Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Control for many EOS Digital Cameras

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About Canon TC-80N3

This is a remote switch with an 2.6ft cord and a self-timer, interval timer, long-exposure timer, and exposure-count setting feature.
The timer can be set anywhere from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 min., 59 sec. A new dial enables you to easily enter the numeric settings with a single thumb. The LCD panel can also be illuminated. It has the new N-3 type connector, which locks with a simple push.
The rear of the Controller has a slot to store the camera's remote control socket cap.

Compatible with the following cameras
• EOS 10D
• EOS 1D Mark II N
• EOS 1V
• EOS 20D
• EOS 10D
• EOS 20Da
• EOS 3
• EOS 30D
• EOS 40D
• EOS 50D
• EOS 5D
• EOS 5D Mark II
• EOS 5D Mark III
• EOS 6D Body
• EOS 70D EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Kit
• EOS 7D Body
• EOS D30
• EOS D60
• EOS-1D
• EOS-1D MARK II
• EOS-1D Mark III
• EOS-1D Mark IV
• EOS-1D X
• EOS-1Ds
• EOS-1Ds Mark II
• EOS-1Ds Mark III

The Canon TC-80N3 is commonly used for Everyday, Everyday use, Home, Landscape photography, Long exposures, Macro photography, Portraits, Professional work, Studio, Travel and more.The Canon TC-80N3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Professional, Semi-professional among others.The Canon TC-80N3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon TC-80N3: Durable, Easy to use, Great features, Improves function, Lightweight, Reliable and Versatile

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (30),Lightweight (29),Reliable (22),Durable (17),Improves function (9),Great features (5),Versatile (4)
Cons:
Heavy / bulky (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (18),Macro photography (17),Landscape photography (16),Home (10),Studio (10),Everyday (7),Portraits (6),Everyday use (4),Long exposures (4),Professional work (4),Astrophotography (3),Office (3) Outdoor events / games (3),Time lapse (3),Time-lapse (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (23),Semi-professional (9),Professional (8)

Canon TC-80N3 Reviews

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4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, not perfect

A good unit, but there's a few improvements that could be made: - The cord isn't very long. - The buttons are small. - It doesn't seem like it was designed with one-handed operation in mind, some operations are awkward when using one-handed (Full reset, for example). - Delay intervals are measured in seconds. There should be finer interval controls (this means the shortest possible delay is one second). - There's no way to adjust the camera's settings from the unit, which means you'll have to...

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A good unit, but there's a few improvements that could be made: - The cord isn't very long. - The buttons are small. - It doesn't seem like it was designed with one-handed operation in mind, some operations are awkward when using one-handed (Full reset, for example). - Delay intervals are measured in seconds. There should be finer interval controls (this means the shortest possible delay is one second). - There's no way to adjust the camera's settings from the unit, which means you'll have to set bracketing on the camera body in order to do HDR without touching the camera. (You're then also limited by the camera's bracketing sequence, which on many cameras is not more than 3 frames) - In certain situations like mirror lock-up and bracketing, care must be taken to understand how the camera must be set up together with the controller. Even with the above, this product does perform exactly as advertised, and I've not had any reliability problems.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lousy 90 day warranty from Canon

I always keep very good care of my stuff and yet, my less-than-1-year-old timer remote has a frayed cable coming out of the unit (I suspect the cheap plastic the cord is made from isn't up to the cold as it's cracked through rather than warn.)[...] I'd suggest to buy the extended warranty but the remote is already too expensive.

Reviewed by 43 customers

 
5.0

A good choice

By

from Harrisville, UT  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

While in Maui, I did a series of morning and sunset time-lapse videos. The TC-80N3 was easy to use and reliable. I wish I had bought this first.

 
5.0

Love it

By

from Sauk WI  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

great for time lapse, long exposures and long timer delays

 
5.0

Well worth the price

By

from Tucson, Az  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Bought this timer for the recent lunar eclipse event. Set the program and attached to one camera which allowed me to capture the event perfectly while working a second camera in a more manual mode. I can see so many more uses over the standard Canon cable release.

 
4.0

What I expected

By

from Chile, South America  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

For years I've used a small, very effective but with limited (fixed) function, wireless remote for my Canon 7D. The Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Control went beyond helping me control exposure times for various situations requiring a remote control, especially effective for timelapsed shooting. Didn't give it 5 stars, because I would have liked a longer cable Than the one supplied and also would've prefer to have an on/off button, other Than that, I'm extremely happy and satisfied with this product and love to use it!.

 
4.0

Works as advertised

By

from Lake of the Ozarks, MO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Works as advertised. Instruction don't make it clear how to go past 99 shots when doing time lapse. You might consider a solution like the CamRanger. A little more money but a lot more remote functionality!

 
3.0

It's large

By

from Salt Lake City  -  Casual user

I have owned RS-80N3 before buying this timer control. I've also been using PocketWizard MultiMax for timed release/exposure control. The reason of buying this item was that I needed a longer timer duration, like hours. This item certainly does what it's supposed to do. However, I have certain complaints. There are four modes that may work either independently or in combinations. There is no immediate visual cue to tell which is turned on. I might forget that I have set one setting that is not current. It's also much bigger than RS-80N3 and may be cumbersome to use.

 
5.0

It pays to go with Canon

By

from Sebastopol, CA  -  Semi-Professional

Well made, easy to use (even with my big fingers), The plug fits into my 5D Mark 2 body even with my Kirk L-Bracket. Other brands that I tried did not allow for the bracket and could not fit. The fact that it does not have an off switch surprised me, however, it is very easy just to take the very long lasting battery out of the unit.

 
5.0

Essential Tool

By

from Nothern NY  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I bought this strictly for astrophotography. Excellnt tool that I couldn't do without. Very easy to use and accomplishes it's task without fail.

 
5.0

Convenient Performance as Expected

By

from Sayre, PA  -  Semi-Professional

Product came in a very protective bubble wrap package. I was tempted to use it right away, but I resisted and actually read the short instruction manual. Contrary to some complaints about the cable attachment to the DSLR (I use in on a Canon EOS 5D), I found it fits only one way, and there is a positive feel that is was secured in place. On my very first try, I set up EOS 5D with 100mm macro lens, right angle viewer and Canon MT-24EX twin flash, tripod with Novoflex rail, and this TC-80N3. This is a fairly bulky set-up for macro shooting in my garden. For a brief moment, I thought maybe I should have bought a remote wireless shutter release, but once I got organized, I was back to my normal shooting mode. I adjusted instantly and the cable release was a big help. Absolutely no motion artifacts from shutter release, as expected. I shall use a similar set-up for indoor table top shooting close-up and macro work.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Going to Shoot Oregon Star-trails...

By

from Midwest-to-Northwest  -  Semi-Professional

Looking forward to shooting 'star-trails' with my Brother, at next visit to Oregon!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
PAUL S  I wanted the intervalometer and long exposure functions. Works as advertised.
Tim O  is the Canon TC-80N3 compatible with canon 6d compatible?
ALLEN L  I don't know. I used it with my 7D
Tim O  compatible with canon 6d compatible?
JAY S  I use the timer remote on a 50D and it works well. I'm not sure about the 6D, but you check in Canon's user support group.
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