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Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3

B&H # CATC80N3 Mfr # 2477A002
You Pay: $129.00
Product Highlights
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Functions as an Intervalometer
  • Self-Timer
  • Interval Timer
  • Long-Exposure Timer
  • Exposure Count Setting
  • LCD Display with Backlighting
  • Enter Settings with a Single Thumb

The Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Control is a remote switch with a 2.6' (80cm) cord and a self-timer, interval timer, long-exposure timer, and exposure-count setting feature. The timer can be set anywhere from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes, or 59 seconds. A dial enables you to easily enter the numeric settings with a single thumb. The LCD panel can also be illuminated. The rear of the controller has a hole to keep the EOS-3's remote control socket cap.

Compatible with EOS-3, 1V HS, 1V, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark III, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, D30, D60 and D2000 cameras.

Canon EOS Camera Compatibility
EOS-3, 1V HS, 1V, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark III, 5D, 5D Mark II, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, D30, D60 and D2000 cameras.
Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3
  • CR2032 Battery
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonTimer Remote Controller TC-80N3
     
    4.6

    (based on 374 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (248)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (105)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (269)
    • Lightweight (241)
    • Reliable (219)
    • Durable (154)
    • Easy to set up (37)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (18)
    • Heavy / bulky (13)
    • Not durable (13)
    • Poor design (11)
    • No onoff switch (8)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (204)
    • Macro photography (129)
    • Travel (108)
    • Portraits (93)
    • Studio (84)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (102), Professional (100), Semi-professional (97), Tech savvy (25), Gearhead (18)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (37), Business (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (231), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Powerful tool

    Powerful toolWhy would you want to buy this product? 1.)Remote shutter release - that can be 30 feet away with the Canon extension cable. Photograph birds in the nest. Buy the extension...Read complete review

    Powerful toolWhy would you want to buy this product? 1.)Remote shutter release - that can be 30 feet away with the Canon extension cable. Photograph birds in the nest. Buy the extension cable – yes it cost about $70 but, if you do this kind of photography you will need it.2.)Remote timer – delay the shutter from 1 second to 99 hours. Photograph the moon's phases over time or anything with a cycle time. Combine this function with exposure count to have more capability.3.)Interval timer – photograph a flower bloom opening –Take a photo every X seconds for days, great for time laps photography. 1 second to 99 hours with or without limits on the number of exposures.4.)Long exposure – take a 15 min exposure of a night scene, etc. - 1 second to 99 hours.5.)Set exposure count – combine this function with other functions above to limit the number of exposures taken. A Zero value = no limits on the number of exposures taken.Some reviews have complained that this tool does not have an on /off switch. You do not need an on / off switch. The battery life with this device on 24 hours a day is over three years. Does your watch need a on / off switch?Others have stated that it is limited to 99 exposures, not true. "... set to 00 (blank setting) the number of time interval shooting will be unlimited." This product works great, gives you many options to photograph special subjects, is light weight, has a night light for the display and allows you to take a photo anytime by pressing the remote shutter release. You can start or stop any function by pressing the start / stop button. Yes the buttons are small, but it works fine for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Durability problems

    I have just killed my third TC-80N3 and feel the need, finally, to review this piece of equipment.The timer remote is great functionally. It does everything you could need it to do. ...Read complete review

    I have just killed my third TC-80N3 and feel the need, finally, to review this piece of equipment.The timer remote is great functionally. It does everything you could need it to do. The backlight is effective, all the controls work fine, it is reliable and does what it is supposed to.The problem is that this is now, apparently, a [$] item. I think it was closer to 120 the last time I bought one. Let me say this simply: it's not worth it. The problem with this unit is that, eventually, the cord on the timer remote end pulls out. It has happened to all 3 of my TC-80N3's that I have owned. On the last one, I actually taped the connection to the remote as soon as I took it out of the box to prevent this from happening. It helped, but finally after maybe a year and a half or two years it has pulled out again.I use the timer remote for almost every shot I take, so I am definitely a heavy user. However, for [$], the knockoffs of which sell for 20 bucks, this thing should be more durable. Use braided wire, improve the strain relief on the remote end. Having this thing fail three time for the same reason every time is not acceptable.I would advise anyone buying this to tape or otherwise try to mitigate the issues on the remote end BEFORE they become a problem.For me, I have finally had it and will be buying the knockoffs. For 20, or even 50, bucks I can afford to have a backup which will be nice. The TC-80N3 is a good piece of gear for 50 bucks. For [$] it is a tremendous ripoff and severely lacking in quality.

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    5.0

    Glad I bought one...

    By instaimage

    from Minden, NV

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Feature Set

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Tripod Shooting

      Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

      This thing will do more than what it seems on the outside... You can "combo" the different types of things it will do, so for example, you can set a delay, and then have it run as an intervalometer... there's some new ground to be covered with that type of feature! Product feels nice. I don't like that there's no on/off button... although they state the battery will last a long time without a bother... just feel like I've left it on accidentally when I see the numbers on the face.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect for time lapse video.

      By Steve in Vegas

      from Las Vegas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Easy To Use Works Great
        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

        Using the product for night shooting and time lapse video. Simple and works great.

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        4.0

        Great!

        By Mike

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Time Lapse
          • Traveling

          Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

          Easy to use. Does the job

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome, easy, versatile controller

          By imirman

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                Easy to use, great results.....

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great For Time-Lapse Photography!

