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    shutter remotes

    Hi everyone,
    Im thinking I would like to buy a shutter remote for my 60D.
    What do you think about the wireless ones? Is it worth it or is there a high chance of it stuffing up?
    or would you prefer the ones with the cord and why?

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    I have used the cheap ($10ish including postage) ebay ones on both 450D and 7D, with out a problem, just bought one of the timer ones ( still waiting on delivery) so I can can do even longer exposures.

    edit *Just adding these are the infra red remote ones, and you need to be able to point them at the front of the camera for them to work.
    Last edited by davearnold; 03-05-2011 at 9:37am.
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    I just bought an el cheapo, corded, off ebay Danielle. Works fantastic. Unless you really want to spend big, get one. They do the same as the genuine for a fraction of the price.
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    I have both a corded and wireless.
    The wireless is the el cheapo one. To br honest sometimes its a bit hit and miss....but so long as I can see the camera I can tell when it has worked or not! Handy for doing self portraits. The corded one is best for bulb exposures and landscapes/macro where you need to be behind the camera
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    Wireless remotes don't work well when you have more than one person with the same brand of camera both trying use a wireless remote but they have virtues at other times.

    The corded ones are cheap as chips (the clone ones off eBay) and generally work fine.
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    I've got corded one with extension cord, it gives me in total around 2m plus long cord and works well.
    Thought about buying remote one, but decided to keep money in the pocket and use cheap=good one I got already.
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    Danielle if you are thinking wireless these might be of interest. They are remote flash triggers but do double-duty as a remote shutter release. I can't comment on quality as I haven't used them. (The company PROtog is a site advertiser here on AP).


    Cheers.

    Edit: If you intend using the remote for long exposures ('bulb' mode) check the remote is capable of leaving the shutter open.
    Last edited by fillum; 03-05-2011 at 12:45pm.
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    I'd recommend a yongnu yn-128 (may be a new version ?) wireless trigger, had it 2years and works well. Four switches to change channels. works on 30d, 1dmk3.cr2 battery hasn't been replaced yet, got it off ebay ex hong kong.

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    id buy a corded remote...as your bound to get the wireless one stuff up when the important shot comes along.....

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    Hi, long time: no see.

    I have both, i rarely use the wireless. As Peter said, a bit hit and miss. My Youngnuo corded is great 100% reliable.
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    Infra-red remotes have limited range and you have to be directly in-line with the sensor on the camera. I bought a Photix (radio) remote so I could be included in family photos (without setting the timer and sprinting). Also lets you take multiple shots so you can choose one where most of the people are smiling. The build quality seems quite good and the batteries last a long time. Can also use it as a corded trigger to reduce camera shake on long exposures, and you can get multiple cords for multiple cameras (I have a 450D and a 7D, and their remote triggers have different sockets).

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    When you do buy a remote, make sure the remote will focus the camera, as many of them only operate the shutter and don't half-press the shutter for the auto focus to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb666 View Post
    Wireless remotes don't work well when you have more than one person with the same brand of camera both trying use a wireless remote but they have virtues at other times.
    They don't work too well when you drop the receiver into the ocean, do they, Pete? :-P

    As far as frequency clashes, it's a problem we PocketWizard users can sometimes encounter in group shoots. PWs have four channels, so it's easy enough to avoid sharing the same frequency.

    For a wireless shutter release, unless you're going to shoot in pairs or groups, and your shooting companions are also using wireless shutter releases, a spectrum clash isn't likely to be a problem with even the slightest chance of interfering with your session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenedis View Post
    They don't work too well when you drop the receiver into the ocean, do they, Pete? :-P
    OMG .. we still can't "drop" this issue ...


    I'm currently using a el-cheapo $15 remote, it does the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenedis View Post
    They don't work too well when you drop the receiver into the ocean, do they, Pete? :-P
    As you know, that's why I use corded ones now. Easier to retrieve as they have a built in recovery string.

    Mind you, it is less painful that donating a Canon 5D to Neptune.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arnica View Post
    OMG .. we still can't "drop" this issue ...
    Peter has shown his willingness and ability to drop it...

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb666 View Post
    Mind you, it is less painful that donating a Canon 5D to Neptune.
    I'm well qualified to affirm that.

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    Just saw this, god u 2 are funny

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    I've just gone out and bought the cable release as my wireless remote won't take photos in continuous mode for a star trails pic.

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    This is something I pondered about a little while ago, I decided on a wired remote and I went for the one that allows for time delay/multiple timed exposures, useful for time lapse imaging so you don't need to keep timing and pressing the button( useful for star trails etc). works a treat! the only issue I have with it is that it has no on/off switch so you need to remove the batteries when not in use. It does however work as a simple shutter release with out the batteries. so not a major issue.
    This is the one I purchased thru site advertiser Phottix simply to support them for supporting AP http://www.phottixstore.com/store/wi...ixr-tr-90.html You could probably get similar cheaper on E Bay
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    photography is a solitary pasttime for me and so cross zapping with other cameras is not a problem when using my wireless. the only time i have ever had a problem is when the batteries went flat. mine is a cheap ebay one.

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