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:

    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?

  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.


  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
  6. Has anyone used the Pictosnap? RF-based and one press of the button apparently both focuses and releases the shutter?
  7. I own one of the following radio frequency wireless shutter release units. It was inexpensive at $109.95, and it works very well.

    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.

  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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