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RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release

You Pay: $47.50
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D & 50D Digital Cameras and Similar Cameras Which Use a 3-Pin Connector

This RS-RT04/C3 RF Remote Release from RPS is a wireless radio remote that works with Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D & 50D digital cameras and similar cameras which use a 3-pin connector. It consists of two parts; a receiver/trigger that connects to the camera's cable release socket, and a separate transmitter. The remote can have a range of up to 85' under optimal conditions, and it features a two-position switch, for focusing operation or shutter release. The RS-RT04/C3 is equipped for 16 user-selectable channels

Note! The receiver takes 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)

May be used on up to 16 channels...user settable.
Eliminates the need for a cable release.
Transmitter has a two-position switch...press lightly for prefocusing, and then continue pressing to release the shutter.
LED lights indicate prefocus and exposure.
Dimensions (HxWxD) Receiver: 2.75 x 1.25 x 0.75" (69.85 x 44.5 x 19.05mm)
Transmitter: 2.75 x 1.25 x 0.50" (69.85 x 44.5 x 12.7mm)
Range Up to 85' (25.09m)
Channels Up to 16 (user selectable)
Cord Length 7' (2.13 m)
Power Requirements Receiver: 2 x AAA Alkaline or rechargeable batteries (not included)
Transmitter: 1 x 23A battery (installed)
RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release
  • Transmitter with Telescoping Antenna
  • GR23A Battery (for Transmitter)
  • Receiver (Requires 2 AAA Batteries - not included)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    RPS LightingRS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release
     
    4.3

    (based on 62 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (45)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Reliable (14)
    • Compact (13)
    • Easy to set up (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (17)
      • Macro photography (16)
      • Studio (12)
      • Travel (12)
      • Family photos (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (11), Enthusiast (10), Tech savvy (9), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great RF remote

      I bought this to do primarily two things: Capture birds at a bird feeder, and self-portraits. I'll probably come up with some other uses later! ;-)

      What's great: It...Read complete review

      I bought this to do primarily two things: Capture birds at a bird feeder, and self-portraits. I'll probably come up with some other uses later! ;-)

      What's great: It works. Every time. I saw that another reviewer said they had trouble with the transmitter button, but I haven't had any problems with mine. The transmitter button works exactly like the shutter button on my Canon 40D: Press partway for focus/metering, press all the way to snap. The light on both the transmitter turn green on half-press, red on full-press.

      The two components are small and lightweight. I keep them in an old P&S drawstring sack in my bag, and aren't bothersome to haul around.

      Not so great, two things (I subtracted 1 star for this):

      1. For the price, the build quality is okay to good, except that the transmitter's antenna (a telescoping aerial) seems a little flimsy, and rattles when extended. It would probably bend or break if you hit it against anything. At the range I have used it so far, about 20-30 feet (6-10 meters) through a glass door and windows that had metallic tinting, it was quite reliable with the antenna in the collapsed position. Haven't tried it yet at longer distances.

      2. Not really a reliability issue, but the DIP switches look very 1980's tech. They are very reliable, though. I suppose the settings could be accidently changed in rough handling, but this hasn't been an issue for me.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Dot-line Remote Release for Canon EOS 5d -10D -20D - 30D

      Dot-line Remote Release for Canon EOS 5d -10D -20D - 30DThe remote release unlike the reviewer stated does work-- it works better in some modes than some of the other modes-- it...Read complete review

      Dot-line Remote Release for Canon EOS 5d -10D -20D - 30DThe remote release unlike the reviewer stated does work-- it works better in some modes than some of the other modes-- it has a lot to do with your camera settings.The instructions must be read , not to worry the instructions are weak short and not helpful for camera settings but what's there is important.First thing I found out was that you can't use the buttons with the remote plugged in except the light. You have no auto review , no jump or any of the buttons on the back or top except the light.(no chimping) .You can use the dials very limited without the buttons.So set your camera up including focus , before you plug in the remote.Best setting is all focus points AL Servo AF and not on spot , since your camera will be on a tripod or at least self supporting , Av and a large F stop , if you are trying to use it on birds or moving subjects Tv and a high ISO , Drive Mode should be on regular multi shot or single shot , not the one with the H , on Multi shot it will take two shots before you can take your finger off the button on H it fires like 5 or more. Mirror flip up does not work , Bulb does not work. Auto sleep mode does not happen , when the remote is plugged in , your camera is on and ready.The remote has a four channel code four switch's in two positions , that's a lot of combinations 64 I think , maybe a Pro would have a use for it .When you turn the receiver on , by holding the button down for a couple of seconds ,a red light starts to flash once every second , when you push the button half way down on the remote the receiver light turns green this is supposed to focus the camera , pushing the button all the way down trips the shutter.I suggest you have the camera pre-focused if possible , the light on the receiver is small and hard to see , in the daytime in the bright Sun its invisible , especially if your are at the end of its range 100' I haven't tested it at that distance but I got far enough away from My bird feeders the birds paid me no mind , 50' 60' and inside My house.I like the remote I like the results when I used it for Hummingbirds and moon shots.Rodger (CA)

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      5.0

      Works great

      By Captainmarvyl

      from MN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

      This is a great little product. Makes my close up low to the ground work so much easier. I can also use it to photograph birds, without them seeing me.

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      5.0

      Price is right

      By Canon man

      from Alberta

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

      Product works very well. The Rx unit is well adapted to the 7D with pop up flash.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Geat device

      By Tom

      from St. Joseph Mo

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

        I wanted a simple easy to use shutter release and this one fits the bill perfectly. In outdoor settings I have been as far away as 100 feet and it still worked perfectly every time. In my house going form room to room it did well as long as I stayed on the same floor. It meets and exceeds all of my requirements. Weak pointif you can call it that is the reciever just hangs so I added a small piece of velcro to the side and added the other velcro to the camera rubber boot. Works perfect.

