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Old 27-10-2021, 05:23 AM
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Long distance camera control units

Hi Guys, dose anyone know if one can get a remote camera control unit that can fire a Camera at about 20 meters or more.

I know one can get WIFI setups, but was wondering if there were other alternatives to operate the shutter at a longer distance not using WIFI.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 27-10-2021, 05:33 AM
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Hi Leon,
It would help to know which camera it is for, but if you already have an intervalometer based cable type release then it might be possible to add an extension cable to that, subject to experiment and not too much distance and hence voltage drop over the cable length. Or possibly some further electrical mods (???)

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PS... A flash trigger type release using light is also possible, depending on the camera and application.
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Old 27-10-2021, 06:06 AM
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I have wireless intervalometer.. got it from ebay for ~$30.
It consists of two units, one (transmitter) looks like "normal" intervalometer (also can be used in usual way), another part (with receiver) is attached to camera.
Here it is:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/16364295...frcectupt=true


There are also IR remote controllers for Canon, but camera has sensor on the front.. so hard to use if camera is pointing away .
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/30372091...0AAOSwJJRfgWcP
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Old 27-10-2021, 12:11 PM
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Excellent, thank you indeed, bojan, will have a look at that.

J A it will be for a Canon 6D mark 2, maybe i will have to step up with technology and get an up to date phone and use wifi after all, seeing mine is an old dinosaur of the I Phone 4 version

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What's an iPhone 4?
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Old 27-10-2021, 05:59 PM
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Dean it dose everything that I need, I can ring out, I can accept calls, I can text, and send texts.

Now what else dose one need from a phone. and it never lets me down, YET

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Old 27-10-2021, 06:19 PM
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Dean it dose everything that I need, I can ring out, I can accept calls, I can text, and send texts.

Now what else dose one need from a phone. and it never lets me down, YET

Leon
Mate I have to come clean. I only upgraded from an iPhone 5 earlier this year. I grabbed an iPhone 11 Pro Max and love it. I can actually read the screen on the newie and apps work on it too!! There’s no looking back when you take the leap.
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Old 28-10-2021, 05:33 AM
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Yea my Mr's has been pushing me to take her old one so she can get a new one, but to date that hasn't worked, as yet.

Anyway I know it will probably die one day.

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