remote switch length issue

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  1. anything you synth

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    i want to buy a remote switch for my xsi, but from what i've seen they are typically 3 feet long. i want to do self portraits from 15-20 feet away, is there some kind of extension cable i can buy?

    also, if anyone feels like making a tripod recommendation for a tight budget feel free.
     
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    Get a wireless remote. Canon makes two that will work with the Digital Rebel DSLRs. This one and this one.
    How tight a budget?
     
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    For about $50, there's [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1243612120&sr=8-1"]this[/ame] tripod. I have it, and it has some cheap construction, but for $50, it has a lot of features of more expensive tripods, such as a ball head, and independently movable legs. I have it and have not had any big issues. The ball head can be sometimes difficult to tighten, but if you're on a budget and want a full featured tripod, you can't do much better, I don't think.

    As for the remote, the canon wireless remote (RC-1) I believe is about $20. I have it, and I use it all the time for different applications.
     
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    I have it too and while it's a bit light in construction, it's still pretty solid (only like 3lbs). The ball head is a plus too on a tripod this price. I haven't had any tightening issues with it but I've only had it for a couple of weeks. Worth the $50 if you're not terribly hard on your stuff.
     
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    thanks guys! i would have expected wireless remotes to be much more expensive.
     
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    I have the RC-1 but I rarely ever use it (haven't gotten into doing self-portraits yet). I also have the RS-60E3 wired remote and use that one all the time because I do a lot of shooting from the tripod.
     
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    Does the wireless remote work from behind the camera?
     
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    Nope. The IR sensor is in the front. Needs line-of-sight with the wireless remote.
     

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