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10/29/2007 02:04:13 PM · #1
My remote shutter release for my Rebel XT doesn't seem to work with my 40D.

Anybody know what model # will work. There's no mention of a wireless one which I can find in the manual.

I always used the wireless remote for long exposures with my Rebel (among other things). I don't want to be limited to 30 seconds on the 40D.

Cheers!
10/29/2007 02:19:54 PM · #2
it will say in the back of the manual. if it's LC-5 like for the 5d it costs about $600
10/29/2007 02:20:27 PM · #3
One of the more amazing lackings in the non-Rebel Canon dSLRs. The remote shutter solution is very expensive.

The LC-5 Wireless Controller for EOS runs about $650.00
10/29/2007 02:25:14 PM · #4
Hold on, let my find the one I'm probably going to get...
29.95. Photonotes.org has got a review of them if i remember well.
10/29/2007 02:26:50 PM · #5
i just looked slippy it's the LC5
10/29/2007 02:32:07 PM · #6
Originally posted by gloda:

Hold on, let my find the one I'm probably going to get...
29.95. Photonotes.org has got a review of them if i remember well.


get what ya pay for on those
10/29/2007 03:24:44 PM · #7
WTF!?!? :-O ..... >:-(

I paid about $25 for the one for my Rebel. This effing 40D is some kinda whore! (No offense meant to any whores.)
10/29/2007 03:27:24 PM · #8
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

Originally posted by gloda:

Hold on, let my find the one I'm probably going to get...
29.95. Photonotes.org has got a review of them if i remember well.


get what ya pay for on those


Shall we assume that you have some negative information on this product and would you care to share it with us?

Ray
10/29/2007 03:31:53 PM · #9
Consider getting the regular wired shutter release with a long cable? I know cables are so 1990's, but still it works and it's a fraction of the price of the wireless remote.
10/29/2007 03:36:16 PM · #10
Originally posted by gloda:

Hold on, let my find the one I'm probably going to get...
29.95. Photonotes.org has got a review of them if i remember well.


I've got that same remote...love it. Never had any issues with it at all.
10/29/2007 03:38:09 PM · #11
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What I'm looking for is what I have in the IR release for my Rebel. I want to be able to put the 40D in bulb mode, press the remote to open the shutter, wait for as long as I want, press the remote again to shut the shutter. I don't know if a wired onewill do that for me? I do dislike cables, though.
10/29/2007 03:43:47 PM · #12
Originally posted by cryingdragon:

Originally posted by gloda:

Hold on, let my find the one I'm probably going to get...
29.95. Photonotes.org has got a review of them if i remember well.


I've got that same remote...love it. Never had any issues with it at all.


It looks like the exact same I just bought at BH under a different brand name:
//www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/445043-REG/Dot_Line_RS_RT04_C3_Wireless_RF_Remote_Release.html

But mine must be 3x better since I paid 3x as much *grumble grumble*

No issues with mine either.
10/29/2007 03:45:10 PM · #13
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

get what ya pay for on those


I suppose there is a point where you get less for what you pay for as well... a $650 remote just sounds ridiculous! I just ordered one for my D200 (that should work on my future D300) on eBay. I don't need anything amazing... and $650???? wow... whats so special about it? I don't have any suggestions for EOS, since i sold my only EOS camera more than a year ago! :)
10/29/2007 04:19:45 PM · #14
Originally posted by staticoy:

Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

get what ya pay for on those


I suppose there is a point where you get less for what you pay for as well... a $650 remote just sounds ridiculous! I just ordered one for my D200 (that should work on my future D300) on eBay. I don't need anything amazing... and $650???? wow... whats so special about it? I don't have any suggestions for EOS, since i sold my only EOS camera more than a year ago! :)


As I recall it is more than a wireless shutter trigger, you can control exposure settings as well.
10/29/2007 04:26:40 PM · #15
@Art, it seems like they are the same ones indeed. Interesting.
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

get what ya pay for on those

That's the conclusion in the review on PhotoNotes, but I take that sentence to mean that you pay for the product not the name.
10/29/2007 04:48:13 PM · #16
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

...don't want to be limited to 30 seconds on the 40D.


