01-10-2014 05:53 PM
Hey guys, i picked up a brand new Rebel T5i a while back at Best Buy.
I'm an amateur photographer, ive done 3 weddings, a few motorcross events, alot of nature shots, alot of automobile and motorcycle shots, etc.
Anyway, i am still learning alot about this camera.
Currently i am looking at getting a wireless remote for it....i think i need an RC-6, but on the best buy site, i see Canon has several and so does Vivitar.....they range from $5 to $35, and even some wired ones for $100+..
What do u recommend???
Heres the bestbuy link, not sure if this url will work.
01-11-2014 09:38 AM - edited 01-11-2014 09:39 AM
The RC-6 is a infrared remote control so you must be pointing at the camera. It's working distance is short.
It may or may not work the video on your T5i. I don't shoot video so I don't know.
But the RC-5 Canon remote is over $400 bucks!
The RC-6 is a handy little gadget.
01-11-2014 03:18 PM - edited 01-11-2014 03:22 PM
Yeah im not looking for something with too much distance..i just wanna be able to put my camera on the tripod and have me and the wife sit on my motorcylce for pics and stuff like that...
maybe as my business grows i will get a more advanced one.
it would be nice to have my camera set up facing a jump and when i come over the jump on my atv, hit the button in mid air, lol for an awesome shot..
But mostly i am a web designer/graphic artist, and do custom vinyl graphics and decals and shirts/hats...and i use the camera alot, from taking photos of customers stuff for their website, to promoting my own products.
Heres some shots of my 1st wedding i did last year, for a friend.
01-11-2014 09:50 PM
The RC-6 remote works nice but as noted in another response, comes with the constraints of an infrared remote. I have one banded Rocketfish and it works. When posing you will need to press the button, so you will be constrained for positioning one hand.
More exotic controls off long range RF and various triggering options (sound, cell phone, discreet triggers, PC).
I think if you start with an inexpensive IR remote you will quickly learn a lot more about the features you would like and how much you will use it.
01-22-2014 12:28 PM
One alternative is to download an app for iphone or android phone. Works just as well as the Canon IR remote (same range, same reliability).
01-22-2014 01:34 PM
You probably want an RC-6 then.
I have an RC-5 (no longer made) and eventually also bought an RC-6. They look almost identical -- the difference is that on the back of the RC-6 there's a swtich (which the RC-5 didn't have). That switch changes the mode of the trigger between "instant" and a 2-second "delay" (the RC-5 always had a 2-second delay.)
The idea is that with the 2-second delay, you have time to hide the remote so that you don't catch a photo of you pointing the remote at the camera. BUT... if you're not planning to be in the photo, then the "instant" mode will let you catch that "decisive moment" and not have to worry that in 2 seconds you may have missed it.
The remote is IR. The pickup on the camera is located on the FRONT of the camera and line-of-sight is needed for this to work. The remote is intended for photos -- I do NOT believe it will start/stop video recording (I have a friend who primarily does video and I think he confirmed this for me the last time I checked.)
01-22-2014 02:38 PM - edited 01-22-2014 05:00 PM
01-22-2014 04:00 PM
"... only the Digital Rebels had IR remote."
Not exaxctly............ The only DSLR I can think of that it doesn't work with is my 1D.
EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 5D Mark III
EOS Digital Rebel
EOS Digital Rebel XT
EOS Digital Rebel XTi
EOS ELAN 7/7E
EOS Elan 7N
EOS ELAN 7NE
EOS Elan II/IIE
EOS Elan IIE
EOS Rebel Ti
EOS Rebel T1i
EOS Rebel T2
EOS Rebel T2i
EOS Rebel T3i
EOS Rebel Ti
EOS Rebel T4i
EOS Rebel T5i
EOS Rebel XSi
EOS Rebel SL1
Limited Edition Digital Rebel
Sure Shot 130u
Sure Shot 130u II
Sure Shot Z115
Sure Shot Z135
Sure Shot Z155
Sure Shot Z180u
Sure Shot Z90W
EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera
At least this is the list Canon privides, since I don't have every one of these to personally test it.
01-22-2014 05:17 PM - edited 01-22-2014 05:19 PM