Cable Release Drives me Nuts.

TexPhoto

EOS 6D MK II
Apr 15, 2011
1,232
6
San Juan, PR
I shoot a 5D IV and 7D II right now, but have owned 10 or so other canon bodies. I have a Canon RS-80N3 cable release. When the cable release is plugged into either body, many of the cameras buttons go dead. The play button for example. Take a 30 second exposure, let me see if it looks right, press play, press, press,press! Damn it! Disconnect, view plug it back in, expose press play damn it!
Why? I don't use the cable release very often, maybe once every 2-3 months, so I forget. I don't see any positive aspect to this.
 

SecureGSM

2 x 5D IV
Feb 26, 2017
1,239
263
I had a similar issue with a Knock off cable release I bought on flickbay. Thrown that one away and replaced with a reputable brand and it seems to be fine.
 
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Are you sure that you don't have the release button locked down on the RS-80N3 by accident? That is normally used for bulb mode.
 

stevelee

FT-QL
Jul 6, 2017
1,230
264
Davidson, NC
Are you sure that you don't have the release button locked down on the RS-80N3 by accident? That is normally used for bulb mode.
I have had similar results when I accidentally locked it when shooting a lunar eclipse. I couldn’t figure out the problem until I came back inside and could see the release.
 

Joules

EOS RP
Jul 16, 2017
275
183
Hamburg, Germany
are you sure you're waiting long enough for the image to be processed? a 30sec exposeure also takes ~20sec to process...
What? If you have long exposure noise compensation enabled, maybe it takes twice as long as the shutter speed to get done taking a picture (because you're actually taking 2 images). But processing speed does not depend on exposure time in my 600D or 80D. Why would it?