Summary: I could have gotten this at a cheaper price somewhere else, but Best Buy had it locally in stock and I needed it quick. It does what the advertising says it will do. I bought it so i could shoot night time pics of fireworks going off of Pikes Peak at midnight without jostling the camera. Unfortunately, this was the first year in decades the weather was too bad to shoot them off, so I was in a rush for nothing! But I'm glad I have this useful accessory.
Pros: It works well with my camera and is simple to use.
Summary: This item was bought for use with my Canon EOS T2i/550d. It was a bit pricey @ $41.99, but it was available locally. The Wireless Remote works perfectly and gives me an opportunity to do long astronomical exposures using the camera's "bulb" setting without the need for wires or a laptop to control the camera. Click once to start the exposure, click again to stop. When using the camera's built-in exposure times, single click operation was wonderful.
Pros: Ease of use, compatibility with other camera models, cool little storage pouch
Summary: This remote works really well. It is small and easy to carry in your pocket, or hide in your hand so it isn't seen in the photo. It is a little touchy with where you have to point it at the camera. If it's not in the exact spot it won't work. I thought the price was a little on the high side, but I suppose when you've already spent over $1,000 on the camera and lenses, what's another $40, right? I have a Canon Eos Rebel T2i.
Pros: Small and easy to carry around
Cons: You have to point it at a very specific spot
Good product but has some limitations for my needs
13 January 2012
Summary: Good product, but it would be better if it worked behind the camera. Because you need to point it at the sensor, it's more effective for self portraits. When shooting landscapes or bracketed shots it takes a while to activate the remote.
Cons: Wish that it would work from behind the camera- need to point it at the sensor.
Summary: Overall it works great, only downside is that you really have to point it at the camera's sensor which at times presents issues if you are standing to the right of the sensor as the lens blocks the sensor from that side.
Summary: I was looking for a wired remote at the time but I could not find one in stock. I decided to take a chance on the wireless remote and it turned out to be a great choice. I use the remote for astrophotography and it has made a huge difference. I have been using the remote for several weeks now and it has done the job well.
Summary: Really light product that does what it says....allows you to remotely take pictures. I got it bc I wanted the ability to start recording something while not behind the camera, and this lets me do that (although the switch must be on the 2 sec delay). Only downside is bc it's uses IR, it must be pointed at the camera for it to work. So if I'm taking a video that I'm in, there's some time at the beginning where's it obvious I'm starting the recording.