My imported Canon remote switch

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Dave, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest


    I bought a remote switch for my Canon 20D off eBay. It was $20 with

    When it arrived, I discovered that it was a Adidt M1 remote cord made in
    China. It has the same connector and same shutter release button (with Lock)
    as the Canon brand.

    I wasn't careful of the auction description and somehow thought I was
    getting a Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3.

    I have not tried it on the camera, but I was wondering if it would be Ok? I
    hate to have something electronically go wrong with this cheap remote.

    Dave, Jan 8, 2006
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  2. Dave

    Bob Guest

    It'll be fine. From what I've heard, there are two signal lines and a ground
    (circuit common). Each switch grounds one of the leads. Even if the two
    signal leads were connected together it wouldn't hurt anything.

    Many have extended their own Canon unit's cable, rather than buying the
    Canon extender. I haven't heard of any problems, with that.

    Just do it.

    By the way, I find the remote very useful. I use it often, along with the
    mirror lock up and a tripod. Very sharp pics.

    Bob, Jan 8, 2006
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  3. Dave

    Slack™ Guest

    There's nothing wrong or dangerous about the Adidt remotes; I have one
    myself for my XT, and it works perfectly.
    Slack™, Jan 8, 2006
  4. Dave

    gambo1953 Guest

    Works fine for me...
    gambo1953, Jan 8, 2006
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