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    Default Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    Hi guy,
    just need to check something never actually owned a remote be4..... so was wondering how come IR remote is cheaper than wired one... when wired one will ten to shift the camera...

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    Material cost. Infra remote only requires the controller end while wired is for those camera that have cable release connector.

    The disadvantage is IR is uni directional while cable allows controlling in all sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    Hi guy,
    just need to check something never actually owned a remote be4..... so was wondering how come IR remote is cheaper than wired one... when wired one will ten to shift the camera...
    Not sure about the prices, might also be something about demand and supply. If wired shifts your camera then please tighten the screws on your tripod and tripod head. Never had any issues with it. Create a simple pull relief for the cable so that there is a small mechanical separation between controller and cable. Tie a loop, hang it on one of the screws. Use cable ties or velcro bands. Most cable releases can be extended, the plug is a standard 2.5mm, either 3 or 4 poles plug as used for earphones.
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    Try using a wireless rf control, 3rd party around $40.

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    yeap i saw one thats y i am wondering if it is worth to pay another 100% for for a wireless one ..

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    depending on what you shoot oso, for my use which is mainly macro and use on tripod, I will prefer wire...

    of you are buying for just trigger for group shot, I think wireless is good enough.

    btw I dun understand what you mean by shifting the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    Hi guy,
    just need to check something never actually owned a remote be4..... so was wondering how come IR remote is cheaper than wired one... when wired one will ten to shift the camera...
    Some wired triggers also come with a wireless radio trigger, so you can still trigger the shutter via a wireless control if you need it.

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Some wired triggers also come with a wireless radio trigger, so you can still trigger the shutter via a wireless control if you need it.
    ???

    is there? which one? I need 1 more cable. got support canon 7D?
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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    is there? which one? I need 1 more cable. got support canon 7D?
    Phottix wireless shutter releases. It comes with a sender and a receiver which is then plugged into the wired shutter cable terminal. The receiver has the shutter buttons as well. So it can be used in both ways.
    Link to one Mass Sales offer: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466425
    If 7D has a similar terminal than any existing Canon listed there then it should work.
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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Phottix wireless shutter releases. It comes with a sender and a receiver which is then plugged into the wired shutter cable terminal. The receiver has the shutter buttons as well. So it can be used in both ways.
    Link to one Mass Sales offer: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466425
    If 7D has a similar terminal than any existing Canon listed there then it should work.
    Yep, think i'm using one of these.

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    Hi guy,
    just need to check something never actually owned a remote be4..... so was wondering how come IR remote is cheaper than wired one... when wired one will ten to shift the camera...
    IR remotes have a lag when u depress the shutter button whereas cabled ones do not. In addition as said by someone else that the working area is more limited than cabled ones as IR remotes need a line of sight, even though the limited working distance is still greater than cabled ones.
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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    IR need line of sight (and the transmitter cannot be at the back of most camera which has the receiving window in front).

    Wired has physical constraint.

    So Radio Wireless Remote has the best functionality as it has no limitations of the other 2. And some can trigger as far as 100m away.. althou it's not really practical to operate a camera that far in most cases.

    However, the wired remote does offer one advantage that no other remotes can beat. That is, it doesn't require power supply to operate.
    Last edited by Limsgp; 28th December 2009 at 08:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    I can't find any RF remotes that do not have shutter lag. In the end I still go back to my wired remote. To prevent shifting yr camera, just velco or tie to yr tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Phottix wireless shutter releases. It comes with a sender and a receiver which is then plugged into the wired shutter cable terminal. The receiver has the shutter buttons as well. So it can be used in both ways.
    Link to one Mass Sales offer: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466425
    If 7D has a similar terminal than any existing Canon listed there then it should work.
    is this the cheapest ard? am considering this and prob getting it soon as thurs most prob got fireworks ard to take

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    Default Re: Whats the difference betwwen IR remote control and wired remote control?

    Quote Originally Posted by redname View Post
    is this the cheapest ard? am considering this and prob getting it soon as thurs most prob got fireworks ard to take
    Not sure whether this is the cheapest. But I'd try to balance price and quality. Phottix also makes other components (battery grip) and so far I haven't seen major complains here. The cheapest wired release is DIY - parts cost less than $5, all you need is some soldering skills and time Google a bit and you'll find enough examples and instructions.
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