I'm looking for a wireless remote for the 5D Mk III. I looked at the default option, which is the Canon RC-6. It's relatively cheap ($20) and has the Canon brand, but after looking at many reviews on Amazon and B&H, it seems to have a few problems:
A) It uses the IR receiver on the 5D's front, which anytime you shoot from behind, you have to annoyingly and awkwardly angle your arm around the front of the camera if you want the signal to go through.
B) You can't trigger the AF by half-pressing the remote button; all you can do is press it the full way and take a shot.
C) You can only use the remote in conjunction with the 2-sec delay and 10-sec delay modes.
With all these problems, I'm looking for an alternative to the RC-6.My questions:1)
I know an IR remote will probably always encounter Problem (A). But can anyone recommend a well-reviewed IR remote that doesn't have Problem (C) and especially Problem (B)? 2)
If I want to bypass Problem (A) I'm guessing I need to buy a remote that requires a wireless transceiver module attached to the 5D. All the ones I've seen are big, bulky bricks that mount to the hotshoe and require me to run an annoying wire between it and the camera. My buddies who have Nikon D800 all seem to use the RFN-4s, which is a tiny receiver that doesn't need to take up the hotshoe and doesn't require the wire. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PCDSBQ/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I've tried to find if there's a version of the RFN-4s that works for the 5D but haven't found one. Does anybody have any recommendations?