The EOS D, called Digital Rebel XTi in North America and EOS Kiss Digital X in Japan, is an entry-level digital single-lens reflex camera introduced by. DSLR Remote Pro for Windows allows the Canon EOS digital SLRs to be operated tethered to a PC . Canon EOS D/Rebel XTi/Kiss X yes. Short article on the Canon RC-6 remote, a small wireless remote for firing your Canon EOS camera – a bargain at under £
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The RC-6 is a wireless transmitter infrared rather than radio waves. To work, it needs a receiver. Unlike wireless controllers, the receiver for the RC-6 is already built into a range of EOS models see right. One reason the RC-6 is relatively inexpensive is that you are only buying half the system. You have already paid for the other half — if you have a compatible camera.
It is not possible to buy a separate receiver for the RC If you do not have the right camera you will have to look at alternative methods for remote firing. As you can see above, the sensor for the RC-6 is on the front of the camera EOS D shown, but the sensor is in a similar position on other compatible cameras. The RC-6 has a small hole in the bottom left corner for attaching a lanyard not supplied. The RC-6 is a very simple device, controlled by just a button and a switch.
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Make sure the drive mode is set to remote control. Aim the small black arrow in the silver circle at the camera and press the button to fire the shutter. Based on this, it would seem that you can only use the RC-6 from in front of the camera, and you will find this quoted in some reviews. If you hold the RC-6 a few inches above the shutter release, aiming down, the shutter will fire when you press the remote button — useful as an alternative to a remote switch. It will even operate from behind the camera if the infrared beam is reflected back from a nearby surface.
When aimed from the front of the camera the range is given as 5 metres, though this will vary with the surroundings. Infrared devices can be affected by fluorescent lighting, but we have not experienced any problems. Remote control sensor on camera. As with all uses of the RC-6, make sure that the drive mode is set to one of the remote shooting options.
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When you press the RC-6 button the recording will start immediately. Pressing the button again will stop the recording.
This is a great little feature which we hope will be included in new EOS models. If you shoot in bulb mode, pressing the camera shutter button opens the shutter. It stays open for as long as you hold the button down — not very convenient for exposure times of more than a few seconds.
A remote switch is better. You can press and lock the remote button so that you can move away from the camera while the exposure is indtrukcja progress. But best of all is the RC Press the button on the remote control unit to open the shutter, press it again to close the shutter. If you have the remote control set to 2-second delay, there will be a 2-second delay before the shutter first opens.
During the exposure a timer displays the time elapsed on the LCD screen. If you have a camera compatible with the RC-6, using this technique is much easier than attaching a cable to the remote socket. Above Elapsed time display during bulb exposure shown on the top LCD of some models.
EOS magazine article: Canon Remote Control RC-6
An obvious use for the RC-6 is for shooting self-portraits. When you press to RC-6 button the camera will autofocus and then fire.
However, if you do not want to include the RC-6 in the image, set the RC-6 switch to 2-second delay. Now when you fire the RC-6 canno the camera you will have a couple of seconds to move the device out of the field-of-view before the picture is taken.
If you do not have one of the cameras compatible with the RC-6, what choices do you have? Also compatible with the above cameras are earlier versions — RC-1 and RC Instrukcha RC-1 offers the immediate and 2-second delay modes of the RC The RC-5 only has the immediate firing mode. We regularly receive complaints about the RC-6 from photographers who say it is faulty. Generally it is not. Here are two things to check:.
If you want a small, versatile, inexpensive remote shooting accessory, look no further than the Canon Remote Control RC Despite its diminutive size 32 x Free sampler Collection of technique articles on the Canon EOS system yours free plus regular newsletter. Here to help Bulb mode If you shoot in bulb mode, pressing the camera shutter button opens the shutter.
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Self portraits An obvious use for the RC-6 is for shooting self-portraits. Other cameras If you do not have one of the cameras compatible with the RC-6, what choices do you have?
Self portraits For self-portraits you can use the self-timer mode, which is built into most models. When the self-timer is set in the drive modepressing the shutter button starts the 2-second or second timer 2-second delay not available on all models. This insturkcja you time to move to the front of the camera.
At the end of the period the shutter fires. The advantage of the RC-6 is that you can instrukcjz the shutter when you are ready rather than waiting for the fixed delay to end. Bulb exposures All EOS models have a remote socket, so you can use a thrid party remote switch to lock the shutter open during a long exposure. Recording movies As far as we know, the RC-6 is the only device which will start and stop movie recording currently only compatible with the EOS 60D.
Here are two things to check: Some cameras have more than one self-timer mode — you must use a mode with the symbol of a remote control unit. Pressing the shutter button in this mode gives you a 2 or second self timer delay. Pressing the button on the RC-6 fires the shutter immediately or with a 2-second delay.
Auto power The RC-6 will only operate when the camera is switched on. We promise never to share your information.