                By Iceman

                from Livermore, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                  I recently got into time-lapse photography. I wanted to capture a bud of an orchid as it blooms. With consistent lighting, this device gave me great results. It is multi-functional as it can also be a self-timer and remote trigger. I will also try the long-exposure feature next time when I decide on a subject. I'm very happy with this product overall.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Doki

                  from Ocala, Florida

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                    The product is easy to use. Great for night photography & long-eposure photography.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller

                    By LJ

                    from Napa,Ca.

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Multable Uses

                    Cons

                    • Bought Sooner

                    Best Uses

                    • Astrophotography
                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                    In addition to being an excellent cable-release this remote controller is an excellent tool for time-lapse and astrophotography. I've been working on capturing the night sky and the light and color that only long exposures can reveal. This will be a great help to fine-tune my exposures. I wish I would have purchased it sooner. LJ

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                    3.0

                    $[$] bucks?

                    By One Creative Grampa

                    from Montrose, Co

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                        5 star quality but price? Great little machine but Canon should not be so greedy . A must for star trails and time lapse, saw some knock offs on the internet but Canon stuff is always been good to me, so I pony'd up the $ - hope Canon uses my $ for good things to come, like a really good 200-550L zoom!(my dream)

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        just in time

                        By Kodak Gallery Elite Guy

                        from Flint, Mi

                        Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                        You got this to me in plenty of time for my upcoming trip. The intervelometer performed flawlessly! B&H came through once again! Thank you.

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                        5.0

                        Essential Tool

                        By Jack the Photo Guy

                        from Groton, MA

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                            I am amazed at how much I use this and was without such a tool for years. Great tool.. only slight negative is mechanism to set time. You have t opress on a dial to be able to turn it. a Bit unusual but not enough to go less than 5 stars.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Awesome device

                            By LXG

                            from Rocky Point, NC

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Time Lapse

                              Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                              Mostly I use this timer as an intervalometer to capture time lapse sequences. Right out of the box I was able to get it working within 5 minutes. I'm a person who always reads the instructions, and I think you pretty much have to do that with this, but it's not rocket science. I love it. In fact, I keep the receiver mounted on my camera's hot shoe all the time

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              3.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By Gram

                              from Spokane, WA

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • No off switch
                              • Not Durable
                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                              Seems silly that on an expensive brand-name product such as this that you have to remove the battery to turn the item off.Upon reading the literature, it is clear that it has been a long time since Canon updated this product, they should upgrade the plug and add an on-off switch.Should come with a nice protective bag for the cost and (I worry) potential for damage.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Wonderfully built and easily navigated

                              By maxwellduryea

                              from albuquerque

                              Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                              Pricey for sure, but well worth the investment. I've dealt with Chinese knockoffs as many of is have, and finally got fed up and purchased this one. Worlds apart in quality, build, ease of use, etc.

                              Do yourself a favor and get the real-deal.

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                              4.0

                              Excellent addition to my 6D

                              By Casey

                              from Harlingen, TX

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Poor Instruction Manual

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Time lapse photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                              After recently purchasing a Canon 6D from B&H, I developed an interest in time lapse photography. Since the camera itself does not have the capability, the Canon Remote Controller TC-80N3 gives me the intervolometer functions that I need. The device seems well made and once you determine the various functions it is easy to use. The instruction manual could be better, as I found it somewhat confusing.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Get this one, not the RS-80N3

                              By Nightnoise

                              from Denver, CO

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                                This, of course, is my personal opinion and others can disagree. I think the RS-80N3 is way overpriced for what little it does. All the RS-80N3 does is release your shutter and it has a lock. On the other hand, the TC-80N3 can release and lock just like the RS-80N3, and even without a battery. But in addition you can set a release delay (like your camera but longer), set an interval, and set really long exposures without counting on your fingers or using your wrist watch. Yes it costs more but you get a lot more. Again, that is how I see it.

                                Oh, and one more thing. Some people are put off because it doesn't have an on/off switch. My garage door opener uses the same battery and doesn't have an on/off switch. I have lived with this terrible omission just fine!

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By FLYNNAGAIN

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                                  This remote is a great deal. I use it for time lapses and star trails on my 5D MKIII.

                                  Only thing I would change is the power function. It's always on.... but that battery keeps on ticking so I guess it's alright. Just might wanna have an extra on ya at all times just in case.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller

                                  By Biketrash

                                  from Austin, Texas

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Night photos

                                    Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                                    What a great little gadget. Perfect for pictures of the night sky. Wish it had come with a little protective bag.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A must have accessory!

                                    By KnArellano

                                    from Arvada, CO

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                                      I use it once a week.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      just a thought

                                      By Beefy

                                      from Atlanta, Georgia

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                                      I use this to do time laps and night star trail shooting. It's Lite and compact..it just feels cheaply made. I do think they should allow for some type of restraintdevice. .

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Lots of Fun Uses

                                      By Heffa

                                      from Washington State

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Creative Photography
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Light Painting
                                        • Time Lapse
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3:

                                        This is a great gadget. I've always had simple wired and wireless remote switches, but the features in this device allow for a lot of different possibilities. I've tried some light painting ideas, and the timer allows me to control exposures longer than 30 seconds (the max my camera goes up to before 'bulb' mode), and it allows variable self-timing in case it takes me more than 10 seconds to get into position with my lights (camera's internal self-timer is 10 seconds max). I also really like the interval timer feature and have experimented with some interesting time-lapse stuff. The exposure-count setting will come in handy with that as well. Very simple to use.

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