Remote shutter??

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  1. bazza

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    Hello all,

    I want to buy a remote shutter for my camera but i'm unsure what type to go for.

    Is the infa-red type better or is it best to get a wire variation..

    What are your views, Any advise would be welcome..

    As always, Thanks.
     
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    Unless you shoot bulb exposures (in which case you MUST get a wired version because the battery would run out fast), get the wireless one.
     
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    I don't know about the Canon remote, but the wirelss remote for my D70 allows me to do bulb exposures. Thats how i've gotten 20 minute night time exposures.
     
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    I recently got the wired remote for my Rebel Xt and I like it. If you do any macro work you may want to get a wired remote because infrared sensor is on the front of the camera and you would have to have the wireless remote in front to fire it, possibly scaring off your macro "prey".

    I will admit I miss the wireless when doing self/group portraits.
     
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    Thanks to you all.

    The wired remote it is then because i love macro and as you say, the sensor is on the front..

    Is there any better makes out there or should i stick with canon??

    If so does anybody know of an average price?
     
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    I paid like $22 for mine on ebay. The cord is pretty short on the standard one though, I haven't looked into others. I would definitely go wired. I've sure had fun with it though.

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    Superb, i'm gunna get one, cheers.
     
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    Wired or wireless remote has nothing to do with camera battery life during bulb exposures.

    Wireless remote press trips the camera shutter and you don't use the remote battery again until you press the remote to close the shutter after the shutter is open the amount of time you wanted. Remote battery life is unaffected by bulb versus non bulb shots.
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hate to toss a link to another forum on here but if you are a canon shooter this is a great wired remote at a good price.

    D series
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    http://www.procameragear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=160

    Cheap to add an extension to.
     

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