Canon RC-6 remote controller limitations?
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17-12-12, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
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There ya go! Ya done good!
Just a thought: Have you considered a wireless remote? They're pretty cheap and you don't need to be in view of the infra-red receiver on the camera. I got some pretty good shots of hummingbirds by putting the camera on a tripod, near the feeder, and sitting indoors with the trigger. I don't know how the Canon infra-red works but on the Nikon I'd have to stand in front of the camera, which makes no sense.
Yes you are absolutely right in that I will have to point the remote at the camera sensor for it to work i.e. in line of sight. However I have seen a cheat on youtube using a small folding mirror attached by a rubber band to the lens barrel to allow you to stand behind the camera and point the remote at the mirror so reflecting the beam to the sensor.
What initiated all this was because I was also bought a Hahnel Combi remote control and flash trigger but wanted an extra remote trigger in case I was to use the Hahnel on a slave flash. This would give me the opportunity to have my camera and a slave flash on tripods all operated my me some distance away. I was a little surprised I couldn't buy an extra Hahnel remote control separately to enable this but no joy on that!
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