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Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch for EOS-1V/1VHS, EOS-3, EOS-D2000, D30, D60, 1D, 1Ds, EOS-1D Mark II,III, EOS-1Ds Mark II,III, EOS-10D, 20D, 30D,40D, 50D, 5D

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  • Prevent camera shake for super telephoto shots, macrophotography, and bulb exposures
  • Works just like a shutter button, enabling halfway or complete pressing
  • Shutter-release lock
  • 2.6-foot (80 centimeter) cable
  • Compatibility-- EOS 10D, EOS 1D Mark II N, EOS 1V, EOS 20D, EOS 20Da, EOS 3, EOS 30D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 5D, EOS 7D, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS-1D, EOS-1D MARK II, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1Ds MARK II, EOS-1Ds Mark III
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Product Description

Remote switch is useful to prevent camera shake for super telephoto shots, macrophotography, and bulb exposures. The RS-80N3 remote switch works just like a shutter button, enabling halfway or complete pressing. It also has a shutter-release lock. Compatible Products: EOS 10D,EOS 1D ,Mark II N,EOS 1V,EOS 20D,EOS 20Da,EOS 3,EOS 30D,EOS 40D,EOS 50D,EOS 5D,EOS D30,EOS D60,EOS-1D,EOS-1D MARK II,EOS-1D Mark III,EOS-1Ds,EOS-1Ds MARK II,EOS-1Ds Mark III

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.3 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches
Item Weight 8 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00009R6VZ
Item model number RS80N3
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4.1 out of 5 stars 229 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #203 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Digital Camera Accessories > Accessory Kits
Date first available at Amazon.com March 19, 2006

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By John D. Nell on July 25, 2006
I initially bought this switch to be able to take fireworks pictures with my 30D on a tripod. It worked well for this application. Got some GREAT shots of the fireworks. Have since used it for some wildlife photos and it works well in this application also. The cord from the camera to the switch is only about two feet long. Sufficient for use on a tripod, but perhaps just a little short for any other application for the switch.

I consider it "overpriced" for what it is, but if you need a manually operated remote switch, it performs this function well. The release button has an option where you can lock-it "ON". It's useful if you what to leave your camera's shutter open for a long exposure.

I didn't research any other brands of remote switches for my Canon 30D. There may be others, but I was in a hurry to have something before the 4th of July, and just ordered it, since I knew is was suppose to work with my camera.

It performs it's intended design function. It's overpriced, in my estimation, but if you need one, this one will perform the job.
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I saw a knockoff of this remote selling for $14 on Ebay. I thought it was better to be safe than sorry - surely the extra $35 Canon sells this remote for means that you're paying for quality. Right?

Wrong. This is nothing but a cheap piece of plastic with a short wire attached to it. It feels like you could break the switch in your own hands if you press hard enough.

Despite the ridiculous price tag, the remote allows for some beautiful long exposures when used with a tripod. The shutter lock is also a nice feature.

All in all, it's nice to own this piece of equipment...although you're not getting anything extra with the Canon name.
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Aside form the fact that Canon charges an arm and a leg for a 1 dollar piece of plastic, the remote switch does work well. It does not feel very sturdy and does not seem nearly as well built as the Canon cameras. People with big hands may have a little trouble using this product. Overall, a "must have" addition for anyone interested in long exposures, images with excellent sharpness and depth of field.
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Used the Canon RS60-E3 with my old Rebel. Now I have the Canon 5D and had to buy a new remote switch for it. The 80N3 is made a lot better than the RS60. The connection is better than the pin type on the RS60. I've use the remote for all my night shots and when I use my 100-400 lens for wild life photography. Canon did a nice job on the Remote.
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This is an excellent remote shutter switch. Works on a LOT of camera bodies (I've used it on a 10D, 20D, 30D, and 40D). The cable is just right the length and the mechanism is easy to us. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand and even has half-press focus support.

My only gripe? I think it's just a wee bit expensive. I think this is more like a $25 product...not $40 or more.
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The RS-80N3 is essentially a shutter button at the end of a 80cm (2.6') cable. There is no timer or intervalometer but it has a shutter lock for bulb exposures. Cable releases are used in situations when pressing the camera's shutter button may induce image blurring vibration, e.g., macro or long exposures. Typically a cable release is used with the camera mounted on a steady tripod.

The RS-80N3 works with any EOS with a N series socket, i.e., pro and semi pro EOS made after 1998, e.g., EOS 3, 1V, 1D series, 5D series, 6D, 7D series, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, etc. It does not work with the EOS M series, Rebel series, Elan series, 60D and 70D. These models require a release with a mini-plug connector, e.g., RS60-E3.

The RS-80N3 is easy to use. First, press the cable connector into the socket (under the side rubber boot) until you feel a click. It's now locked. Operation is exactly like the normal shutter button: half depress locks AF and metering and full depress fires the shutter.

I bought my RS-80N3 in 1998 with a new EOS 3 and it has been utterly reliable all these years. Plus, the socket lock insures it won't fall out when you're hiking with a tripod/camera on your shoulder (must be pressed and twisted to release). I also owned a RS-80N3 clone and it broke after only a year of light use. Although pricy, my RS-80N3 has proved itself worthy of the four benjamins I shelled out and outlasted a dozen of my EOS cameras!
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The one I got from Amazon seems to be a knock-off. I had great difficulty disconnecting it from my cameras. I returned it to Amazon and bought one from B&H Photo in NY that works properly. It has a different finish than the one I got from Amazon.
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I received my RS-80N3 recently from Amazon and it's exactly what the doctor ordered. I bought the remote switch to complement my Canon EOS 7D. As many other reviewers have claimed, the product feels solid, fits snugly, and works flawlessly. Half a push on the button and the camera quickly responds by focusing, a little more pressure and your fine art is permanently stored in all it's digital glory. The finger pressure required to activate the switch is nearly identical to the feel on the camera body itself. For Bulb exposures, the slide mechanism to lock the shutter open doesn't feel quite as well engineered as the rest of the product.

The biggest shortcoming that I've found with this product is that it only connects one way. When connected to the camera body, the cord faces forward toward the lens. When setting up a few manual focus shots, the cord did prove to be a bit of a nuisance. Also, it puts additional strain on the cord where it connects to the switch body (a point of failure noted in other reviews). For this shortcoming alone, I have decided to subtract one star from an otherwise 5-star review.

As an aside, the switch does not require batteries.

So, if you're looking for an EOS camera remote switch that utilizes an N3 type connector, I would highly recommend the RS-80N3. It's a little bit on the more expensive side of the spectrum, but the quality of the product is evident and if you use care when plugging in or removing the connector, it should provide many years of hassle-free shutter clicks.
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