With the 40D, you also have the option of 2 seconds. This probably doesn't solve your problem but may be helpful.
10/29/2007 05:04:59 PM · #17
TC-80N3 is a self timer, interval timer, bulb exposure timer and also has a shutter release count setting. I don't mind the cord.
10/29/2007 06:41:59 PM · #18
it pissed me off with the 300d -> 10d and they were even in the same 'model year'

the freaking 300d remote even let me auto focus, and i paid like $20 for it !

it's a stupid after market gimmic.

i'll by one of those cheap ones linked more than likely.

i don't like cords either.


10/29/2007 06:59:57 PM · #19
I bought a cheapy from China - seems to work perfectly well.
10/29/2007 08:39:48 PM · #20
I really didn't want to blow $100.00 on a remote for my 400D so I went to radio shack and bought a small black enclosure and a jack to fit my 400D (3contact). Then I bought a couple of cheap garage door remotes from an expensive dollar store near me and wired them in the box from radio shack.Took a chicklets container and put two momentary switches in it and taped it up to look good with a quick disconnect plug.By putting a quick disconnect plug on the box from radio shack and one on the plug from radio shack and installing a few 9 volt batteries in series I now have a remote that works from as far as 100' from my camera through walls or anything else. A lot of the bought ones for the canon cameras are line of sight only. If I want just a shutter release I unplug the remote box(receiver) from the camera and plug in the (chicklets) box with the two buttons(shutter release and focus)The only real drawback is carrying around a 2" X 6" X 8" box if I know I'll need the remote
10/29/2007 08:52:05 PM · #21
I bought the Phottix Wireless Remote for the 40D from eBay and it works very well. It doesn't require "line of sight" to work and the range is 320 feet/100 meters. It works in single shot or continuous shooting mode, as well as Bulb mode. The shutter release button works like the real one--press it halfway to lock the exposure and focus; press it all the way to trip the shutter.

It took about 2 weeks to get to me, though.

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10/29/2007 09:14:45 PM · #22
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

WTF!?!? :-O ..... >:-(

I paid about $25 for the one for my Rebel. This effing 40D is some kinda whore! (No offense meant to any whores.)


LOL I know the feeling buddy, Im finding out that pretty much everything is way more that for the rebel. gona research the crap out of the accessories next time b4 jumping in with both feet on the next upgrade :) then again I wouldnt trade the 40D for almost anything ATM I love it.

BTW I cant believe I paid $70cdn for a 3' wired remote better than nothing I guess :( but it did help in a way I guess to shoot my rainbow entry...

-dave
10/29/2007 09:27:19 PM · #23
Originally posted by AperturePriority:

I bought the Phottix Wireless Remote for the 40D from eBay and it works very well. It doesn't require "line of sight" to work and the range is 320 feet/100 meters. It works in single shot or continuous shooting mode, as well as Bulb mode. The shutter release button works like the real one--press it halfway to lock the exposure and focus; press it all the way to trip the shutter.

It took about 2 weeks to get to me, though.

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I bought the above also for my 30d. I am going to have to file down the plug a bit as the connection isn't strong enough. I was actually advised to do this from the people as they had had a few complaints about the same thing. Need to REALLY push it into the socket to make it work. If you get one that has that problem then get the nail file out and file a bit off the end of the plug. Have yet to do mine (only just got it) but am assuming that this will fix the problem.

Cheers
10/30/2007 04:46:24 AM · #24
OK, have done the filing thing and it connects great now. This remote is quite cheap $34AUD including postage from Hong Kong.

Auto Focus, immediate shot, 10 second timer, and bulb all available.

Edited to add:

I can't believe the 350d had an infrared remote and yet the higher end cameras don't. Sucks.

Message edited by author 2007-10-30 04:53:54.
10/30/2007 06:23:31 AM · #25
Originally posted by RamblinR:


I can't believe the 350d had an infrared remote and yet the higher end cameras don't. Sucks.


Infra red is not great as you need line of sight...

I actually had one of the Phottix Wireless ones arrive yesterday (10 days from point of purchse), for my 30D.
It seems well made and does the job. All in I paid £15 - Bargain.
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