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Offline ChuckM

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Using a remote shutter cable, I did some shots in shop in the morning. In one of the last shots, I pulled the cable too short, bringing down the camera to the floor. Luckily, the drop wasn't a fatal one.

Then, the Amazon order arrived a few hours later with my remote control ($24 Cdn), along with a couple other woodworking items. From now on, my Canon Rebel T3 can be used with no string attached! One limitation with using the wireless remote seems to be that I can't use the camera in the A-DEP or Av mode.

If I had been able to find a compatible wireless control earlier, I could've avoided today's accident.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 06:01 PM by ChuckM »

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Wireless Remote Control (Arrived Too Late for the Drop)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 07:43 PM »
Auch! [blink]
Cameras dropping hurts.. seems you where in better luck than my last, thankfully only accident, that required a repair.

Untethered remotes are a godsend for some shots.
Though I do very often use the corded when the camera is secure on a tripod, as it’s faster and easier to attach than most “wireless” wich often have wires.. and sometimes a dead or near dead battery  [embarassed]. But extensions on a corded is risky business..

As a camera repair specialist told me: usually the plastic reinforced bodies took the hits the best way, as their body shell acts as a bumper that absorbs a lot of the impact.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Wireless Remote Control (Arrived Too Late for the Drop)
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 08:32 PM »
I was in a bit of luck this time. If the damage were more serious, I probably wouldn't go for the repair route as the camera is 6 or 7 years old. I have told myself never to spend money on repairing items like laptops, etc., after similar fixes (at $80 Cdn or so a pop) only prolonged the lifespan by no more than a year or two.

The lens is a little sticky after the fall, but as long as the zoom function and others work fine, I won't be looking for a replacement.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Wireless Remote Control (Arrived Too Late for the Drop)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 06:51 PM »
I guess on a camera it’s its value first hand that counts wether to repair it or not.
I treat mine as fine instruments, with a lot of care. (A repair shop once commented on my well cared cameras, it was rear to se a well used camera in the condition I keep them in (so are my tools)

But, if your lens got a knock.. it could be out of alignment. Have you run a couple of test shots to see if it’s in focus - and the focus is in plane?

Cheap lenses are hard to wrench on.. I tried and mostly fixed one, but jeeez there’s a lot of plastic that can only be replaced. An old Olympus 50mm came out shining after home dismantling and cleaning after relieving it of massive attack of fungus.
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”