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Apr 22, 2012 17:59 |  #1

There are so many choices when choosing a remote shutter timer. I am looking to buy one to use for taking extended exposure shots with my t3i (600d). I've found a few for pretty cheap on eBay (<$20). I am a bit skeptical so I'm curious if I need to look at something of better quality since I'm used to photography equipment costing a small fortune. Since they pretty much all do the same thing; does it matter? Also, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Apr 22, 2012 18:24 |  #2

for the most part, they do what they say and work fine. It's a pretty simple device so it's cheap because 3rd party copies are easy to make. That's not to say there aren't better ones for those who want to spend more, but the chinese copies will typically work just fine and possibly not last as long if it's something you'll use regularly for a long time. For me, I figure it's 2-3 years max with a body tops anyway, and whatever I get next will likely have a different plug on the port so it won't work there anyway, might as well save money.

I've had good experience with the wireless yongnuo trigger from ebay. You can use the wireless remote, or if you want to pack light, you can hold the receiver at the end of it's cord instead of mounting it in the hot-shoe and activate the trigger by pressing the button directly. The manual was difficult to decipher but it's worked great since I took the time to figure it out.


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Apr 22, 2012 19:04 |  #3

These are pretty good, i use one with a different connector for my 7D...you can find them off EBay also

http://www.dealextreme​.com …ng-dslr-slr-cameras-19693 (external link)




  
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Apr 22, 2012 19:07 |  #4

I was thinking of getting this one from eBay..

http://www.ebay.com …052?_trksid=p51​97.c0.m619 (external link)


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Apr 22, 2012 19:18 |  #5

The major feature of OEM vs generic that can bite you in the butt that I've found is a hard on off switch. Some appear to stay on all the time; some have a "sleep" mode. I usually pull the battery out of mine and keep controller + 2-3 batteries in a ziplock baggie.


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Apr 22, 2012 19:22 |  #6

Biggest issue I've seen is with cameras that have the N3 connector - third-party releases often have a problem meshing fully with that. The 60D uses a more common (E3=2.5 mm stereo plug) connector, so if it doesn't work it's because you got one from a really junk vendor.


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Apr 22, 2012 19:32 |  #7

The canon ones I have seen do not have timers. I don't want to hold the button on the remote for 20 minutes! Since the 600D has the N3 connector, I would be best off buying something of better quality than the one I posted in my most previous post?


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Apr 22, 2012 19:44 |  #8

TheDingo wrote in post #14310228 (external link)
The canon ones I have seen do not have timers. I don't want to hold the button on the remote for 20 minutes! Since the 600D has the N3 connector, I would be best off buying something of better quality than the one I posted in my most previous post?

Canon one has a "lock" function so you don't actually have to hold the button down.


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Apr 22, 2012 20:04 |  #9

The RS-60E3 has the lock feature?


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Apr 22, 2012 20:13 |  #10

Yes. That's what I've got. It also has indentations and a headphone jack built in so you can easily wrap and store the cable.


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Apr 22, 2012 20:22 |  #11

TheDingo wrote in post #14310380 (external link)
The RS-60E3 has the lock feature?

Yes, it does have a lock feature. Press the button down and slide the switch up and it will lock.


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Apr 22, 2012 20:39 |  #12

Thanks guys.


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Apr 23, 2012 12:17 |  #13

Made the purchase on Adorama today! Thanks again for the input.


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