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Old Jan 5, 2011, 2:37 PM   #1
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Default Does IR remote work with zoom in T2i?

Hi,
Does IR remote work with zoom in T2i?
I see off brand remote controls for T2i and many users have mentioned that the zoom button are useless since the cameras they tested with (XSI) has only manual zoom.
Not sure if these remotes can control zoom feature in T2i.
Has anyone tried these before?


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Old Jan 5, 2011, 2:39 PM   #2
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no, as you need to manually zoom with a dslr.
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None of the main-stream lenses (are there any at all?) have power zoom and therefore cannot be controlled with a remote.
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Thanks for info.
Just received the camera today.
Looks great!
I think I should get a LCD protector before anything else.
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None of the main-stream lenses (are there any at all?) have power zoom and therefore cannot be controlled with a remote.
Minolta Xi lenses are powered zoom...
Out of curiosity I put it in on my Sony A900 just now, and yes the electronic zooming worked like a charm (i.e. the faster one twisted the ring the faster it zoomed)

-> In the old day I loved this feature, for example when tracking your child running around, one can set the aspect ratio by pushing a button.
From this point onward as the kid run toward the camera (or away) the framing remained the same as the camera controlled the zoom ratio. There were other cool interchangeable custom cards that Minolta made too but I guess their marketing were not good at selling!!!
http://www.sds.com/mug/card.html

"The Sports Action Card 2 is ideal when shooting fast-moving subjects or unpredictable events. When this card is activated, the Dynax's Expert Program Selection is automatically biased to favor fast shutter speeds. In addition, when a Zoom xi Lens is attached to the 9xi, five different APZ (Advanced Program Zoom) programs can be manually selected. All will continuously adjust the focal length so your picture remains well composed at all times."

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