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Jan 24, 2013 21:30 |  #1

I would like to purchase a remote shutter release for my 5D Mark III. I think the basic RS-80N3 will suit my rather straight-forward needs today and is only $45 at B&H.

The TC-80N3 is consdierably more expensive ($129) but it includes more interval shooting and timer options.

I would appreciate any advice, perspective, experience, etc that anyone is willing to share on this option. I just don't want to under- or over-buy due to my ignorance and lack of experience shooting with the remote. I have just invested in a tripod and need to integrate hands-free shooting asap.

Thanks in advance.

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Jan 24, 2013 21:44 |  #2

You don't need to spend $45 for a basic remote.

This one is only $7.50 and does the same thing. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Wired_Remote_S​witch.html (external link)

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Jan 24, 2013 21:46 |  #3

I have the TC-80N3. I don't use it a ton, but when I do, the advanced functions are very handy. It can even combine functions to do something like: Wait 10 seconds, then shoot 5 frames, 2 seconds apart. If you don't want to pay for the Canon one, there's Hong Kong clones of it out there for a lot less.




  
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Jan 24, 2013 22:11 |  #4

If you want an intervalometer, then the Vello ShutterBoss is the way to go. They have a wired and wireless version.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …oss_Timed_Remot​e_for.html (external link)


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Jan 24, 2013 22:15 |  #5

Great feedback. Thanks to each of you. I think you not only helped with my decision, but also saved me a few dollars.

Much appreciated.


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Jan 24, 2013 22:48 as a reply to  @ wmcy's post |  #6

I also have the Canon RC-6, which I bough for my 550D / T2i. It also works with 5D3. Only $21.70 from B&H.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …eless_Remote_Co​ntrol.html (external link)

I still have my RS-80N3, which never left the house ;)


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Jan 24, 2013 22:52 |  #7

X tan,

Will the RC-6 allow you to hold the shutter release for a series of bracketed shots?


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Jan 24, 2013 22:58 |  #8

wmcy wrote in post #15530852 (external link)
X tan,

Will the RC-6 allow you to hold the shutter release for a series of bracketed shots?

Never try before, but I think it should - I can try it after work.

The beauty with RC-6 is that it can do self portrait. And much much more portable.


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Jan 24, 2013 23:01 |  #9

Thank you.


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Jan 24, 2013 23:16 |  #10

You can do self portraits with the wireless Shutterboss very easily. You can set the timer to however many seconds (not limited to 2 or 10 seconds) and have it take any number of shots at a time. I usually set my time for 7 seconds and have it take 4-5 shots in a row.


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Jan 25, 2013 14:53 |  #11

v35skyline wrote in post #15530690 (external link)
If you want an intervalometer, then the Vello ShutterBoss is the way to go. They have a wired and wireless version.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …oss_Timed_Remot​e_for.html (external link)

Some online reviewers of the Vello Shutterboss complain that the 3-pin connector doesn't fit well and falls out. (I have a 7D, so the 3-pin issue would apply to me. I'm not familiar with the OP's 5Dm3 so that may not apply to him...)

Anybody here have that problem?

This is a timely thread as I'm looking for a remote w/intervelometer capabilty...

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Jan 25, 2013 15:02 |  #12

I have a 5D2 and the pin never falls out. Order from BH or Amazon. Returns are hassle free if you have problems.


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Jan 25, 2013 15:05 |  #13

Also, great thing (at least about the wireless version that I have) is that the cable is removable on both ends. So if and when you change cameras and need a new plug, all you have to do is get a new cord for a couple bucks and it'll work with your new camera. Wireless version can also be used wired if you'd like.

The UI on the Shutterboss is excellent.


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Jan 25, 2013 16:21 |  #14

Not sure if you own an iPhone/iPad, or if you want to spend this much money. But if you do, this thing is amazing:

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Jan 25, 2013 17:58 as a reply to  @ mafoo's post |  #15

Ok, finally have some time this morning and tested with my 5D3.

Mirror looking and AEB are definite working with this RC-6.

Have fun :)
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