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Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control for Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, XTi, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3i, T4i, 60D, 7D & 5D Mark II/III Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Wireless camera operation for Digital Rebel, XT, XTi, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3i, T4i, 60D, 7D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III and most film EOS SLR's.
  • Allows for shutter release up to 16 feet
  • Instant or 2-second shutter release delay
  • Makes group photos easy
  • Battery included, Typical Battery Life - up to 2 years, 10,000 exposures
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The new Opteka RC-4 remote control makes taking group photos easy by allowing you to take pictures away from the camera. The RC-4 allows the selection of either a 2-second shutter delay or instant shutter release. The RC-4 is completely dedicated to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel, XT, XTi, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3i, T4i Elan 7ne, 7n, 7e, T2, K2, 60D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 7D, 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III

Product Information

Product Dimensions 0.5 x 2 x 5 inches
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0019RGQVU
Item model number RC-4
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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3.4 out of 5 stars 588 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #66 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Remote Controls
Date first available at Amazon.com May 19, 2008

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Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control for Canon EOS Digital Rebel (XT, XTi, XSi, T1i, T2i, T3i, T4i, 60D, 7D and 5D) and Mark (II/III) digital SLR cameras allows for shutter speed release of up to 16 feet. This is the perfect remote control for group photos. It gives one the option of choosing between an immediate shutter release and a 2 seconds shutter delay. The 2 seconds shutter delay is there to make sure that everyone in the group photo smiles and says cheese.

The compact size of this remote makes it a great add-on in any camera bag. You will need to have a tripod during the shoot so as to get the best optimal shots. You also have to remember to manually focus the camera to avoid being out of focus and be directly in front of the camera for it work. As such, taking a detailed self-portrait is hard if not impossible. In this case, using the camera's inbuilt delayed shutter mode is the answer. The major issue revolves around setting this remote control.

The instructions in the manual aren't exactly clear and are not very easy to follow. But the device is so simple, you almost don't need them. If the manual sounds confusing then just turn on your camera, press the left button on your camera and highlight the option of self-timing or remote control, then press the set button. When you are ready, you simply point the remote to the camera and on the remote press either S for immediate shutter release or 2S for shutter delay. The remote control only works when taking single shots. It's not possible to capture multiple shots at a go.

The online print description from the manufacturer states that the Opteka remote control supports the Canon rebel T2i and T3i series. This is however not indicated in the print manual and the remote doesn't support these series.
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The remote is handy, small and it does what it is supposed to do. It looks quite good I might say and I am very happy I took this instead of canon original. For this kind of simple products (not high-tech) it is not worth paying for the brand.

After setting the camera in the "remote mode" then press S/2S and you'll get the picture.

On the other hand, the limited acting distance is what I expected. It is the same as with the TV set remote. You can not use infrared from very long distance
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Directions were not very clear and were not written in perfect english. This isn't just for Cannon cameras, it's a generic product that works on several cameras. The best I can tell,only one of the buttons on the remote actually work with the Cannon Rebel, which is what I bought it for. The other buttons are useless and do not work with my camera. I can take a picture remotely, so I guess it does work. Just disappointed in that it was advertised for the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, XTi (my camera), and the XSi, but is really for multiple cameras and the only button that works is the shutter button.
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By A. Beckett on October 16, 2009
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Works great with the Canon XSi. I had a bit of an issue finding the setting on the camera, but one email to Opteka (with a quick response within a couple hours) and I had it working great. See below for setting up the Canon Rebel:

Please perform the following actions to get the remote to work on your Canon Digital Rebel:

1. Turn on the camera.

2. Press the "Drive mode" menu button.

3. Toggle between different setting using left and right arrow.

4. Make sure that the "Self-timer/Remote control" option is highlighted.

5. Press set button.

S (shutter release), and 2S (2 Second delayed shutter), are the only operative buttons for an SLR.

The S (shoot), W+T (zoom control), are for select powershot point-and-shoot cameras.
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Fabulous, pocket size, help you to work off camera not touching it at all and no having troubles with cables. Now I'm sometimes in the photos I take.
Perfect working condition, cheap (not the hard prices of the Canon originals)and battery is available practically everywhere.
I would recommend it for everyone having a Canon EOS.
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I just got the remote and I'm very pleased so far. It works with my Rebel T1i and you can use it for the BULB mode (click once to open shutter, click again to turn shutter off).

The 2S mode will take 2 second and then open the shutter.

Very happy so far and I hope the battery lasts.
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It works and easy to set up. Here's how for a T1i:

1. Turn camera on
2. Press the left directional button (Drive Mode) until it says "Self-timer/Remote control
3. Press the middle button (Set) - the orange square will turn blue and the main screen will confirm that the mode on the bottom right corner

"S" is to take the shot. "2S" to take the shot with a 2-second delay. Make sure the camera is facing you so it receives the signal.
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bought this for a canon 60D. Does not work with it. Website says it does, paperwork with remote says it doesn't, and it doesn't.
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