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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 08:21:52 PM »
I picked up a hähnel Giga T Pro II RF remote.  Interval timer, the remote unit is small enough to fit in the palm (for getting in the picture if needed).  I like that the remote unit can actually be plugged directly into the camera if desired (i.e. used as a wired release) for interval timing, etc.

I wanted to pick up the Giga T Pro about 6 months ago, but I couldn't find a seller of Version II. I'll have to take a look again.
Any negatives with it, Neuro?

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2013, 09:32:23 PM »
I have the Giga Pro (v1) - and love it.

Use it as an intermeter, remote release, timer (for settings different to the 2 second and 10 second Canon DSLR options), etc.  I've used it for macros, time-lapse, night photography, liveview, critical landscapes, etc, etc. Very flexible - and also has quite a few good settings.   8)

I've not had any issues with my home modem / router wireless interfering with it. (And yes, I have it on- and have some neighbours with modems). Maybe only some modems are affected (or it's country-specific / Hertz specific - I live in Australia).

The 'short auto-power down' of the remote/transmitter - can be annoying, but all one needs to do is half press the shutter-release to keep it active. The receiver has a longer 'auto-power down' (if it does at all) - I think I nearly always turn that off manually.

Like neuro, I like that I can use the remote/transmitter directly wired to the DSLR too. I have a Canon 7D and Canon 350D... and my Giga Pro has connecting cords that fit both of these cameras.  The Giga Pro wasn't the cheapest, but it was worth the $90 or so that I paid for it, and I've used it often - and as it's so small and handy, I can take it with me easily anywhere, any time.

Hope this helps.  :)

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 06:53:23 PM »
Sorry to the OP. I misunderstood the question  :-[

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 02:04:53 PM »
I have the Giga Pro (v1) - and love it.

Use it as an intermeter, remote release, timer (for settings different to the 2 second and 10 second Canon DSLR options), etc.  I've used it for macros, time-lapse, night photography, liveview, critical landscapes, etc, etc. Very flexible - and also has quite a few good settings.   8)

I've not had any issues with my home modem / router wireless interfering with it. (And yes, I have it on- and have some neighbours with modems). Maybe only some modems are affected (or it's country-specific / Hertz specific - I live in Australia).

The 'short auto-power down' of the remote/transmitter - can be annoying, but all one needs to do is half press the shutter-release to keep it active. The receiver has a longer 'auto-power down' (if it does at all) - I think I nearly always turn that off manually.

Like neuro, I like that I can use the remote/transmitter directly wired to the DSLR too. I have a Canon 7D and Canon 350D... and my Giga Pro has connecting cords that fit both of these cameras.  The Giga Pro wasn't the cheapest, but it was worth the $90 or so that I paid for it, and I've used it often - and as it's so small and handy, I can take it with me easily anywhere, any time.

Hope this helps.  :)

Paul

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 02:57:29 PM »
If you already have iOS devices. iPAD, iPhone, then check out the CamRanger - it works very well in remote control / release of the camera.

http://www.camranger.com
+1 ... I don't own one but tried it once from a friend of mine and it is awesome ... I plan on getting one this April.
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 11:38:09 AM »
Thanks for the replies people. I've ordered the Giga Pro. Will consider getting the Camranger once they start shipping to India.

Cheers ... J.R.
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 09:15:17 AM »
Shutterbug Remote would also do the trick for you with an iPhone / iPad.  (http://www.shutterbugremote.com). 

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 09:15:17 AM »

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2013, 11:19:11 AM »
If you already have iOS devices. iPAD, iPhone, then check out the CamRanger - it works very well in remote control / release of the camera.

http://www.camranger.com
+1 ... I don't own one but tried it once from a friend of mine and it is awesome ... I plan on getting one this April.
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2013, 11:32:07 AM »
Thanks for the replies people. I've ordered the Giga Pro. Will consider getting the Camranger once they start shipping to India.

