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Sep 08, 2011 10:32 |  #1

Hi, I am looking into getting a remote trigger but not really sure which to get. I see lots of off brands for really cheap. Can anyone suggest what I should get? Is there one that is wireless? I want to use it for landscapes and some group shots when I am using a tripod.


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Sep 08, 2011 11:57 |  #2

Phottix is usually the most popular brand for the inexpensive third party ones. I have one of their older ones and its worked well all the times Ive used it over the years.


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Sep 08, 2011 14:42 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #3

I bought two Yongnuo brand remotes from Deal Extreme...a standard version and the intervalometer type. Both work just fine without any problems.

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Sep 09, 2011 09:28 |  #4

Is there any reason to use the Canon version over a 3rd party?


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Sep 09, 2011 09:29 |  #5

Tommydigi wrote in post #13075239 (external link)
Is there any reason to use the Canon version over a 3rd party?

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Sep 09, 2011 09:52 |  #6

I get Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3 from B&H for $45, working well :)

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Sep 09, 2011 09:54 |  #7

x_tan wrote in post #13075351 (external link)
I get Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3 from B&H for $45, working well :)

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Sep 09, 2011 10:00 |  #8

You actually have TWO choices for a remote shutter release in the 5D Mk II.

1) RS-80N3 type wired/wireless shutter release plugged into the N3 connector (will not operate video start/stop)

2) RC-1 (also RC-5) Infrared wireless shutter release (will also start/stop video)


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Sep 09, 2011 18:07 |  #9

argyle wrote in post #13071302 (external link)
I bought two Yongnuo brand remotes from Deal Extreme...a standard version and the intervalometer type. Both work just fine without any problems.

Link: http://www.dealextreme​.com …on-eos-dslr-cameras-13892 (external link)

I have the intervalometer type and it works great...only had to replace the battery but never had any problems with it


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Sep 09, 2011 19:23 as a reply to  @ LostInInaka's post |  #10

Tommydigi wrote in post #13075239 (external link)
Is there any reason to use the Canon version over a 3rd party?

No...its just a simple switch. As far as reliability goes, I've been using the Yongnuo for a few years now, in all sorts of weather and environments, without a single problem. Spend more if you wish, but you won't be gaining anything for the extra cash.

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reliability

Not really...see above.


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Sep 10, 2011 08:21 |  #11

ben_r_ wrote in post #13070474 (external link)
Phottix is usually the most popular brand for the inexpensive third party ones. I have one of their older ones and its worked well all the times Ive used it over the years.

+1 for Phottix. My suggestion is to go wireless. You can direct subjects (models) and/or lights then shoot quickly.


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Sep 10, 2011 16:07 |  #12

Tommydigi wrote in post #13075239 (external link)
Is there any reason to use the Canon version over a 3rd party?

I have yet to see a third party one with the Canon style connector that has a locking sleeve on it. My third party remotes connector gets loose and wont work if someone looks at it funny from 20 feet away.


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Sep 17, 2011 09:56 |  #13

I ordered a third party one with the intervalometer for the 7D and couldn't get it to work. The replacement wouldn't either. One would AF if the cable was held just so but never triggered the shutter. The replacement wouldn't even do AF. Shorting the pins on the jack of the 7D worked just fine so it wasn't the camera.

Then I got the Canon RC1. It works flawlessly on my XT. Every once in a while I can get it to work on the 7D but never when I need it. I don't want to send the camera off for repairs for that so I was looking at getting a Canon TC-80N3 or RS-80N3. Now Argyle has me looking at the YongNuo!


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Sep 17, 2011 19:28 |  #14

if you REALLY want to go all out, have a look at the Promote (external link)...does HDR, focus stacking, etc...but it is kinda pricy (kinda being an understatement)


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Sep 17, 2011 20:48 |  #15

ben_r_ wrote in post #13070474 (external link)
Phottix is usually the most popular brand for the inexpensive third party ones. I have one of their older ones and its worked well all the times Ive used it over the years.

I am with Ben on this one. I used it in a gym to fire a camera mounted behind the backboard. I tested it from the far end of the court near the door and it still fired the camera. How did I know? I had a Skyport transmitter in the hot shoe and it fired my strobes. :-)

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