Remote Control RC-6

REMOTE CONTROL RC-6

This Canon Remote Control RC-6 is a small, versatile, inexpensive remote shooting accessory. I use this device for a number of different tasks.

Using the RC-6

The RC-6 is a very simple device, controlled by just a button and a switch. Make sure the drive mode is set to remote control on your camera. Aim the small black arrow in the silver circle at the camera and press the button to fire the shutter. A switch on the back gives the option of immediate firing (‘•’), or firing with a 2-second delay.

Bulb mode

If you shoot in bulb mode, pressing the camera shutter button opens the shutter. It stays open for as long as you hold the button down – not very convenient for exposure times of more than a few seconds.

This remote switch is better. You can press and lock the remote button so that you can move away from the camera while the exposure is in progress.

Press the button on the remote control unit to open the shutter, press it again to close the shutter. If you have the remote control set to 2-second delay, there will be a 2-second delay before the shutter first opens.

During the exposure a timer displays the time elapsed on the LCD screen. If you have a camera compatible with the RC-6, using this technique is much easier than attaching a cable to the remote socket.

The remote runs on one CR2032 lithium button battery.

Camera compatibillity:

 EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 6D Mark II, 7D, 7D Mark II, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 77D, 80D,100D, 200D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D, 760D, 800D, M, M2, M3, M5; Film: EOS 10, 100, 30, 30V, 33, 33V, 50, 50E, IX)

Dimensions:

32 x 63.5 x 6.5mm