I’ve been wanting to buy a remote for my Nikon D5100 for a while. I shoot some long exposure things, as well as family pictures. A remote like this one helps to eliminate camera shake when you press the shutter button; this is useful for long exposure. This particular remote has a range of about 15 feet, so it can be used if you want to be in scene with whoever, or whatever, you’re taking the image of.
This remote was $6.95 from B&H Photo Video, and it was offered as an alternative to the ~$20 Nikon branded remote. Both are infrared, and both will work with a wide range of Nikon cameras. Setting up the remote to work with the camera is simple. All you have to do is press the “info” button, scroll down to “Release Mode”, and select “Quick-release Remote”. Now you can take shots remotely.
So far, I’m thrilled with this little remote. It wasn’t very expensive at all, and does exactly what it’s supposed to. Not to mention, it even comes with a battery installed.