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Old Jan 31, 2006, 6:22 AM   #1
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Remote release for 20D.

Has anyone out there found an alternative method of remotely releasing the shutter of their 20D for macro shots without paying 50-60 pounds for the Canon item? Surely it is purely a plug and switch connected by a cable. Presumably any such switch will do, the plug is the important thing?
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 8:44 AM   #2
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Can you use the timer mode?

Else: http://www.diff.net/peter/photograph...tor_info.shtml
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 11:35 AM   #3
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I bought a third party remote from ebay. Works perfectly and was about $10 delivered...

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Old Jan 31, 2006, 1:57 PM   #4
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I also bought a 3rd party brand off ebay. Adidt M1 remote. I don't remember what I paid, but it was around $15 US after shipping. Works like a champ.
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 6:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions Gentlemen,

I seem to remember someone suggesting that a certain mobile phone remote cable and switch would work, but I cannot find the thread. Maybe a visit to my nearest Radio Shack is required. I had forgotten about the 2 stage action of the switch, but with macro I would focus and meter manually, so a single action is all that is required.
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 7:25 AM   #6
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The mobile phone headset trick worked with the 300d because the connection type was the same. The connector on the 20d is completely different so I don't believe that option exists without replacing the connector.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 10:22 AM   #7
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Yes...the remote shutter connector on the 20D and XT is different. The least expensive remote cord would be the Adidt M1 remote cord for your 20D. They're less than $15 via ebay. I had this remote...worked very well. I recently upgraded to Adidt'sR3T wireless remote (upto 100m distance)...that one works as well.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 5:02 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone.

I think Adidt will have another customer. Nicely concluded.
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Just a quick follow up. When I first got my Adit remote, it didn't work. I was not happy, but after posting what happened, someone was kind enough to tell me that the very first time you insert the cable into your camera, you have to jam it in very hard. Thereafter you should not have to do it that hard. Sort of reminds me of my teen years.... :whack:

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Old Feb 10, 2006, 12:09 PM   #10
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Thanks H,

There is obviously a GSOH hiding behind that bluff exterior.
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