Remote shutter release cable – this shoud be in your bag!


Ok, so this isn’t as sexy as some of the other cool gadgets I’ve listed but it’s a great smaller gift and another ‘must have’ item if you want to dabble in landscape photography, low light or slow shutter speed work.

I hesitated to recommend this as there are many options depending on the model of camera you have but I believe it’s worth the effort as these are such a good buy.

What does it do?

Ok so I can’t assume you know what this is. In simple terms this lead allows you to take your photo by clicking the button on this lead rather than pressing the shutter release on your camera. The benefit of this is that you eliminate any chance of moving the camera while it’s fixed on your tripod.


What about the wireless ones?

Good question, the wireless ones can seem attractive and for certain work they do the job fine but they require you to point the unit at the front of the camera as it works by line of sight to the receiver. Now for me, I want to be behind the camera and in some cases standing back so my shadow isn’t being caught, I’m just not convinced the benefits of wireless are worth the faf.


How much and where can I get it?

I like your keenness! The prices vary slightly depending on your camera but as you can see below they’re around £7.

As with all my recommendations I stick with Amazon. I personally love shopping there as I get to see the reviews and they store my card details so it’s very quick to buy.

Note: Most of these small accessory suppliers are outside the UK so double check delivery times and find an alternative supplier if you need it in a hurry.

Lets do this by camera make and model:


300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 1000D, 1100D, 60D – buy here

30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D mk II, 5D mk III – buy here



(I confess I’m not over familiar with the Nikon range so hopefully this covers most of them)

D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D600, D7000, D7100, D90 – buy here

D70s, D80 – buy here


Please do double check that your model number is definitely mentioned on the page I sent you to!

This has been a tough list to put together. Please give me feedback if you spot any errors in the lists I’ve put together, I’m going on what Amazon’s advertisers are listing.


Well hopefully you found one for your camera. With such a small price tag I’d definitely add one of these to your kit bag. Like many of these accessories they’ll outlive you!

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