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CanonRemote Switch RS-80N3
 
4.7

(based on 542 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (385)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (402)
  • Lightweight (338)
  • Reliable (323)
  • Durable (274)
  • Easy to set up (70)

Cons

  • Not durable (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Poor design (8)
  • Short cord (5)
  • Price (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (291)
  • Macro photography (272)
  • Portraits (215)
  • Studio (163)
  • Travel (124)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (210), Semi-professional (118), Professional (86), Tech savvy (31), Practical (29)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70), Business (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (270), Yes (8)

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

Its perfect

By SP

from California

Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

It is perfect. You can't go wrong with the price, and it is made for everyday wear and tear

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4.0

Basic Remote

By Shooter32

from Richmond, VA

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

  • A little expensive

Best Uses

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

Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

This is a basic function, remote for some Canon series DSLRs. Allows reliable off camera shutter release, helpful for long exposures, landscapes, portraits and available light shots.Not cheap, but not many options that work as well.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Free Your Self Up!

By Raymond

from Albuquerque

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

    This is a great tool for photographing kids and families. I gives you the opportunity to interact with the kids more freely and get just the right shot.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    As good as advertised!

    By Rik

    from SE Michigan

    Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

    Nothing more, nothing less, a workhorse product. You can't ask for more than that!

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again...

    By Frank

    from NEPA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Needs a longer cord

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

    I needed a remote switch for my 1DX and 5D and this one did it. Very easy to use. Can be used in all phases of the camera operation i.e.. single shot or burst if needed.

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    4.0

    Great

    By Rt

    from California

    Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

    Great product, fast delivery, very happy with my purchase

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    5.0

    Excellent Product fro Canon

    By VitaminC

    from Surprise, AZ

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

      As usual another excellent Canon product with superior service from B&H. DO NOT BUY the off brand, China junk from @! Stick with B&H!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Everyday staple

      By Lexis

      from Washington, DC

      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

      Easy to attach and use, works every time. Worth the price.

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      5.0

      i purched this remote switch again

      By dan the photo man

      from chicago area

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

        i purched this remote switch again,its that good,
        also i lost the last one

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Just as expected!

        By Dominic

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

        Another fine product from Canon. I know there are other solutions/products out there, but I am a firm believer in using matchec products 99% of the time. This remote switch fits snug and secure, has quick response, and works as it should. Simply press half way to focus, completely to take photo. Also has lock for longer exposures and use in bulb mode.

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        4.0

        simple....reduce camera shake

        By Deb

        from Austin, MN

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3

          By Glen

          from Norwalk, CT

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Must have for long exposure & telephoto

            By wrr

            from Northern CA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Simple and perfect!

                  By Brianna

                  from Somerville, MA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                      Works exactly as I expected it to!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works great

                      By Brian

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Serves the purpose.

                            By zhlange

                            from Sacramento, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Does Its Job

                              By BLB

                              from SF Bay Area

                              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:

                                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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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again and again

                                By stan.jag

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3:

                                  Semple and reliable. Trouble free !

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect match for my 7D

                                  By Charlie W

                                  from Anniston, AL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
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                                    • 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.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A Must Have For Tack Sharp Photos

                                    By kk in Parker

                                    from Parker, CO

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    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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