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p.1 #1 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


Hi all,
I am interested in Canon Timer Remote Control tc-80n3. The idea of setting up the camera to take automatic pics at a defined interval is kind of interesting.

I already have the PW wireless triggers and the PW CM-N3-P
cord for remote set-up , so does it make sense to buy this canon device?

Anybody using this Canon remote cares to give your opinions about this.
Also, if anyone has used a third party cheap & SAFE Timer, please let me know too.
thanks
Hung



Sep 15, 2010 at 09:51 PM
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p.1 #2 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


Yes, I actually have two. They work just fine. A little expensive, though I have heard others complain about the shoddy construction of aftermarket equivalents. There are also a multitude of LCD timer grips available that have similar functionality. I've been intrigued by these, though I suppose the advantage of the tc-80n3 is it's operability across many Canon bodies, where a grip is specific to just one model.

http://cheesycam.com/lcd-intervalometer-time-lapse-battery-grips/

http://www.linkdelight.com/vmchk/LCD-Battery-Grip/LCD-Timer-Battery-Grip-for-Canon-EOS-50D-40D-30D-BG-E2/flypage.tpl.html



Sep 15, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


Thanks for the info Matanuska.


Sep 16, 2010 at 06:59 AM
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p.1 #4 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


The (kinda of) 3rd party manufacturer Promaster sells a $99 version of the Canon remote, I've sold a few and while the build quality isn't up to the Canon version, the functionality seems just as good.


Sep 19, 2010 at 04:33 AM
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p.1 #5 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


I have one Canon and three eBay knockoffs for my time lapse photography. They all work equally well, and for time lapse photography I find them quite indispensable.


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p.1 #6 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


I have used the Canon and 3rd party units. They work about the same so if I need one in the future I will probably just get a 3rd party unit. They are pretty darn handy.


Sep 19, 2010 at 07:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


Are any of your pocket Wizards a MultiMax? If so it has the intervalometer built in. It works quite well to do time lapse and is easily programmed.

Good Luck

Rick



Sep 19, 2010 at 08:30 PM
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p.1 #8 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


Thank you very much everyone for all useful information.
Rick, Thanks for mentioning the MultiMax. I don't have the MultiMax yet, and i think it is a much better choice to go with it instead of the Canon trigger since i already have the expensive cable from PW.
Thanks again.



Sep 23, 2010 at 06:03 PM
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p.1 #9 · Canon timer Control tc-80n3 questions


Hung

I have the TC-80-N3 and a friend has the Ebay version for < 1/2 price. You cannot go wrong with the Ebay version. The quality difference is minimal.

-- V



Sep 23, 2010 at 06:38 PM





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