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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2014
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To listen to some people on here you'd think it was a major problem that there's no user manual with this thing. Here, I'll write you one.

Install the batteries (which were NOT included) and the unit lights up. The small button on the left turns on the light for a few seconds and holding it down will lock the light ON. There is a 4-way directional pad in the middle with a SET button in the center. Use the left and right buttons to toggle the mode between DELAY (how long the unit waits to fire the shutter), LONG (how long a long, or bulb, exposure will last), INTVL (the time between "time lapse" shots, minimum is 00:00'01") and N (number of shots the unit will take before stopping. "- -" is infinite shots, 1 is normal). The musical symbol allows you to toggle the beeps on and off.

To change a setting, you press the SET button in one of the modes, then use the directional pad left and right to highlight the time or number you want to change (HH:MM'SS"), then press up and down to set the time or number. Press SET to lock the setting.

Another small button labeled TIMER START/STOP starts the timer/bulb/interval, etc countdown and function,and takes pictures. An LED on the unit lights green when autofocusing, and red when the shutter is released. You can have ANY combination of settings. For example, a time delayed shot that holds the shutter open for 10 seconds, once every 5 minutes, for 30 exposures. If you simply want to use the unit as a remote shutter release, you don't even need batteries. Just press the big button in the middle of the unit. It even has half-presses for autofocus. The big button will not use the timer features, however, just the small one on the upper right. There's even a lock on the big button for long exposures.

There is no on/off switch, which is baffling. I got around this by putting a piece of waxed paper between one of the batteries and the contacts so that I could leave them in the unit. To turn it on, I simply pull out the paper. It's a little more time to reinstall it when you're done, but that slower part comes after your pictures are taken and you don't have to fool with batteries while trying to set up a shot, just yank out the tab.

This remote works with my Rebel XT perfectly fine. I'm very well satisfied for the money.

EDIT: After the commenter below piqued my interest about an auto shutoff, I gave an off the hip response. I decided later to see just how long this unit would last on the batteries if you just left it on. Mine's been on now for days, maybe a couple weeks, and shows no sign of slowing. I guess you don't need an on/off switch. It appears to consume little to no battery when it's not actively in use, probably less than a wristwatch would since it's really just an LCD display.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2013
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The attachment that it comes with fits snug into my 7d, better than others. Works great initially! I will buy again if and or when it breaks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2012
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The Shutter Release Timer performed flawlessly. I set the timer for 5 second shots and unlimited picture taking. The settings were very easy to master.
Pros
- low cost compared to other models
- flexible cabling to support more models
Cons
- a little bulky but acceptable
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2013
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This is a great solution for those who want a remote timer but have DSLRs with different sized/shaped remote trigger ports.

Only minus is how easily the adapter will come off. I've had to put a piece of tape on it to keep the adapter from coming off the cable. And, inevitable, this is just another part to get lost, they need one with a y-connector that fits all.

Very good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2013
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The remote shutter release even came with batteries.
Plus, I can remotely autofocus with this (press the remote shutter release halfway). I don't think batteries are required to remotely operate the shutter, but I mainly purchased this for its timer capabilities and for the optional cables for other camera interfaces.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2013
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I was needing a remote shutter trigger for my 5D. I already have one for my Rebel XT, but I've wanted to have an intervalometer for some time, so this one fit the bill perfectly. The fact that it ships with both the C6 and C8 connectors means that I can use it for both my cameras. It also comes with batteries, so it works out of the box.
I used it for the first time today, and the user interface works easily enough without needing to read the manual.
There was one time that it powered itself off (battery saving mode), but when it came back on, all the settings were set to some weird numbers (like 17 minute intervals). It was probably because I had put in some old batteries.
There is a separate button to just use it as a remote shutter, such that if the batteries die, it is still functional in that capacity.
The first shipment was missing the cables, but upon informing the seller, a new device with cables was sent out immediately.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2013
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I received this device and found upon opening that there was no owners manual. The box appeared to possibly be a return. The 1/8 plug connector that you use to attach to the camera adapter did not snap tight together. Needless to say my Canon would not respond to shutter release. The light on the unit flashed and appeared to working correctly but the camera never responded. The functions were easy to go through and appeared to working great and doing what they were supposed to, but just no response with my camera. I think the issue was with the connector between the device and the adapter. VERY POOR connection. It is a shame. I purchased this for night shots and the backlit timed display would have been perfect had it worked. I think I may have received the return of a defective device with the fact that there was no paperwork and the fact that the wires were all unwrapped and loose in the box.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2013
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I bought this for use on my Canon 60 D as wired shutter and I wanted to experiment with time lapse. I was happy to find out that it works with my Canon 5D Mark III also as it did not list that one. You won't need the batteries if only using a a shutter release. I will say the instructions were poorly written in grammer and comprehension. Go to youtube and look up remote timer tutorials and it will show you in a few mintues how to program. Once you see that it's very easy. When in time lapse mode you have to set the delay feature for the shutter to open otherwise it will work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2012
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it worked very well for what i was using it. my first time lapse of 55 minutes, 600 photos taken was a success
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2013
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The product works well and does everything I needed for time lapse photography for my Canon 60D and Canon 20D. I bought a second one for my brother who is also a photographer. I've had this for about 6 months now and had no problems with it.

I'd -1 one star for lack of instructions, but it was easier to watch the video on youtube that explained how it can be used properly.
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