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Old Jul 2, 2008, 5:47 PM   #1
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hi
i have the rc-1 remote for my canon 450d, but i dont know if its working properly.
Does it need setting up or does it just work, i turned on the remote selection on the camera and nothing worked for ages, now it works only when im in front of the camera about 0.5m max

anyone used one?
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Old Jul 2, 2008, 8:34 PM   #2
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It is an infrared remote, the sensor in the front of the camera. I don't have an 450D, I have the old 350D and basically you put the camera into timer mode. Aim the remote at it (from the front) and press the button on the remote. On the remote itself, you can set it to 2 sec delay mode or instant shutter mode.
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am i the only one to whom that sounds mad? if i use the remote, ill be BEHIND the camera somewhere, not infront. Surely thats the same with most people.
So does it not work very well from behind the camera? like mine?
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Why is it mad? To have 360* coverage would require multiple sensors.
I've had my RC-1 since 1995 when I bought my Elan 2E and have learned to work with it, just as I have with all of my equipment. It's a fairly cheap remote, so it will have limitations.
Once you get used to it you will probably really like it.
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for me it would just make more sence if the sensor was on the back of the camera. 90% of the time ill want to take remote pics from behind the camera
Am i the only one here?
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 9:01 PM   #6
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for me it would just make more sence if the sensor was on the back of the camera. 90% of the time ill want to take remote pics from behind the camera
Am i the only one here?
I agree with you on that point. Just bought a RF type remote so I can be any where I need to be and still take the shot.
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It works great when you want to be in the picture too. I've used it for self-portraits. I think that's the main purpose of that wireless remote design. It's not the same as using a shutter release cable back in my film SLR days. I suppose you could get the Canon wired remote cable or setup some mirrors to reflect the infrared beam to the sensor if you want to be behind the camera and use a remote.

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how much is a cheap, good RF remote?
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Old Jul 7, 2008, 7:32 PM   #9
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how much is a cheap, good RF remote?
I just order an RF remote from ProTech for $29.95 (US), great deal if it works. It should be here in about 8 days, will let you know how well it works once it gets here.

I'll make you a deal, I'll give you a report on the RF remote. You give me a review on your 450 (XSI here in the US). As my daughter is looking at getting (me paying of course) a XSI for herself.
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to give a good non bias review you need to have used similar products. This is my 1st dSLR so really all i can do is give you my opnion, which i have in the other thread really.
But yes its brilliant for me, lots to learn and try, i love it. The only negative things so far are.

Small grip, should be a bit chunkier
damn remote sensor should be on the back.
The flash pops up sometimes and hits my nose, when camera in portrait.
i occasionaly get an over exposed picture on auto.
Two select wheels would be nice for manual mode , for shutter and apature

Some great points.
The battery life is amazing.
the 9 manual AF points are easy to select and very accurate.
Fast focusing

im sure you must have read many reviews like i did
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