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Old 11-11-2015, 04:40 PM
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new toy - camera remote control

i was having a clouded day the other day and browsed fleabay. i bought a few batteries and 2 corded timer remotes to replace some that have been dew affected, but i came across this little beast. i thought well this could be good for a few angry shots without bumping the tripod or mount.

trying it out i was really surprised at the distance you can activate it
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:09 PM
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Don't get it too close to your WiFi network
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:11 PM
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Don't get it too close to your WiFi network
didnt think of that
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:57 PM
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It's using the 2.4GHz band shared by WiFi, cordless phones, Bluetooth, etc. Hopefully, it obeys the local radiated power limits but you never know with something off fleabay
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:18 PM
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I have been using a couple of the eBay $10 versions for a couple of years without problem. They are on slightly different frequencies so they don't affect each other, but do have small slide switches on each receiver and transmitter pair so you can tweak the frequency if you do get any interference. The transmitter is only active when you press the button to release the camera shutter so any stray interference would be minimal if noticeable at all. I could never go back to a corded remote.(well maybe a laptop cord)
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:11 AM
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I've had one of the Pixel TW-282 TIMER remote models for years now, used at Astrofest a few years back it would work from the kitchen to my rig adjacent to the h0ughmahal.... FWIW the unit wasn't the least bit affected by WiFi signals. I had intended buying another unit as I believe that one Tx will trigger multiple receivers allowing 2 cameras to be triggered consecutively.

http://www.pixelhk.com/Proshow.aspx?id=299

Review here http://www.thephotoforum.com/threads...review.249753/
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:50 AM
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Do these units support proper intervalmetre programming? IE, can they be programmed for bulb control and timing and delay etc, not just used to trigger shutter preset activity?
Looking at some of the ones on ebay they appear to be mostly remote shutter activators and not true wireless intervalmetres.
What I really need is a wireless connection between my Canon 450D and my laptop so that I can run BYEOS without more cables to tangle up.
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I have a Yongnuo MC36R fully programmable (delay, exposure, interval, no. of shots) remote. Cost about $35-$40 (I think a bit more expensive now). Works a treat at reasonable distances. No interference problems.
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The Pixel TW-282 listed will do intervalometer. The Yongnuo model looks like it has identical functionality.
Just noticed Pixel list a TW-283 looks like the Yongnuo. FWIW the 282 uses a CR-2 lithium battery in the receiver, the TW-283 and I assume the Yongnuo use AAA's so may be cheaper to maintain.

Pixel 283 manual downloadable from here http://www.pixelhk.com/UpLoadFiles/D...%20English.pdf
282 manual here http://www.pixelhk.com/UpLoadFiles/P...t%20Manual.pdf

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Old 14-11-2015, 09:05 AM
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I hate this thread.
Its a new toy I have to buy now just to keep up with the "Houghs".

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Old 14-11-2015, 10:27 AM
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Just ordered a TW283 from China via ebay US, cost just Au $25 free shipping.
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FWIW the 282 uses a CR-2 lithium battery in the receiver, the TW-283 and I assume the Yongnuo use AAA's so may be cheaper to maintain.
The CR-2 lithium batteries are dear at $10 each and you do go through them seeing that they are on constantly waiting for a triger signal. I have wasted a couple by leaving the reciever on after packing up. Ebay to the rescue $8 + free postage for 4 rechargeble CR-2 Li-ion batteries with charger.

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The Yongnuo uses the CR2 in the remote and 2 x AAA in the controller.
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I hate this thread.
Its a new toy I have to buy now just to keep up with the "Houghs".

Hey don't blame me - but that nice timer bit looks good
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