Summary: I love this remote switch. It meets all my needs; no complaints about the length of the cord. I flip my Canon live view screen to face forward, set the timer to a 10 second delay, step back to check the framing of my picture and press the button. I just took a self portrait. Also great when using a tripod for macro shots.
Cons: The cord does not stay pinched in the notch on the remote so when it lets loose it sometimes gets tangled in the camera strap or tripod wands.
Summary: This remote is very nice quality, it performs flawlessly. Notice that the cord is only 25" long, older photographers will recognize this as a pretty normal length cord. For me it's a little short so I decided to lengthen it by several feet. The connector is a 2.5mm sub-mini jack, NOT a 3.5mm mini jack as it says on this website. This is the first ever problem I've had with Crutchfield in over 10 years of buying here. I cannot praise the Crutchfield tech reps too highly.
Excerpt: I had ordered a macro lens and knew from past experience that I would need this gadget. I had used the older type with the pushcable when I shot Olympuses. (Could even shoot off two cameras at once with my double. I was hip!)<br />But anyway, I was planning to take protraits and did not want to be tied down BEHIND the camera-especially with shooting kids.
Summary: This remote is very handy when you want steady camera pics. For example in the winter when your hands are cold which could make the camera shake a bit. Just put your camera on a tripod and insert the remote into the USB connection. Works great!
Summary: Nice small wired remote with convenient partial press feature to focus and the lock feature for time exposures. Only complaint is that an extension cord should be available for taking self portrates etc. Cord is limited length. And female jack and male plug are micro sized so it is hard to find a compatable generic extension. The RC6 wireless remote is more convenient for longer distance control for camers which work with that device such as my Rebel T2i.