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Remote Shutter Release W/LCD & Timer

 
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Sep 06, 2014 05:47 |  #1

I need a new remote release for my 7d. I see a bunch that have a LCD and a timer built in, which seems like an interesting add on feature over the simple push button.

However, I have had wireless releases before, and they batteries always seem to be dead every time I reached for it. So I want to avoid anything that requires batteries to run.

My question.... does anyone know if the shutter release function of these types of remotes will function without a battery. I realize the LCD and the timer require a battery. It looks like the canon version works without a battery, but I can't seem to find anything on the 3rd party ones.


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Sep 06, 2014 06:18 |  #2

Are you talking Wired or Wireless?

The Wired Intervalometers - like THIS (external link) - do use batteries. But they last forever (several years is my experience). The shutter release mechanism should work even when the batteries are dead.

The Wireless Intervalometers - like THIS (external link) - needs batteries in the transmitter and reciever. My experience is that the transmitter batteries will need replacing every few months.


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Sep 06, 2014 07:00 |  #3

I have a wired one similar to Hollis's link. When I'm not using it, I pop one battery out and leave it in a zippered pouch in my camera bag. Three years and it still works when I put the battery in. Probably last a few more years...


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Sep 06, 2014 08:21 as a reply to  @ KaosImagery's post |  #4

Yep, wired ones. My experience with dead batteries has been with wireless ones, and that has scared me. I never considered pulling a battery out, might have to try that.

Think I will get the one from the first link. Thanks for your help.


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Sep 06, 2014 14:10 |  #5

boufa wrote in post #17138637 (external link)
My question.... does anyone know if the shutter release function of these types of remotes will function without a battery. I realize the LCD and the timer require a battery. It looks like the canon version works without a battery, but I can't seem to find anything on the 3rd party ones.

Yes. The eBay timers (Neewer, etc.) still function as a manual shutter release even without batteries.


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Sep 08, 2014 12:24 |  #6

try taking the batteries out when not in use,thats what i do theres no need keeping them in 24-7,seems i do this with my flashes to,it works try it.


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Sep 11, 2014 16:08 |  #7

I've got one of http://www.pixelhk.com​/Proshow.aspx?id=299 (external link) and really like it after trying the Hahnel Giga T and not getting on with holding it.

Works without batteries as a wired remote and has good range and battery life as a wireless system


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