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03-31-2005 12:12 PM  13 years agoPost 1
FLAP

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Tabbytab and Loadfactor have been helping me out with some questions on my Rebel XT regarding remote triggering. I believe both are using Jomar Opti-Iso switch (single) in conjunction with eitherea stereo sub mini plug or the Canon proprietary remote shutter release connected to the Jomar. Has anyone hooked up an XT yet. I understand that the connection at the jack may be different between the XT and the 20D that some of you are using.

Can I save some money and get just a sub mini plug from radio shack? Anyone know how many wires are needed if I go looking for a sub mini plug.

I really would like to get rid of the servo arm release.

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03-31-2005 05:50 PM  13 years agoPost 2
tabbytabb

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Flap, just used the XT yesterday. My switch setup from the 300D worked, just had to adjust the Atv's to get it to fire properly.

I am using the EMSjomar Dual E switch, but I think the single should work as well.

You should be able to use a sub mini jack just fine, I used an old nokia cell phone headset

Take Care

Tabb

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03-31-2005 06:00 PM  13 years agoPost 3
fitenfyr

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Shots!!!
Tabb,
Get some shots up from that thing.
I am wanting to see how it is working. I am ready to invest in one also.

Jason Stiffey
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03-31-2005 10:54 PM  13 years agoPost 4
FLAP

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tabb,
can you post or email a photo of what the jack looks like and your setup? Can't wait to try mine out too, but still waiting for the 10-22mm to arrive.

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04-01-2005 07:13 AM  13 years agoPost 5
tabbytabb

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FLAP, will get a photo tommorow.

Jason, here is a shot from the XT. Boring subject and light, but hey its the northwest!

I am real happy with it so far. Write and buffer speeds are insanely fast.

Only bad thing is photoshop doesnt support the XT raw format which throws a huge monkeywrench in my workflow. Took me twice as long as usual to edit my last few jobs

Tabb

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04-01-2005 11:43 AM  13 years agoPost 6
FLAP

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Tabb,
Nice photo...wide angle?

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04-01-2005 06:11 PM  13 years agoPost 7
tabbytabb

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That was using the 17-40

Tabb

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04-02-2005 06:56 AM  13 years agoPost 8
fitenfyr

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Ugh...
XT raw format
Really???? I would have thought it was basic Canon Raw?
Shot looks great just what I was expecting from it.
Got to "hands on" one yesterday in Vegas.
They are REALLY small.
Perfect for aerial work. Going to give Steves A2 a run first then maybe pick up one of the XT's end of the year.

Jason Stiffey
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04-02-2005 08:15 AM  13 years agoPost 9
tabbytabb

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Jason, A2 is a nice camera. I had one when I first started. I sure hope photoshop releases the XT raw plugin in a hurry. I dont know how much more I can take of using canons raw editor program.

I think it is a nice camera for the price, my only gripe is that the exterior seems gritty when hand held, but it spends 99% of its time on my mount. Camera is really unbalanced with larger lenses on there also. On the plus side my GF immediately said, "hey this one fits my hands perfect!"

Tabb

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04-02-2005 01:05 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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04-02-2005 09:42 PM  13 years agoPost 11
waterskier

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Tabbytab-
How are you editing your pics if you can't do it in photoshop? I just can't believe that photoshop cant read the files........What software do you use......I just ordered a cannon XT and was planning on edition photos in Photoshop......Help!

Greg

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04-03-2005 12:32 AM  13 years agoPost 12
tabbytabb

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Greg, I used the canon raw conversion software to output to a TIF then edited away in PS CS

Tabb

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04-03-2005 09:08 PM  13 years agoPost 13
FLAP

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OK, just went to Circuit City, Best Buy and Ritz camera...none of them had or could tell me what type of plug is used on the remote shutter release for the XT. I went by Radio Shack and bought a "Mono Plug Adapter" It seems to fit the hole where the remote is plugged in on the XT. The packaging notes: "Fits 3/32 submini phone jack - accepts 1/8 mini phone plug. If this turns out to be the correct one, I will add some photos to this post for anyone that wants to do the same connection. Now, off to the Jomar Opti-Iso switch site for the receiver switching unit.

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04-03-2005 09:22 PM  13 years agoPost 14
tabbytabb

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Sounds like the right size, although I think the jack may need to be a stereo and not mono

Tabb

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04-03-2005 10:55 PM  13 years agoPost 15
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I did a quick search on google. If I am correct RS-60E3 is the wired remote for this camera. These websites have some info of how to make your own remote. Just need to replace the switches with RC swicthes.

http://www.8ung.at/kilian.regau/fer...ser/Bauplan.htm
http://www.chantalcurrid.com/Remote/RemoteLinks.html

If you need an RC switch have a look at the bottom of this page: http://www.model-gadgets.com/camcopter/

-Angelos

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04-03-2005 11:54 PM  13 years agoPost 16
FLAP

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yes, I think you are right. I found some good photos of the canon device and it looks like a stero vs mono I got. Back to Radio Shack.

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04-03-2005 11:58 PM  13 years agoPost 17
slow

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Yep, it's def a stereo.

Close the first circuit to auto-focus and do the TTL magic. Close the second circuit and it releases the shutter and snaps a shot.

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04-04-2005 12:02 AM  13 years agoPost 18
tabbytabb

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Flap, now that I think about it you only use one function as I recall. The way to test is plug the jack into the XT then short the 2 wires and see if it fires. If so then you should be set.

Tabb

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04-04-2005 02:00 AM  13 years agoPost 19
FLAP

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tested with the mono plug. When you put it in the camera, the camera focuses. Short the plug, it fires. Short it again, nothing. Remove the plug completely and reinsert it, it focuses again and fires when shortedl. I'm guessing that the stereo plug provides a center ground and two other electrical points. No matter, it was only$3, don't imagine the stero one will be much more.
This leads me to believe that the Jomar switch needed might be the dual over the single. See the 2nd and 7th items on this page
http://www.emsjomar.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=6b

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04-05-2005 03:07 AM  13 years agoPost 20
gliderking

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Canon E3 connector
Seems that the E3 (shutter release) is just a 2.5mm (3/32") stereo plug. Went to radio shack, it's part number 274-298 Stereo Right Angle with solder terminals. It's even 24kt gold too! Works like a champ.

Here's a link if your lazy and want to order online.
http://www.radioshack.com/product.a...duct_id=274-298

This little canon camera is growing on me. It's menu is pretty straightforward after digesting the 1D MII and it seems to produce great results.

Bob

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