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Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3

You Pay: $43.50
Product Highlights
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Minimizes Vibrations
  • Great for Close-ups & Time Exposures

The compact Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3 with a 2.6'/80cm cable is a remote shutter release which is designed to prevent camera shake for super telephoto shots, macro photography and bulb exposures. Handy for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure.

The Remote Switch works just like a shutter button, enabling halfway or complete pressing. It also has a shutter-release lock. With the EOS-3's Custom Function No. 12 (mirror lockup), camera shake can be further reduced.

Compatible with EOS-3, 1v HS/1v, 1D-series, 1Ds-series, 5D-series, 6D-series 7D, D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D and 50D.

Note: Not compatible with the EOS Rebel series, EOS 60D or the 70D.

Note! Only compatible in still mode. Will not trigger the camera in video mode.

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CanonRemote Switch RS-80N3
 
4.7

(based on 532 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (378)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (397)
  • Lightweight (336)
  • Reliable (319)
  • Durable (269)
  • Easy to set up (70)

Cons

  • Not durable (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Poor design (8)
  • Short cord (5)
  • Price (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (287)
  • Macro photography (268)
  • Portraits (211)
  • Studio (160)
  • Travel (120)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (210), Semi-professional (115), Professional (84), Tech savvy (31), Practical (29)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70), Business (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (267), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It does its job just fine.

When my Canon TC-80N3 timer remote suddenly died recently I decided to replace it with this timerless RS-80N3. I did this because in 5 years of heavy professional use I had never...Read complete review

When my Canon TC-80N3 timer remote suddenly died recently I decided to replace it with this timerless RS-80N3. I did this because in 5 years of heavy professional use I had never once used the timer function of the original, far more expensive, TC-80N3.

Comments have been made in other reviews about the construction of the RS. It's virtually the same as the far more expensive TC-80N3, less the timer. Same durability. The plug locks onto the camera until you tug on the locking collar; it's simple and very effective. Other inexpensive third party remote releases don't have this locking plug. This feature should certainly be one of the main incentives to choose the Canon-made RS-80N3 over similarly priced third party alternatives.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Remote switch is better than none

I like this, it is simple & does the job without spending a few hundred dollard for the wireless version. But...They really need to make this cord 5ft long. 2.6 ft...Read complete review

I like this, it is simple & does the job without spending a few hundred dollard for the wireless version. But...They really need to make this cord 5ft long. 2.6 ft does not allow me to set up the camera and place a chair nearby waiting for the right moment. It is difficult to use while waiting because your arm is held at length.

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4.0

simple....reduce camera shake

By Deb

from Austin, MN

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

    used to reduce camera shake.....easy to plug in and use with tripod to eliminate extra motion

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    • No

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    5.0

    Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3

    By Glen

    from Norwalk, CT

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

      Great Canon camera accessory to help eliminate camera shake

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      • No

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      5.0

      Must have for long exposure & telephoto

      By wrr

      from Northern CA

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        Cons

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            Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

            I now own 2 of these. A little pricey, but a useful/necessary item.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simple and perfect!

            By Brianna

            from Somerville, MA

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                Works exactly as I expected it to!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great

                By Brian

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Casual user

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                      Far easier to connect to my camera than the one for my A-2.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Serves the purpose.

                      By zhlange

                      from Sacramento, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                        It works perfect with long exposures. The four stars is due to the length of the cable. It could have been a little longer.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does Its Job

                        By BLB

                        from SF Bay Area

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                          Simply put, the RS-80N3 works well. For example, when a Canon 6D is mounted to a decent tripod, the addition of the remote switch helps minimize shake during the shot, particularly when the camera is set to Live View mode. The switch coupling to the camera body seems quite secure (i.e., not prone to falling out). Additionally, the shutter lock is a nice convenience for bulb shots. The only feature so far keeping this item from being "five star" is the relatively short cable -- a foot or so more wouldn't hurt. Overall, though, the RS-80N3 appears to function as advertised.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By stan.jag

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                            Semple and reliable. Trouble free !

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect match for my 7D

                            By Charlie W

                            from Anniston, AL

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Light Trailsstar Trails
                              • Light Trails Star Trails
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                              This is the remote switch designed for use with the Canon 7D camera. It works flawlessly. No complaints at all.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Must Have For Tack Sharp Photos

                              By kk in Parker

                              from Parker, CO

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Connector
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                  I use this cable shutter release to minimize any motion by physically pressing the shutter - this remote is well built, has a flexible sturdy cord and can be locked on for video. I work hard for super crisp pics and this along with a tripod help a lot!

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                                  5.0

                                  Lifesaver!

                                  By Jen

                                  from Wenatchee, WA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                      Bought it as a backup. Two days after it arrived one of ours failed!

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      It works

                                      By Jim

                                      from Florida

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                        You plug it in; it works. There really isn't anything to it.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect!!!

                                        By Pic Thiz

                                        from Grand Island, NE

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                          I love having this remote to do photography of children because you can be getting the children to laugh or smile and you don't have to be behind the camera. Also great for wedding pictures (large groups), low light, and timed exposures when you don't want to be holding your camera.

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                                          5.0

                                          Should have bought sooner...

                                          By Andrew Kaan

                                          from Stuttgart, Germany

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                              This was worth every penny!!!

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great build quality

                                              By mike_K

                                              from Newnan, GA

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                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                                I wanted a wired remote for occasions when the TC-80N3 Timer/Remote Controller is a little too much, and when the RC-6 infrared remote is a little clunky. This remote is perfect! The plug fits into the camera very accurately (not so much with 3rd party remotes) and the performance is very reliable. What more can I say? It's great!

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                                                5.0

                                                Must have for Macro !!

                                                By Mike

                                                from Benton AR

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Macro Photography

                                                  Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                                  Very happy with this release !!

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Very nice Remote Switch

                                                  By Candid Feedback

                                                  from USA

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape Photography
                                                    • Macro Photography

                                                    Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                                    I ordered one of these from elsewhere and the box was labelled for P.R.C. use only. That might have been fine, but the remote was vey hard to remove.

                                                    I then ordered from B&H, got a genuine Canon US market product, and the remote pressed on easily, and detached easily by pulling the silver collar as expected. Should have ordered from B&H in the first place -- lesson learned.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Satified

                                                    By rteller

                                                    from Scottsbluff, NE

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday use
                                                      • Landscape Photography
                                                      • Macro Photography

                                                      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                                      This is a basic remote switch, but it does what it is suppose to do and does it well. Like all Canon products I have purchased it is reliable and durable.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Good product

                                                      By CorvetteCorey

                                                      from Corona

                                                      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                                      Only checked it out, but it appears to work as advertised. Looking forward to using it for night photography soon.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Remote switch

                                                      By woody

                                                      from santa rosa ca,

                                                      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 Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                                        What can you say about a remote? it works ,seems to be well built only thing i can say to make it better is to drop the price that would make it better.

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