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Good Bit of Kit, it is what it is...
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.