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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 haveView full Review
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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Remote Control for EOS 1D M-III
It will be really nice for Canon to put a wireless remote control (RF or optical will be just fine) for their 1D series camera. They do this for XT and XTi for example.
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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.
great for time lapse, long exposures and long timer delays
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.
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!.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking forward to shooting 'star-trails' with my Brother, at next visit to Oregon!