Excerpt: This is an essential piece of gear to go with a DSLR. The remote does what it is supposed to. I don't use a tripod without a remote, but you can also use it with the camera on the ground, etc. I agree with Emily above that it would be nice if it came with a little pouch that clipped to your camera strap so you would never forget it.
Excerpt: This was my first experience with a wireless remote for my Pentax Kx. I could not be happier with it! With past cameras I had a wire, which I trusted to actually take the picture, but it does limit you quite a bit on where you stand, how you stand and...there's normally a wire in the picture if you wanted to BE in the picture...photoshop anyone?
Excerpt: This may not exactly be something everybody has to have, but when I got my camera, it was one of the first accessories I bought. I haven't used it too much, but plan on using it alot in the future. Excellent for group shots. Very easy to use, but also easy to lose ( I stuck it in my jacket pocket and almost forgot where it was). You have to set the camera to remote mode and check the focus; that's pretty much it.