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Silly question!!

ckristoff 11 963 Wales
5 Aug 2008 7:35PM
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 7 4.0k 19 England
5 Aug 2008 8:09PM
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)
Kris_Dutson 13 8.2k 1 England
5 Aug 2008 8:13PM
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.
User_Removed 10 4.9k England
5 Aug 2008 8:15PM
Try pointing at the camera from the front........
Touche! Wink

Ps it's infrared

freds 11 184 England
5 Aug 2008 8:20PM
Try removing the sticker from the batterie
MrGoatsmilk 7 1.5k England
5 Aug 2008 9:41PM
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.

ckristoff 11 963 Wales
5 Aug 2008 10:22PM

thank you all for your replies.

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


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