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Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

Canon Rc-6 Remote Control - Genuine Vs. Knock-off

I'm looking to pick up a wireless remote. The genuine Canon remotes cost $21 from B&H and Adorama. There are some knockoffs on Ebay that run a fraction of that price. Do they work as well or is it a case of getting what you pay for?

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Jeffrey Campbell

1 Year Ago

Lynn,

I picked up an OEM wireless remote from Amazon for my Nikon camera and have not had any issues.

Edit: I should add that depending on which battery the unit requires; some you can acquire at your local Wal Mart, etc., and others I've had to visit our local wristwatch specialist store. Each battery is different.

 

Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

Thanks Jeffrey. I want/need to save money but don't want to cripple otherwise good equipment.

 

Jeffrey Campbell

1 Year Ago

Lynn,

I'm not sure I understand "crippling" the equipment?

I've only used my wireless for when I want to be in the picture, and still I could have used the timer function in lieu. 99.999 percent of the time I used a cable release with "mirror lockup" in order to reduce induced vibration. I think my wireless cost under $10 a couple years ago.

 

Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

Not to worry, it's late and I used a poor choice of words...

What brand is your wireless?

 

Nicholas Evans

1 Year Ago

I bought a generic one from ebay for $1.99 and free shipping. Never had a problem with it. It worked right out of the box.

 

Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

I've just bought one from Amazon for $3. Thank you both for your feedback.

 

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