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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value - great product, 21 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Hahnel Giga T Pro II Wireless Remote Control for Canon DSLR with Timer and Time Lapse (Accessory)
This remote costs not much more than the basic canon tethered cable release for my 5D yet does infinitely more. It works over tremendous distances and through walls and windows (unlike the ridiculously expensive and less well featured Canon wireless remote which requires line of sight) and is also a timer and time lapse device.

Very well made and intuitive to use - you won't need the instructions once you have used it once or twice. Can be used as a conventional tethered remote as well while keeping all the timer/time lapse functionality. Unlike canon releases, this can be used with a wide range of Canon models as it has two cables (it annoys me that I before this I had to have two different Canon releases for my two Canon cameras).

The receiver clips into the flash hotshoe but does not use the pins so if you want to use a camera mounted flash with this you can but will need to find a way to secure the receiver unit to your camera or tripod - a bit of insulating tape did it for me but you could easily devise something better.

The only slight niggle is that the plug that fits into the 5D remote socket does not have a firm locking clip like the Canon remote and is a bit of a sloppy fit. Theoretically if the cable were pulled I imagine it could bend the little pins in the socket, so care is needed removing the cable.
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Initial post: 4 Aug 2012 14:32:15 BDT
eD Grr says:
Hi, does anybody know if you can use this to fire the shutter remotely with a wireless flash trigger on the hot shoe so that it will also fire a flash?
P.s. Velcro is a good way to attach these things, if you don't want velcro stuck to your camera just attach it to your tripod.
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