What is that dot on the 5D3?

FTb-n

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What is that dot on the grip of most EOS bodies where the second finger rests? See the photo below. It's on bodies from the SL1 up through the new 5D's. It's even on my old XT. But, I don't see it on the low end models.
 

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FTb-n said:
What is that dot on the grip of most EOS bodies where the second finger rests? See the photo below. It's on bodies from the SL1 up through the new 5D's. It's even on my old XT. But, I don't see it on the low end models.
I don't know but its my t1i body as well
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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You can find it on page 18 of your manual, and in the manual of all those other cameras too.

The thing they have in common is a IR remote control, and that's the sensor that picks up the IR beam from the remote.
 

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Mt Spokane Photography said:
You can find it on page 18 of your manual, and in the manual of all those other cameras too.

The thing they have in common is a IR remote control, and that's the sensor that picks up the IR beam from the remote.
learn something every day I thought it was the outer red lens spot on the camera that was the ir port as well as the self timer light
 

FTb-n

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Sep 22, 2012
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Mt Spokane Photography said:
You can find it on page 18 of your manual, and in the manual of all those other cameras too.

The thing they have in common is a IR remote control, and that's the sensor that picks up the IR beam from the remote.
I long forgot that an infrared remote was an option. Thanks.
 

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bmwzimmer said:
Pretty useless these days. Make wifi standard and do remote shooting from your smartphone.
I have tried to use the canon wireless phone remote works 50% of the time and it starts live view on the camera well at least with the 70-d
 

Otara

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bmwzimmer said:
Pretty useless these days. Make wifi standard and do remote shooting from your smartphone.
Given you have to connect and it drains the battery on both devices, I love the idea of wifi/smartphone combos but in practise only use it for image review or remote liveview.. Having a small very light thing to carry around as an easy remote trigger is great in my view.

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Otara said:
bmwzimmer said:
Pretty useless these days. Make wifi standard and do remote shooting from your smartphone.
Given you have to connect and it drains the battery on both devices, I love the idea of wifi/smartphone combos but in practise only use it for image review or remote liveview.. Having a small very light thing to carry around as an easy remote trigger is great in my view.

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I used wifi live view shooting via my iPad and 6D and got about 200 shots before I had to change batteries (on the camera). Not great. IR still has it's use IMO.
 

Valvebounce

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Hi Folks.
I really love the IR remote for its sheer convenience, and missed the functionality when I went from the 300D to the 40D, glad it came back on the 7D. Why have they stopped making the neat RC-1 that fits on the strap and gone to the thing like a key fob, seems a backward step to me.

Cheers, Graham.