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Seculine Twin1 R2-UT remote shutter controller Remote Release Review

Seculine Twin1 R2-UT remote shutter controller Remote Release Review - Seculine Twin1 R2-UT remote shutter controller

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Category : Remote Releases
Product : Seculine Twin1 R2-UT remote shutter controller
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Peter Bargh takes a hands-free camera view of the Seculine R2-UT wireless controller.

Seculine R2-UTSpecifications
Wireless range 8-20m
Cable length 1m
Battery 23A 12v
Weight 34g
Size 38x60x12mm

Using a remote control to trigger your camera's shutter ensures the camera is rock steady when it's mounted on a tripod. Remote triggering can also be used for those who want to get in the picture too. While the self timer is the obvious choice here, it does restrict the amount of time you have to get into the shot. This process is often rushed and having a remote control makes things much easier.

The Seculine R2-UT offers an independent, alternative, lower priced option for Nikon, Pentax, Canon and Samsung camera owners. This egg shaped control measures just 60mm long, 38mm at its widest point and 12mm thick. It has a key ring attachement with quick release clip. It has a central button to fire the camera shutter and two switches at the side to set various modes. The left hand tw- way switch allows instant and delayed trigger. In the delayed version you have a few seconds to hide the remote, making it perfect for self portrait shots.
The right hand, three way switch has options to set the trigger to fire and lock the shutter open on a camera with a B-setting or fire the camera after autofocus or instant.

The B setting mode can only be used with the short wire plugged into a camera with a mini jack.

In use the unit works well. There's a positive click when you depress the silver coloured shutter tirgge. We tested it on a Pentax *ist DL camera and were able to trigger the camera at a distance of just over 22 metres indoors, even though the instructions state 20 meters.

Compatability chart
Here's a chart showing the features available using the R2-UT compared with the options available from the various camera manufacturers.

  Seculine Canon Nikon Pentax
Twin1 R2-UT RC-1 RC-5 RS-60e ML-L3 Remote control F Cable Switch F
Wireless
Wireless release
2 sec delay        
Key chain
Wireless range

Canon - 8m
Nikon, Pentax and Samsung - 20m

5m 5m cable 15m 5m cable
Compatibility Canon
EOS 300D,
EOS 350D

Canon
EOS 300D, EOS 350D

Canon
EOS 300D, EOS 350D
Canon
EOS 300D, EOS 350D
Nikon
D70 and D50
Pentax
*ist DS,
*ist DL and *ist D
Pentax
*ist DS,
*ist DL and
*ist D
Nikon D70 and D50 (wireless)        

Samsung
GX-1L,
GX-1S

Samsung
GX-1L,
GX-1S
Pentax *ist DS, *ist DL and *ist D
Samsung GX-1L, GX-1S
Method Wire & wireless Wireless only Wireless only Wire only Wireless only Wireless only Wire only

Verdict
The Seculine R2-UT is just £20 which is about a third less cost than the options from the various manufacturers. If a remote release is something you need add it to your must buy list now!

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