Best Wireless Remote Release for Digital Rebel XT?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by christopheroquist, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Hi,

    I'm trying to find a solid, reliable wireless release for my 350D. I tried searching the forums but there wasn't
    much of a discussion on how these work or what the best products are. Are there any inexpensive wireless releases
    that work most of the time and all you to auto-focus (depress shutter halfway)? I looked on B&H but this thing
    didn't seem to have great reviews:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/445041-REG/Dot_Line_RS_RT04_EOS_Wireless_RF_Remote_Release.html

    I'd like a remote release for night/landscape/long exposure photography, and figure a wireless one would also
    allow me to take self-portraits outdoors (hiking/travelling).

    Does anyone have experience with a good one?

    Chris
     
  2. Is there a reason you're not interested in the RC-1 made by Canon?
     
  3. No reason - I guess I didn't come across it. Just checked it out, and it looks like what I'm looking for, thanks.

    Do you know if there is a model with a range longer than 16ft? Do these generally allow you to take photos in rapid succession? I know little about these kinds of releases.

    Thanks!

    Chris
     
  4. Anybody have experience with some of the RF-based remotes? Seems the RC-1 is optical and needs line of sight to the
    front of the camera.
     
  5. The cheap way

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5483
     
  6. Has anyone used the Pictosnap? RF-based and one press of the button apparently both focuses and releases the shutter?
    http://www.pictosnap.com/
     
  7. I own one of the following radio frequency wireless shutter release units. It was inexpensive at $109.95, and it works very well.


    http://www.adorama.com/CZDRHSCA.html
     
  8. http://photonotes.org/reviews/radio-remotes/

    It seems as though the Phottix ones may be a good option. I think they have a new version out that optionally mounts the receiver in the hotshoe. They also do a much more reasonably priced timer remote than the Canon TC 80N3.
     
  9. As for the best, it is probably the Pocket Wizard. Gonna be the most expensive as well.

    /M
     
  10. RC-1 made by Canon (on my Rebel XT)

    I've had this for about 2 years. I avoid using it; because every time I've needed a remote trigger, I've been frustrated with it's limitations. The trigger has to be held in front of the camera and when I was shooting self portraits with my children, it was very unreliable. It probably only triggered the shutter about 1 out of 4 times. I had to have the trigger in the photo in order to activate the camera.

    I would suggest that this remote is ONLY good for close-up self portraits (as long as children are not in the photo). I wanted it for portrait photography to allow me to step away from the camera but I guess I need to upgrade to an add-on system. I can't afford the Pocket Wizard but I might check out the link Summer posted.
     

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