DIY Remote shutter switch for 300D

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Carsten Bauer, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. Anyone know how to make one?
    Is it just a simple 2 wire switch with a 2.5mm plug that they use?
    What about the half press function that the body shoot button has?

    Carsten Bauer, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. Or how much is the Canon switch worth?
    Carsten Bauer, Dec 9, 2003
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    jaycee Guest

    Hi Carsten,

    I made one for my EOS50e a couple of years ago which works great on my new
    300D. Unfortunately, I've lost the instructions I originally went by, but I
    have found a few new links which you might want to look at. The one I made
    did not include the optional "rocker" switch for use with bulb exposures but
    I don't really need that functionality anyway.

    If I remember correctly, it took me about 30min in total to put it together,
    and trust me, I'm no electronics genius!!! I sourced all the parts I needed
    from DickSmith for only a few bucks.

    Anyway, here you go........... The first link is probably the most relevant.

    jaycee, Dec 9, 2003
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    Melb RAPV Guest

    The mini phone jack has to be a stereo plug
    3 wire
    The tip is shutter, the ring is autofocus and the sleeve is common.

    Close contact to sleeve and ring to autofocus then add the tip to
    common to shoot.

    I use this on my Helicam for an EOS5000 and have a short conversion
    lead (mini jack to threaded EOS) that plugs into it with threaded
    cannon plug on the end for EOS5, uses the same 3 wire af and shutter
    control as the mini jack plug

    Melb RAPV, Dec 9, 2003
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    Bratislav Guest

    It's 3 wires & 2 switches. One operates AF, second does the shutter.

    Bratislav, Dec 9, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    I dont think it is worth it. Maybe you can just buy a generic extension lead
    and save some money this way.

    The 3 pin cable with one stereo plug and loose wires on other end is already
    available. WES in Sydney have it. (Wagner in Ashfield)
    Miro, Dec 10, 2003
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    petal666 Guest

    Wish it was this easy for the 10D
    petal666, Dec 10, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest


    Well, the 10D works exactly the same way - if you can find a plug that
    fits in there, then you can do it. There's still just the same three
    pins as in the 'old' plug system (mini stereo jack), but now they're
    rearranged. As suggested before, if you really want to make your own,
    you can buy the extension cord and cut off one end. Then you get a plug
    on one and and wires on the other end - to do with as you please!

    Scott Coutts, Dec 10, 2003
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    jaycee Guest

    If anyone is interested in seeing a pic of the remote I made, I've put one
    up here......
    ......... As you can see, there is only two buttons. I press the black one to
    focus, and then the red one to fire. Works quite well.

    jaycee, Dec 10, 2003
  10. Thanks for the help guys.
    I have built my own, and so far it works well.
    2 Momentary buttons, one for the AF, and the 2nd for the shutter.
    Works good so far.

    I'm off to take some moon photos. It's a full moon tonight. Well
    Carsten Bauer, Dec 10, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Yep, that like what I made when I still had the EOS 30. Did you know you
    can also put a toggle switch on there so that you can have a bulb mode
    for long exposures (rather than having to stand there holding it).

    I was going to write a program for handheld devices like ipaqs so it
    would be cheaper than buying that expensive timer remote... but I never
    got around to it, and now I've bought the timer remote anyhow :) so it
    will probably never be done.
    Scott Coutts, Dec 10, 2003
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    petal666 Guest

    For sure. I have already made one but trying to get something for the
    plug on the 10D is difficult. A stereo socket would be much easier.
    petal666, Dec 11, 2003
  15. The IR remote is $30 or so...


    Stuart Elflett, Dec 11, 2003
  16. Yeah but i need to be standing behind the camera when i take photos..
    there in lies the problem
    Anyway, have built my own so all is good.
    Carsten Bauer, Dec 11, 2003
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