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Old 08-04-2009, 10:44 AM
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Canon Timer remote, genuine or clone.

Has anyone done a side by side comparison of the TC-80N3 Canon timer remote vs the Aputure model. The Aputure is 1/3 the cost, is the functionality identical or does the genuine item have some functionality that the clone model lacks.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:07 AM
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I believe they're identical.

I've got the Aputure one and it's great.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:08 PM
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I haven't done a side-by-side comparison, but I'll second the Aputure one. Does everything you'll need for astrophotography.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:09 PM
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I bought the Aputure one to do my timelapses. Set and forget, go to sleep. No complaints, great bit of kit.

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Old 08-04-2009, 01:39 PM
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is there a website for this apurture thingo? I've been waiting for about 4 months for a TC80-N3 :@
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:42 PM
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http://ebay.com.au

More specifically: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Aputure-Timer...3A1|240%3A1318
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:22 PM
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FWIW I can recommend that eBay seller as well, I've made several purchases from Link Delight, their service is excellent.
They have the same item for a buy it now price of $69.99 with free postage.

Just ordered one on the Pay it now option with Link Delight.

Thanks to everyone for your input.

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Old 08-04-2009, 05:21 PM
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Link Delight, I second that. Quick service, good price.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:46 PM
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the apurture one works a treat for me as well.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:05 PM
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sorry guys i have a Aputure one that failed after 3 mths ,luck of the draw i guess.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:08 PM
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You shouldn't have used it so much Alan. They are like cameras, they have a shutter life. Did you replace the camera at the same time.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:36 PM
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Come to think of it i did replace the camera i was using it on my 400d unmodded,i have another i use in my 20d modded and have had no trouble with it ,touch wood
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