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    ckristoff  10940 forum posts Wales
    5 Aug 2008 - 7:35 PM

    Hello friends,

    can anyone help me please?

    I recently bought a Canon RC-1 remote control for my 450D.

    According to the magazine Photoplus it is compatible with my camera.

    My question is how do I use it? It came with batteries installed, would they be dud?

    When this gadget works, where do I point the sensor?

    Excuse me for being dumb, I've never used one of these before.


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    Overread  63768 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Aug 2008 - 8:09 PM

    Well the batteries could be a dud - does it not come with any instructions?
    As I understand it this is a laser remote and thus will only work when aimed at the front for your camera - I belive - which is where I would expect the sensor in the camera is (though I always thought these remotes worked by an external block that came with them which also faced forwards)

    5 Aug 2008 - 8:13 PM

    You need to point it towards the front of the camera, i.e. you need to be in front of the camera for it to work.

    5 Aug 2008 - 8:15 PM

    Try pointing at the camera from the front........
    Touche! Wink

    Ps it's infrared


    Last Modified By User_Removed at 5 Aug 2008 - 8:16 PM
    freds  10184 forum posts England
    5 Aug 2008 - 8:20 PM

    Try removing the sticker from the batterie

    5 Aug 2008 - 9:41 PM

    Seem to recall with my 300D I had to have the camera set to timer, only then would the remote work, you can fire instant shots or 2 second ones with it set like that, if I am remembering it right.


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    ckristoff  10940 forum posts Wales
    5 Aug 2008 - 10:22 PM


    thank you all for your replies.

    I'm not sure if I kept the instructions ( stupid boy ). Smile


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