been expecting the camera manufacturers to come up with for some time now, namely a remote screen that allows you to view the image on your camera from any direction. But this device is made, not by a camera manufacturer, but by the same people as the wireless release mentioned above, namely Seculine.
There are in fact two types of unit available, one that fits over the viewfinder and relays an image to the screen. It does this by working like a video camera and filming what it sees in the viewfinder. The second, for cameras that have a live view facility, is a unit that produces the image that would normally appear on the camera screen by using the TV output port on the camera.
The Seculine Zigview 2.5 inch screen can be mounted up to 50m away from the camera and the unit can also be used for a range of timer interval shots. See http://www.zigview.co.uk/
The amazing thing is that although the units have been available for 12-months, they don’t seem to have received too many reviews. I would have thought that people would be crying out for one of these things and I will try one myself as soon as I can. If anyone has direct experience, either good or bad, I would be very pleased to hear about it.