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RS 60e3 vs TC80 n3

 
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Dec 12, 2011 21:13 |  #1

These are the products

http://www.amazon.com …tch-RS60-E3/dp/B00004WCID (external link)

http://www.amazon.com …rol-Cameras/dp/B00009XVA3 (external link)

I'm wondering what the difference is between the two. I have yet to find a simple comparasion of them and it appears they do just about the same thing according to the information given. I've never used any of these as I am a newbie to anything other than lenses, and was wondering which would best suit for long exposures that I'm going to attempt to be doing. Any info/reviews is greatly appreciated, sorry for the dumb question.

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PS: I'm also shooting with the t1i, some of the sites don't like the tc80 with it, while some say it is compatable... I typed into google "canon t1i shutter remote" and what I got was the rs60 on most of the results.. I heard of the TC80n3 from a friend who uses it.


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Dec 13, 2011 00:41 |  #2

The RS60-E3 has an E3 connector, while the TC80-N3 has (you guessed it!) an N3 connector. They're different plugs and one won't fit in the other. I'm not sure which one the T1i has, but that will determine which remote(s) you can use with your camera.


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Dec 13, 2011 00:50 |  #3

The first one is just a simple wired shutter release. Press the button the shutter go "click-click" for the set shutter speed. Put the camera into BULB, press the button ad push the nob (don't know what else to call it) and the shutter goes "click" and stays open until you pull the knob back ("click".... That's the shutter closing....sorry in a goofy mood tonight)

The second one works the same way but also does a whole lot more. You can program it to stay open for a set amount of time, set it to take X amount of photos with X amount of delay between shots (great for timelapse). And I'm sure there are more features that I'm missing

Also it looks the second one will not work in your t1i as it looks like that one has a three pin connector but the t1i uses a sub-mini connector (aka:E3). Also the first one requires no batteries and is smaller where the second one requires batteries and is larger.

There are less expensive versions of both made by Vello and other company's that do the same things as well. Personally I own the first one and use it for long exposure shots (I also own a t1i)...Persoanlly I wish I would have gone with the Vello version as its about 1/3 the price. I'm also looking at getting the Vello timed remote (the Vello version of the second one) so I can give timelapse shooting a try.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 02:12 |  #4

As was mentioned above there are a couple different connection types in Canon DSLRs. I believe the Rebels all use a smaller connector.

Anyway, if you look at the Canon site for your camera in the Accessories section you will see that the RS-630E3 will fit your camera without a special adapter:

http://usa.canon.com …1i#SuppliesAndA​ccessories (external link)


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Dec 13, 2011 19:52 |  #5

gremlin75 wrote in post #13536499 (external link)
The first one is just a simple wired shutter release. Press the button the shutter go "click-click" for the set shutter speed. Put the camera into BULB, press the button ad push the nob (don't know what else to call it) and the shutter goes "click" and stays open until you pull the knob back ("click".... That's the shutter closing....sorry in a goofy mood tonight)

The second one works the same way but also does a whole lot more. You can program it to stay open for a set amount of time, set it to take X amount of photos with X amount of delay between shots (great for timelapse). And I'm sure there are more features that I'm missing

Also it looks the second one will not work in your t1i as it looks like that one has a three pin connector but the t1i uses a sub-mini connector (aka:E3). Also the first one requires no batteries and is smaller where the second one requires batteries and is larger.

There are less expensive versions of both made by Vello and other company's that do the same things as well. Personally I own the first one and use it for long exposure shots (I also own a t1i)...Persoanlly I wish I would have gone with the Vello version as its about 1/3 the price. I'm also looking at getting the Vello timed remote (the Vello version of the second one) so I can give timelapse shooting a try.

Thanks for the info, I'll be keeping an eye open on the velo. Does the rs60 have a lock for long exposures? My friends old slr camera has a lock on it, so i'd imagine this one would, or should.


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Dec 13, 2011 20:07 |  #6

Bclaf wrote in post #13540887 (external link)
Does the rs60 have a lock for long exposures? My friends old slr camera has a lock on it, so i'd imagine this one would, or should.

Yes it does - if you look closely at the image in the link, you'll see the round button sits in a slider that has a couple of mm gap above it - that's the recess it slides into in the locking mode.

Big +1 for going third party though...with the exception of lens hoods I think the remote triggers are the biggest rip-offs in the camera world!

There's heaps of different 3rd party breeds on eBay.


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Dec 13, 2011 22:38 |  #7

Bclaf wrote in post #13540887 (external link)
Thanks for the info, I'll be keeping an eye open on the velo. Does the rs60 have a lock for long exposures? My friends old slr camera has a lock on it, so i'd imagine this one would, or should.

Yes, the lock is what I was talking about when I said "knob". Not exactly the clearest explanation by me :)

Any wired remote (canon or third party) will have a lock for long exposure shots. Really the lock is only needed while using BULB. The timed remotes should have the same lock as well when not using the timer programming.




  
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