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Has anyone used this product or similar products?

Does it work like the shutter button, press half for focus and and than to click?

Do i have to point it straight towards the camera to click like a TV remote?

What is the main function of the Remote? to Click self images? or can it be used even from behind the camera?

Does it do the job of Remote switch RS-60E3?

Do u know other brands(cheaper) other than canon for this and have u used other brand other than Canon for this product?

What is the difference between RC-1,RC-5 and RS-60E3?

Post #1, Feb 20, 2008 00:19:56


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bhanu2217 wrote in post #4954632external link
Has anyone used this product or similar products?

I have not used one of these but did use an RC-1 when I used to have a 300D, it was ok at short distances and did the job I needed it to. Remember that both only work with the XX0D/Rebel series though.

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Does it work like the shutter button, press half for focus and and than to click?

Neither the RC-1 or RC-5 have the half button press for focus, it just autofocuses when you press the button then takes the shot imediately after.

bhanu2217 wrote in post #4954632external link
Do i have to point it straight towards the camera to click like a TV remote?

Yes you do, it's an IR remote just like a TV remote and the sensor is on the front of the camera so yes.

bhanu2217 wrote in post #4954632external link
What is the main function of the Remote? to Click self images? or can it be used even from behind the camera?

That's totally up to you, yes it does excel with self images but you can stand behind the camera and shoot as long as you reach around the camera to take the shot. Just make sure your arm is out of view.

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Does it do the job of Remote switch RS-60E3?

Basically yes, but the RS-60E3 is obviously a wired remote rather than wireless and has the ability to do bulb exposures and does have the half press function.

bhanu2217 wrote in post #4954632external link
Do u know other brands(cheaper) other than canon for this and have u used other brand other than Canon for this product?

If you want wireless then the only ones you'll find cheaper are generic ones, but the phottix unit is very highly regarded on here but will cost a little bit more.

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What is the difference between RC-1,RC-5 and RS-60E3?

RC-5 is a basic single button wireless IR remote.
RC-1 adds the functions of a bulb exposure mode and a 2 second delay but is also a wireless IR remote.
RS-60E3 is wired and adds the half press feature.

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Thank u.

Post #3, Feb 20, 2008 07:06:08


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Just to add ... my RC-5 worked with my 300D and works with my 400D, also using the self timer function on either the RC-5 will allow plenty of time to reach around and trip the shutter without getting your arm in the shot. It even gives you time to step in front, trip the shutter, and then retreat out of shot ...

Also, I seem to recall that on the Bulb setting, the first press opened the shutter and the next press closed it, with the result that long (30 seconds plus) exposures worked easily ... not sure, but that is what I think I remember ...

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I'll keep it simple for you.

Buy the RC1
Buy the RS-60E3 (wired backup)

You're set.

How about generic Brands?

There is many out there and all are essentially reliable. The build quality is what you have to worry about. IMO, I prefer Canon, I trust their build quality so it was a simple decision. It became a matter of which had better features.

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does anyone know a way of changing the timer time on the rc-1 from 2 seconds to 5?

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