10-08-2014 03:09 PM
My awesome wife bought me a complete starter kit with a Canon Rebel T5 (not a T5i) for my birthday... I'm so stoked! In the starter kit was an infrared remote that looks like this.
It says I just need to set my camera to accept remote triggering in order to use this remote. But I cannot for the life of me find it! I tried searching google but any time I type anything remotely (no pun intended) related to Canon Rebel, I get pages and pages of places to buy one and not much information at all on how to use one.
Thanks for your time!
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10-09-2014 10:36 AM
10-08-2014 03:37 PM
It's under the drive settings (left button on the circle on back), look for this icon:
10-08-2014 03:47 PM
Thank you for your reply 🙂
I actually looked here thinking it would make sense for that option to be here, however when I go to this screen it doesn't have that option, it looks like this:
10-08-2014 03:50 PM
10-08-2014 03:51 PM
Ok I will try it, I was posting before I saw your reply. Thank you both for your help, I'll come back and let you know if it worked 🙂
10-09-2014 09:15 AM
One thing to remember, IR is mostly line of sight and the distance is not too great.
Not all cameras support IR triggering.
10-09-2014 10:28 AM
I'm beginning to wonder if the T5 does support it or not. I assumed it does because the IR remote came in the kit with the camera as a bundle. However I tried for an hour last night using the setting recommended here (and some more) at various distances and I could not get it to work.
I haven't seen anything in the documentation saying that it does or does not support IR triggering. Does anyone know of a way I can find out for sure?
10-09-2014 10:35 AM
Ah, sorry, I didn't read closely. Didn't realize it was a T5, not a T5i. Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember one of the administrators pointing out that the T5 doesn't have IR in a discussion we had awhile back. Now, why they would sell a remote in a kit with a camera that doesn't have that capabilities is odd. I assume this was some small company bundle?
10-09-2014 10:36 AM
10-09-2014 10:40 AM
Well... that's a little disappointing. Yes it was a 3rd party bundle, not from Canon directly. But thanks so much for your help 🙂
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