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Oct 09, 2015 07:26 |  #1

Has anyone got experience with these cheap timer releases? Such as this one. Im in the market for a timer release for long exposures but if one of these £20 devices works, why would I spend over £120 on the Canon...

http://www.ebay.co.uk …15175?hash=item​45fe133587 (external link)


It would be for my 5d3.

EDIT: Since writing this, I have bought a £14 one off amazon for a laugh.


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Oct 09, 2015 12:17 |  #2

tomstephens89 wrote in post #17738680 (external link)
Has anyone got experience with these cheap timer releases? Such as this one. Im in the market for a timer release for long exposures but if one of these £20 devices works, why would I spend over £120 on the Canon...

http://www.ebay.co.uk …15175?hash=item​45fe133587 (external link)


It would be for my 5d3.

EDIT: Since writing this, I have bought a £14 one off amazon for a laugh.

Not sure it is just a laughing matter. I bought a 16' cable release off ebay for $5.99 USD (probably about 4 pounds, right?). The Canon ones are way, way more than that. The $5.99 release works perfectly, day in, day out. I would expect the same performance from a timed release, especially if I paid as much as 14 pounds (roughly 20 USD) for it!


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Oct 09, 2015 12:21 |  #3

I have one that looks like that but has a different name on it. My only complaint is that there is no on/off switch so sometimes I find the battery dead. Now I take the battery out between uses. Otherwise it works well. The release button works without the battery.


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Oct 19, 2015 17:34 |  #4

I use a wireless version which cost about €15 and works flawlessly whenever used, although like the above post, there is no on off switch on the trigger which means the button can get pressed in the camera bag and run down the battery.

Other than that i cannot fault it.



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Oct 20, 2015 03:03 |  #5

Well I had the opportunity to test my new £14.99 timer trigger last week in Scotland and have to say it works perfectly. Can't fault it in anyway. Took a number of shots over 30 secs exposure and it didn't let me down once.


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Oct 20, 2015 13:43 |  #6

Sometimes the cheap gear gets a bad rep, and yes, it does not have the name, but essentially with a bit of time invested they can perform equally as good.

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