I have a 7000SI that I want to hook to a spotting scope. I have what\nappears to be an IR remote that the battery could be dead, but anyway\nI wanted to know how to make it work. This is the remote that came\nwith the camera years ago and I've never, until now had a reason to\nuse it. Does it have to be directly in from of the camera? I would\nlike to trigger the camera when I am using the view finder to focus\netc.