Cheers ... J.R.
If you shop with Adorama, (http://www.adorama.com/CMRCC.html ... I bought it from them and had it shipped to the Middle East ... although I work/live in the Middle East, I am from India) , they are shipping it to India for $60 (if you choose UPS Worldwide Express) and it is delivered to you within 3 to 5 days max ... see the attached screen shot:
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2013, 11:52:42 AM »
Thanks for the replies people. I've ordered the Giga Pro. Will consider getting the Camranger once they start shipping to India.

Cheers ... J.R.
If you shop with Adorama, (http://www.adorama.com/CMRCC.html ... I bought it from them and had it shipped to the Middle East ... although I work/live in the Middle East, I am from India) , they are shipping it to India for $60 (if you choose UPS Worldwide Express) and it is delivered to you within 3 to 5 days max ... see the attached screen shot:

Thanks Rienz  ... I had only checked at BH Photo and as it was not available with them. I got the giga-t pro but this looks very impressive.

I'll order this on my next batch of purchases ... I try clubbing my purchases together ... Can't justify the shipping and handling of $ 60 -65 for a single purchase which after the Imposition of customs duty ends up at almost $85-90, so I only order when I have an order of approx a $750 or over.

Thanks for the help!

Cheers ... J.R.
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2013, 12:49:21 PM »
Thanks for the replies people. I've ordered the Giga Pro. Will consider getting the Camranger once they start shipping to India.

Cheers ... J.R.
If you shop with Adorama, (http://www.adorama.com/CMRCC.html ... I bought it from them and had it shipped to the Middle East ... although I work/live in the Middle East, I am from India) , they are shipping it to India for $60 (if you choose UPS Worldwide Express) and it is delivered to you within 3 to 5 days max ... see the attached screen shot:

Thanks Rienz  ... I had only checked at BH Photo and as it was not available with them. I got the giga-t pro but this looks very impressive.

I'll order this on my next batch of purchases ... I try clubbing my purchases together ... Can't justify the shipping and handling of $ 60 -65 for a single purchase which after the Imposition of customs duty ends up at almost $85-90, so I only order when I have an order of approx a $750 or over.

Thanks for the help!

Cheers ... J.R.
I understand about the shipping cost ... I also club my purchases. If you are planning on buying from B&H you could check out this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/916082-REG/sanho_sahdcm_cameramator_wireless_tethered_dslr.html ... it used to be called CameraMator but due to a legal dispute between the hardware and software makers this product was on hold for sometime but it is now on sale since yesterday ... it was actually my first choice but I didn't know how long the dispute would continue so I bought the CamRanger ... but both devices do the same job. CamRanger is slim and easily portable but not a very elegant design (a bit ugly but comes with a nice pouch), while the CameraMator is more elegant and "fancy" looking, it has a hot shoe mount that occupies a bit more space than you may like. Both cost the same and work pretty much the same.
By the way, although I've ordered quite a few things from B&H, it was never directly to India ... but I always wanted to know the percentage of customs duty and or any other charges for importing from USA to India ... if you don't mind, could give me some details?
PS. I'm from Goa

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2013, 01:29:42 PM »
I've ordered stuff a couple of times from BH Photo ... Shipped by UPS. The customs duty is steep, 28.50 per cent that is levied on the cost+shipping charges. The importation is taken care of by UPS and they collect the customs duty from you on delivery of the package and charge INR 500.

I've had packages delivered within 5 days of ordering so I can say that the service is pretty fast for shipments to India.

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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2013, 01:57:15 PM »
I've ordered stuff a couple of times from BH Photo ... Shipped by UPS. The customs duty is steep, 28.50 per cent that is levied on the cost+shipping charges. The importation is taken care of by UPS and they collect the customs duty from you on delivery of the package and charge INR 500.

I've had packages delivered within 5 days of ordering so I can say that the service is pretty fast for shipments to India.

Cheers ... J.R.
Thanks for the info ... yeah 28.5% is pretty steep.
In the middle east I only have to pay 5% customs duty for any product(s) above $700, that too only if that brand/company is already selling their products here .. if that brands does not exist than no customs for any amount.
Just like you I always use UPS, coz besides being the most economical (of the shipping choices offered by B&H and Adorama) they are very reliable and quick.
Once again thanks for the info.
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Re: Which wireless radio control for the 5D3?
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