Mini Test

Stay out of sight, avoid cam­era shake: it’s all pos­si­ble with the won­ders of re­mote con­trol

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We’re test­ing cam­era re­motes to get you in the know

There are times when it’s best to have a hands-off ap­proach to pho­tog­ra­phy. Phys­i­cally press­ing a shut­ter but­ton dur­ing fo­cus-crit­i­cal macro work or a long ex­po­sure shot could cause mo­tion blur.

Al­ter­na­tively, you may need to trig­ger from a dis­tance to avoid cast­ing a shadow over your sub­ject, or in the case of wildlife, to keep your­self con­cealed.

Re­mote re­leases used to take the form of plunger-type ca­bles that screwed di­rectly into a shut­ter but­ton, but these days you can opt for var­i­ous wire­less so­lu­tions. Ba­sic in­fra-red but­ton re­motes are good, but more ad­vanced ra­dio fre­quency trig­gers of­fer greater range and don’t re­quire a di­rect line of sight. Then there are Wi-fi adap­tors that plug into your Canon and cre­ate a wire­less hotspot so your smart­phone or tablet can con­trol your Canon via a com­pan­ion app.

We’ve se­lected five re­motes that all of­fer some­thing a bit more spe­cial than just a ba­sic re­mote shut­ter re­lease.

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