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Any Suggestions of Timer Remote for Time-lapse Photography?

 
dickson918
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Mar 10, 2011 20:15 |  #1

I bought a cheap remote on Amazon but the connector won't hold on my 50D,
Fortunately, the seller was kind enough to give me a full refund.
Now that I got the money back, I was thinking to purchase a timer remote,
I notice the original TC-80N3 has metal on the connector end, why doesn't the others?
What do you guys using for your cameras?
Thanks in advance.


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Mar 10, 2011 23:10 |  #2

This:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …erBoss_Remote_S​witch.html (external link)

New one:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …erBoss_Remote_S​witch.html (external link)


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Mar 11, 2011 00:50 |  #3

The Pearlstone seems exactly the same as the one I saw on amazon, but it's $20 cheaper.
http://www.amazon.com …tails?ie=UTF8&m​e=&seller= (external link)
What do you guys think of this one?


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Mar 11, 2011 00:55 |  #4

I went ultra low tech and bought a Vivitar wireless trigger and I use a cooking timer app on my phone to keep time. When the alarm goes off you hit the button; simple. Granted I'm not doing time lapse photography, just long exposures at night.


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Mar 11, 2011 01:00 |  #5

Scatterbrained wrote in post #11999526 (external link)
I went ultra low tech and bought a Vivitar wireless trigger and I use a cooking timer app on my phone to keep time. When the alarm goes off you hit the button; simple. Granted I'm not doing time lapse photography, just long exposures at night.

Thanks for replying, that's what I am doing, but I want to try out time lapse, so need one that has time lapse mode on it, don't want to bring my laptop everywhere I go.


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Mar 12, 2011 12:08 |  #6

dickson918 wrote in post #11999503 (external link)
The Pearlstone seems exactly the same as the one I saw on amazon, but it's $20 cheaper.
http://www.amazon.com …tails?ie=UTF8&m​e=&seller= (external link)
What do you guys think of this one?

Nice! I must have missed this when I was doing research for a remote. Just by looking at the pictures compared to similar items offered on amazon, B&H, or other sites, I think it will be a good purchase and will do everything you want it to do. The remote itself looks almost like the Pearstone. The packaging looks like the Cowboy Studio version. For about 20 bucks shipped, I think its a great deal. I ordered one today.

This is the one I ordered. It works with the 60D:
http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1299953​227&sr=8-1 (external link)

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Thanks for spotting this! :)


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Mar 12, 2011 12:14 |  #7

dickson918 wrote in post #11999503 (external link)
The Pearlstone seems exactly the same as the one I saw on amazon, but it's $20 cheaper.
http://www.amazon.com …tails?ie=UTF8&m​e=&seller= (external link)
What do you guys think of this one?

this is the one I got... didn't get the chance to go out there and use it yet, but the build quality is okay.. doesn't have a cheap feel to it... and for less than $17, you can't go wrong....




  
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Mar 12, 2011 21:21 |  #8

Personally I find the original Canon one to be best, with the knock-off versions almost as good. About the only differences are the quality of the connectors, and the battery life.
The Canon ones are good for 2+years on a single button cell, the others are seem to be a few months on 2xAAA.


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Mar 13, 2011 18:38 as a reply to  @ Antzkiwi's post |  #9

What is the best timer remote for my canon xsi that I should be looking at?




  
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Mar 13, 2011 20:34 |  #10

I have this

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_C_Giga_T_Pro_2​_4GHz.html (external link)

Works with all canon models via inter changeable cords.
I am pretty happy with it.




  
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Mar 13, 2011 20:51 |  #11

dickson918 wrote in post #11999503 (external link)
The Pearlstone seems exactly the same as the one I saw on amazon, but it's $20 cheaper.
http://www.amazon.com …tails?ie=UTF8&m​e=&seller= (external link)
What do you guys think of this one?

Don't order the one you have listed here. If you read carefully you will notice it is for the D60, not the 60D. I know this from experience :(

Order this one instead : http://www.amazon.com …r?ie=UTF8&m=ATJ​1HHEILSBYQ (external link)

New Harbor was great to deal with. They refunded my shipping cost for the first one I ordered even though it was my fault for ordering the wrong timer. BTW the timer works great.




  
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Mar 14, 2011 01:30 |  #12

Does anyone have experience w/ the el cheapo ones from China? <$30!
http://www.focalprice.​com …ller_for_Canon_​Black.html (external link)




  
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Mar 14, 2011 17:59 |  #13

link604 wrote in post #12015247 (external link)
Does anyone have experience w/ the el cheapo ones from China? <$30!
http://www.focalprice.​com …ller_for_Canon_​Black.html (external link)

i got this one in august of last year works great no problems at all.

http://cgi.ebay.com …iewItem&item=26​0635240737 (external link)




  
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Mar 15, 2011 02:18 |  #14

Joedelf wrote in post #12014099 (external link)
Don't order the one you have listed here. If you read carefully you will notice it is for the D60, not the 60D. I know this from experience :(

Order this one instead : http://www.amazon.com …r?ie=UTF8&m=ATJ​1HHEILSBYQ (external link)

New Harbor was great to deal with. They refunded my shipping cost for the first one I ordered even though it was my fault for ordering the wrong timer. BTW the timer works great.

What gave you guys an idea that I own a 60D? lol
Both my first post and signature say I use a 50D:p


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Mar 15, 2011 02:19 |  #15

Antzkiwi wrote in post #12009303 (external link)
Personally I find the original Canon one to be best, with the knock-off versions almost as good. About the only differences are the quality of the connectors, and the battery life.
The Canon ones are good for 2+years on a single button cell, the others are seem to be a few months on 2xAAA.

Way too expensive for such a simple function, timelapse should have integrated in the DSLR itself.


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