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CanonRS-60E3 Remote Switch
 
4.7

(based on 606 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (428)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (497)
  • Lightweight (427)
  • Reliable (379)
  • Durable (261)
  • Easy to set up (30)

Cons

  • Short cord (16)
  • Not durable (9)
  • Poor design (6)
  • Cable too short (5)
  • Short cable (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (343)
  • Macro photography (309)
  • Portraits (259)
  • Travel (181)
  • Studio (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (323), Semi-professional (115), Casual user (38), Professional (38), Tech savvy (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (397), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice remote

I bought this for use with my Rebel XT (350D) and it's been great. When mounted on a tripod, this remote helps completely get ride of any camera shake, even that caused...Read complete review

I bought this for use with my Rebel XT (350D) and it's been great. When mounted on a tripod, this remote helps completely get ride of any camera shake, even that caused by simply pressing the on camera shutter button. So far I've used it to shoot models, cars, and scenery and it's paid for itself. Great remote for the money.

Cable is just the right length. Multi-function button is perfect to get AE/AF lock and then take the picture.

Only down side is I always reach for the wrong part of the remote - they put the button on the side where the wire comes out so that when it dangles from your camera, the button is already on top; but I always try to correct for where I think the button should be (so by making it more ergonomic they made it seem backwards). I should get used to this over time though.

I prefer this to my wireless RC-1 which only gets use for self portrait work.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad

This is a great, inexpensive, bare-bones shutter release. The chief drawback is the tiny cable, which makes this virtually useless for self portraits or anything else that requires you to be more than...Read complete review

This is a great, inexpensive, bare-bones shutter release. The chief drawback is the tiny cable, which makes this virtually useless for self portraits or anything else that requires you to be more than a foot away from your camera. However, if you are looking for something that simply mimics your shutter button and allows you to A) take photos without camera shake and B) hold your shutter open for long exposures, this is fantastic.

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5.0

Exactly what it says...it does.

By Matt

from Ohio

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

    This thing is perfect for longer exposure times and not having to touch the camera. The 2' cable could be a little longer, but that was not enough to take it down to 4 stars for me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Remote

    By TJ

    from Indiana

    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

    A must for long exposures.

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    5.0

    Works perfectly

    By Steve

    from Galway

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Exposure

      Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

      I found it so easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      For stills only

      By Keota

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Studio

        Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

        Handy for micro shots, awkward positions without a tripod and slow shutter speeds.
        Wish the cable were longer 3.0 ft. would help.

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        • No

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        4.0

        good product for good price

        By IS

        from Middletown CT

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Short Cord

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

        specially useful for night photography stars and star trailing. Works fine with Canon Rebel Ti4

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent when using for long exposure

        By Smi

        from Boston, MA

        Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

        Has a lock feature to lock the shutter from releasing. Just that the wire length could be longer.

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        5.0

        Just what I was looking for

        By poppatoby

        from Smithtown Long Island New York

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

          This item is a must when shooting portraits. Being able to focus without having the camera shake trying to press the shutter.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great little gadget

          By Susan

          from Sunriver, Oregon

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

            As a wildflower photographer I need a remote shutter release to help steady the camera while shooting macros. I like the small size and the cord is just the right length.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Remote

            By Derek

            from Narragansett, RI

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Short cord

            Best Uses

            • Long Exposure Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

            I use the remote for long exposure photography and it works perfectly. Just wish the cord was a little bit longer.

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            • No

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            5.0

            small hole in bottom with image of remote. use?

            By snow

            from ontario

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

              Bird feeders and landscape

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works like a remote switch

              By Matt D

              from Frederick MD

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Small

              Cons

              • Short cable

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

              Great for Bulb exposures. Small size and cord doesn't take up space at all in bag.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works as Advertised

              By Aggie.F250

              from Southern Pines, NC

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • long exposure
                • Low Light Night

                Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                Perfect item to eliminate camera shake, and easily fits inside a pocket of a camera bag. Quick to install for its intended use.

                Relatively short cable limits your range of motion but would still prefer this limitation as opposed to relying on line-of-sight characteristics from an IR remote.

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                • No

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                5.0

                So easy to use

                By Bren

                from Shrewsbury, MA

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                  Needed a remote switch for long exposures. This works well with my Canon rebel 500d. Glad I bought it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great accessory

                  By Smallmouthhunter

                  from Illinois

                  Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                  Works great. Perfect for shaky handed people like me.

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                  5.0

                  A simple remote that works.

                  By Bryan S.

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                  I bought this to go with my 70D and there's really not a whole lot that can be said. Just a simple remote that does it's job. If that's what you're looking for, I don't see how you could find better.

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                  5.0

                  Remote triggering of Canon camera

                  By larry

                  from Acton, MA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                    Remote switch provides a method of remote triggering the camera. This switch works just like the camera's trigger. The switch can be partially depressed to get a focus and light measurement.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Basic but easy to use.

                    By Lil Scorpion Photography

                    from Fernie, BC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                    It feels well made like most Canon products.
                    It's clear that it is the basic model but since my camera has built in wifi I can use my iPhone as a wireless trigger when I need to.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I always trust the recommendations of the B& H staff!

                    By YaYa

                    from Weed CA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Economical
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                      Always love the service and prompt delivery from B&H.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Canon Remote Switch

                      By Vjo

                      from Boise, ID

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Cable Too Short

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                      I use this remote on every photoshoot. I gives me the ability to take sharper photographs. I would like to a longer cable or an adaptor so I don't have to remain so close to my camera at all times.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does what it says on the can.

                      By Al

                      from California

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon RS-60E3 Remote Switch:

                          Simple to use, does what its supposed to do.

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                          • No

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