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Old Jun 14, 2004, 5:21 PM   #1
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What is the difference between the RC-1 and the RC-5 remote controllers that both work with the d-rebel?
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 9:05 PM   #2
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This is the descripition of the RC1

This miniature infrared transmitter operates at ranges of up to 5m/16.4 ft., and may be set for either instant shutter release or 2-second delay. The RC-1 may also be used to activate mirror-lock and bulb-shutter functions.


The RC5 only provides the 2 second delay function.
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 9:13 PM   #3
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I have been wanting to ask if its better to get a wired or wireless remote?

Is it quicker?

Does it allow you press the shutter halfway and does the wireless one allow tha also?
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 9:21 PM   #4
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iblaineman wrote:
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I have been wanting to ask if its better to get a wired or wireless remote?

Is it quicker?

Does it allow you press the shutter halfway and does the wireless one allow tha also?
I have both the RC-5 (wireless) and the wired remote. Each have their advantages. The wired one is best for tripod work where you want to press the shutter halfway and to minimize camera shake. The remote is great when you want to be in the picture without having the wire exposed in the pic and be limited to the length of the wire. The RC-5 works on a timer and you have no control over the shutter switch (works just like you set the self timer).
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 10:05 AM   #5
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iblaineman wrote:
>> I have been wanting to ask if its better to get a wired or wireless remote?

Depends whar you want. I have both.

The Wireless remote only works from in front of the camera, as the sensor is on the front of the grip.

Wired works from anywhere.

>> Is it quicker?

Same. NOTE that the "snazzy" looking RC5 unit that canon advertise for the 300D/Reb is *only* available in teh "two second delay" mode. The RC1 *does* work with though, and can work in two-second-delay or Instant mode.

In Instant mode it's equivalent to a full-press of the shutter button from scratch, i.e. there will be a brief pause whilst the focus is checked.

>> Does it allow you press the shutter halfway and does the wireless one allow tha also?

The wired release has a "Half-press". The wireless does not. It's unlikely with wireless that you'll be looking through the viewfinder.


The main use of wireless remote is when you want to be in the picture.

The main use of wired is when using a tripod, often for long exposure, where you don't want to risk camera-shake by touching it *at all*.

What neither of these really offer is a way of setting up a camera some way off to shoot, say, birds in a nest. The wired isnt long enough, the range of the wireless isn't long enough and the sensor is on one wrong part of the camera. I presume tehre are trendy third party solutions to this sort of problem.

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