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        5.0

        Wireless bargain

        By Bill D

        from Palm Springs, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Self portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

          There may be better wireless remote systems available but this one seems to be the most affordable. Easy to use and reliable, it only took a minute to get results and works every time. So far I've only tested indoors and up 50 feet but at those distances it doesn't even need the antenna extended on the remote. Occasionally you may have to change frequencies but that only takes a few seconds.

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          4.0

          works well!

          By H

          from San Francisco

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

            I just received it and tested it and it fired just fine. Easy to use. Have not tested it for distance yet. construction seems OK although I see no company name on the product, kinda puzzling. wished it had a firing button on the piece connecting to the camera

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            5.0

            As advertised. Love it.

            By Charley

            from Lancaster, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Low light situations
              • Portraits

              Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

              Upgraded from a 350D to a 50D. The 350D had an infrared remote and you had to be in front of the camera to use it. I love this radio remote as it gives me freedom of movement and long range to boot!

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              5.0

              Easy to use

              By bergtor opsett

              from senja, norway

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

              Easy to use. I use a tripod and take macrofoto. I use it on Canon 5D and 7D. The remote control is easier than pressing the shutter on the camera.
              There is no bracket for attaching the receiver to overcame the moraine. hangs in the connection cord..

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              4.0

              Nice product

              By Amy

              from Scotch Plains, NJ

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Infant child photography
                • Self portraits

                Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                Worked great out the box. It does NOT have the 2 second delay that many of the remotes have. Great for use with photographing children and for use in self portraits. Remote hid easily in my hand. I rated in only 4 stars as I don't like the way it dangles from the side of my camera but overall, it's a good product. Would recommend to others.

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                5.0

                Just what I had hoped

                By hannahelaine

                from nashville, tn

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                  i haven't had tons of experience with it yet but grabbed it straight out of the box and used it immediately for about 3 hours straight without a hitch. granted, the longest distance was about 8 feet away but it works like a charm. feels a little fragile so i took some gaffers tape and tapped a few napkins around the bottom half of the remote to pad it a bit in case i dropped it (which did happen a few times) and that seemed to help protect it some and also kept me from accidentally switching channels.
                  seemed to work fine whether the antenna was up or down.
                  i feel way more comfortable with this than with the cord.

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                  4.0

                  Gets The Job Done

                  By shadamai

                  from Asheville, NC

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Dangling Receiver

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                  I bought this remote for my 40D and I've been happy with it so far. It's the first wireless remote that I've purchased and it is actually easier to use than the wired remote I am used to using at work. I haven't had the opportunity to try it from long distances. I took another reviewer's suggestion to wire tie the receiver to the camera strap hook so it doesn't dangle (if I was to make a suggestion for improvement, the receiver design would be it.) In my opinion, the remote is definitely worth the price.

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                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By sweetie edie

                  from corpus christi, tx

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Self portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                    It meets my expectations without any problems, therefore I give a 5 star.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Does what it says!!!

                    By Dave

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Not Durable

                    Best Uses

                    • Bulb exposures
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                    Does exactly what I expected and wanted it to do with my Canon 50D. The plastic bodies of the receiver and transmitter are a bit flimsy and could be made a little stronger. You have to be careful where/how you put it in your bag. Other than that it works great. Works just like the shutter button on the camera.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent product for the $$

                    By Dog guy

                    from Alberta, Canada

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                      Very easy to set up and use. Good range. This is my third RF remote and so far has been trouble free.

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                      5.0

                      I love this product

                      By Mixc8

                      from Brooklyn NY

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                        I have been searching for a wireless remote for my Canon 30D, I cames across this product and read the reviews so I went up to B&H today and picked it up. Works right out of the box no problem. Just kind in mind your going to need a couple of AAA batt's when you buy it but for the price its great!!I gave it 5 stars because it works right out of the box with no issues, I started shooting self shots with it right away. And it has an on & off switch, I worked with a bulb setting with no issues,the instructions are simple and easy. I am also getting ready to buy the Canon 7D with this supports as well..

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                        4.0

                        I recommend this remote

                        By TC

                        from Athens, AL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits

                          Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                          This product allows you to get out from behind the camera and allows you to catch unplanned poses quickly.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          "Wish I had bought this sooner"

                          By Burbee

                          from western N.Y.

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Panoramic

                            Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                            I Just started shooting panoramic photographs indoors for web use. This remote is now a must have. It works great! It is easy to use. Now I can see how useful it would have been to own for my outdoor applications too.

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                            5.0

                            Works as described!

                            By bob

                            from Sulphur Springs, TX

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Instructions lacking

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                            I chose this remote release from several available at a reasonable price. So far, it has worked exactly as described. I haven't tested the range, but it is sufficient for my usage. The little instruction pamphlet could use an update though.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product!

                            By Roberto

                            from Carlisle, Pa

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                              This is nice thing to add to your equipment. It works very well and is very helpful in my photograpy.

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                              4.0

                              Shoot at a Distance

                              By jas

                              from vermont

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                                Would give it five stars if I had more experience but since this is the first remote I have used, I will just say it works very well and I have what I need not to rock the boat.

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                                4.0

                                Can't wait to use it!

                                By Trish

                                from Ann Arbor, MI

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about RPS Lighting RS-RT04/C3 Wireless RF Remote Release:

                                  Easy to use, even better quality than the old one I had that was a different brand.

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