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    question about a remote switch

    Hi all I have just purchased a 50D as an upgrade from my 50E film camera. I have a remote switch ( a RS 60E3 ) which I used on the 50E. Reading the 50D manual it says I need to buy a RS 80N3 remote switch, just wondering if the old one may work or are digital ones different. Thanks for any input, regards, Jeff

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    The remote shutter release for your film camera may work, but often the connections have changed as the move to digital has progressed. Hopefully someone with a Canon background can be more specific, but do not be surprised if it will not work.
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    Thanks Rick, I think you may have answered the question for me, on inspection ( which I should have done first ! ) it looks like the conection is different, and i dont suppose they make adapters. Cheers mate, Jeff

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    The RS 60E3 has a different connector than the RS 80N3 - you could possibly get an adapter, otherwise you may as well purchase a new one - aprox. $15 on ebay for a non-genuine canon.

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    Thanks for the reply Steve, I'll check it out, regards, Jeff

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    Jeff, if you're looking to buy a cheapie from ebay, my suggestion is to buy one of the timer remotes from china,

    You can get them for under $30 delivered to Australia. They work very nicely, but throw out the chinese CR2032 battery supplied with the unit and fit a new one as soon as you get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stixstudios View Post
    The RS 60E3 has a different connector than the RS 80N3
    Yup - the RS-60E3 has an E3 connector (a 2.5mm stereo plug), while the RS-80N3 has an N3 connector.

    If you want a wired remote, then there are plenty of cheap ones on eBay and elsewhere (have a look at the Yongnuo remotes on dealextreme.com for example - this one sells for just USD$4.80 including shipping (reviewed here).

    Alternatively, if you want a wireless remote, I like the ones from Phottix - such as the Plato (reviewed here).

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    It's a shame that Canon keep changing their connectors.

    Recently I was lucky enough to pick up a 60-T3 for my film camera including a 10ft extension cable for around $30 - and local. This has a screw in arrangement and is a PITA to attach - good thing they got rid of that connector though

    Steve.

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