Remote for Rebel XT night shooting: Wireless or connected?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by seenew, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. seenew macrumors 68000

    seenew

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    I had used an IR remote that came with my Coolpix 8800 to do night shots with, so I wouldn't have to touch the camera, but then I found out that with longer exposures, the IR light from the remote/receiver was showing up pink on one side of my shots.

    So I'm looking for a remote for my new 350D, and since both the wireless and connected are the same price, I was wondering which I should get. Does the Rebel XT have this same IR interference as the Coolpix with a wireless remote?
     
  2. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I have the wired remote for mine, and like it. My only complaint is that it's easy to accidentally push the shutter release on the remote into burst mode. I never wanted the IR release, as you can't be behind the camera to use it.
     
  3. seenew thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, okay then. I'll look into the wired one. Thanks!
     
  4. oblomow macrumors 68000

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    A wired remote for the Canon 350D? That would be nice, I thought there
    were only wireless remotes. <checking> Yes, my favourite supplier only lists
    the wireless ones. Can you give me the Canon product code, so I can check
    whether it's available in the netherlands as well?
     
  5. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3.

    Amazon Link
     
  6. oblomow macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! found it. My local supplier has is for 45 euro ($50). That seems a bit pricey.
     
  7. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    I got the RC1 (wireless) a while ago for my 350d. I got wireless mainly because then i didn't have to be next to the camera to take a shot (light + flash painting). Good fun! I have never noticed any interference with the exposure.

    I am sure that the RC3 is more than adequate, but my B&M weren't able to get hold of one for me so I ended up with the RC1.
     
  8. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    There should be the 3rd party remote switch for Rebel at the half the cost of Canon OEM. I bought the 3rd party one for my D30 from Amazaon (it was called "high quality" something). I heard OEM switch is made of flimsy plastic as well; so there is not much difference in quality between the 3rd party and Canon OEM.

    I also think wired switch would be better than wireless. No worry about signal strenght, battery, and etc.
     
  9. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    just remember, there are 2 different wired canon remotes. the one above is the one for the XT, the other model is for the 20D and others....
     

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