This Christmas I got an awesome present. It was a remote for my Sony alpha a-100. This little device makes self portraits much easier. Among the features is that it does the auto focus from across the room! Now that is handy. I finally had some time to try out this little gem, and it works like a champ! Here is a picture that I took this morning. I definitely recommend this tool for anyone with an SLR. I can see it will come in handy in many situations. It will reduce the amount of hand shake when set on the tripod, and for those long exposures it will keep the camera absolutely still.