Long distance remote shooting.

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  1. tomhooper

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    I would like a way to remotely trigger my shutter from say 50 ft away or even more. I shoot a Rebel XT and have a wireless remote, but it is only good out to about 15 ft and you have to be in front of the camera, or at least in that general area. A wired remote is made, but only has a cord of about 2 ft. Is there something out that that is longer or some type of wireless device that I am not aware of? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    http://www.cnjjc.cc/products/wr-wr100c.htm

    I use this system on my 40D and it works flawlessly. The range is said to be up to 100 meters and it has two buttons: one to autofocus and one for shutter release. I use it quite a bit and for the money, it is darn good so far.

    derrick
     
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    If you know how to, i bet you could grab the 2 foot wired remote cut it in half and extend it yourself.
     
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    I got the phottix C8 for my 40d from ebay, it is still working great,......i think the C1 is for xt....
     
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    I bought a cord that allows me to trigger my Canon DSLRs with the Pocket Wizards I normally use to trigger flashes.
     
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    Thanks for all the input, I ordered a wireless RF trigger from somewhere in Hong Kong. I'll let you know how it works.
     
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    Add one very positive experience from me.

    I don't have the one for the Canon, but I do have the one for the Nikon D200, and it does trigger the camera from an easy 120 feet with 0 misses (claimed range is 100 ft). I bought my flash Cactus V2s triggers/receivers and the remote camera trigger from GI... very friendly, very good after sales service and very quick (considering the time differences between Hong Kong and Canada).
     
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    From someone?? Don't you know who you bought it from or if it was GI or not? :lol:
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what would ranges like 100ft be used for?
     
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    Setting up the camera in a covert location and you being able to trigger the shutter remotely for some truly candid shots?
     
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    - if you want to shoot several cameras from very different locations far away from the stage to get the performance from different angles.

    - for self portraits with a long tele lens :mrgreen:
     

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