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4.2 out of 5 stars
Canon Camera Remote Control Cable TC-80N3
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2013
I was an "early adopter" of Canon DSLRs buying a D30 at Christmas 2000 (a whole 3.2 mega pixels !) and later in 2001 wanted a remote shutter release cable which because of the fitting on the camera body, had to be one of these and I can remember being shocked at the price back then, it is cheaper now. I took no notice of the timer functions for quite a few years until I became interested in time lapse photography when obviously I 'paid attention' and it works in that capacity very well. Being a Canon product, it is well made but whether it is a 'truly viable choice' in a world where far cheaper (rip off copies) of the same design are available at far lower cost, is a big question but then, some people prefer banded products.

Something that seems to crop up often in comments on these devices regardless of brand, is people complaining that "you can't turn it off" by which they mean the LCD to which the answer is "Why should you ? It's a 'watch', you don't turn your watch off and you wouldn't take the battery out of your watch just because you weren't looking at it, would you ?" Canon say that a battery (watch battery) should last about 3 years, my only comment is that from late 2001 to today, I have only changed the CR2032 once. From the perspective of time lapse photography, I have found the '99 maximum exposures' a limit on some projects so, as most of the "other" copies of this device will allow you up to 399, they may be a better choice, if you want to play with time lapse I hope that helps folks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2012
Excellent product...very controllabe, but expensive in comparsion to other brands. As mentioned in other reviews it has no On/Off switch, which means it stays on all the time... but Canon states that the battery life should last at least 3 Yrs.

I would recommend this product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
ARRIVED AS PROMISED AND AFTER A FEW MINUTES PLAYING WITH THE GADGET HAD IT UP AND RUNNING. EASY TO USE AND UNDERSTAND. EXCELLENT FOR NIGHT SHOTS ON B EXPOSURE AS YOU CAN PUT THE CAMERA ON A TRIPOD, SET THE EXPOSURE TIME, AND GO BACK INDOORS FOR A CUPPA LEAVING THE REMOTE TO DO IT'S STUFF.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 December 2012
This controller is expensive but the features and build quality are superb. It sits well in your hand and the whole thing can be controlled by one hand. Maybe this is not really needed, since your camera is probably sitting on a tripod, but it is just further testimony of the serious thought that went into the design.

You can set almost any combination of delays, bursts and repeats you can imagine. Or it can just be a cable release in the studio. Totally flexible.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2009
Although ludicrously expensive, this bit of kit works perfectly. my only complaint is that it will only allow you to set a precise number of shots to 99. you can do more by setting it to zero. However I usually want to do 125 frames and it would be nice to just set this and allow the camera and kit to do the job.
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on 27 December 2014
This is no question,expensive for what it is.However please take note of the following.A friend thought i was Nuts paying this much for a remote with timer controls for time lapse etc when much cheaper "Copies"are availiable. Several Months later........His El Cheapo unfortunately broke one of the pins of inside his 7D Body-This rendered the Cameras end,due to the colossal repair price,he had to buy another 7D-this was about 8 moths ago so the prices were lower (£875) ,From memory i think the repair was touching £500,requiring virtually complete dismantling of the camera.Im all for saving a few quid,but NOT when it comes to anything plugging into the camera,or attaching to the camera.The actual build quality of this is superb,& nothing has degraded in any way in my time of ownership.What isnt clear in illustrations,is there actually is a backlight which you can switch on and off.As expected you can set intervals,times,NO of frames etc.My only negative is the 99 frame limit?? Why Canon? However in actual use this is an extreme & rarely encountered issue.The Battery lasts years!,Its very easy and intuitive to use.Im not knocking a point of for this but Canon Should have included a soft case for this unit.I very highly recommend this for any Canon shooter.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I bought this pice of kit for Time-Lapse Photography and it dose what I need it to do and is very easy to use. Typical Canon build quality. I purchased a copy version of this item for around £20 it lasted about a month then died a death and ended up in the trash can. The moral of this story stick with original Canon kit.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2009
This does exactly what is says it does, except it is very expensive for what it is. It is plastic and the screen is very small. The lead could be a little longer also. I got this a while ago and thought I would use the automated functions, but to be honest I've only used them 3-4 times. Most of the time I use it just as a remote shutter. Docking stars due to the silly price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2013
This is a great product that does what it promises, but it is quite impossible to use with gloves in sub zero temperatures.
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on 4 July 2012
Of course it does its job and will probably never fail you. I compared it to the 20 euro model of "no name brand" and must say mine is by far better made, very solid. But, is it worth that much more money? I still hesitate to answer this question for the cheaper model does its job, too, it is just that the built is not that solid.
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