A&P Stupid Canon and your stupid way overpriced remotes ver 30D

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    My 300D that I bought off Ebay came with 3 batteries, a remote release and a battery grip.

    After getting my 30D I realised I had to have a battery grip (I get a blister without it), so that was another $160 or so. Now I find that the 30D takes a different remote... which is $50.

    Anybody own the Adorama brand remote for the 30D? I think it's $33 or so. The remote with all the fancy functions for $130 is nifty, but I doubt I'd use them.

    EDIT: And before I made this thread, I checked Nikon's prices, they do the same thing.
     
  2. get use to it
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    They had a 33 foot "extention cord" for $77 too.... ugh. I love the cameras and lenses, but in the end... deep down inside, they're still an evil corporation. I thought the Japanese were supposed to be better than that.
     
  4. wtf do you need a 33ft extension cord for?

    if you're worried about staying out of danger and don't care if your camera gets trashed you obviously can afford a $77 extension cable.
     
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    I don't need it, I'm just making an example.
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    It's an issue of pricing a product for what it's worth, VS pricing it for the potential value to the consumer. I don't like how one of their more value-oriented cameras (30D) is being lumped in with the higher end models (MKII etc) as far as the pricing of the remote goes.

    The Rebel series has its own remote for less than half the cost.

    So in this situation I am a value customer being offered a "professional product" and I have only one slightly better choice ($33 off brand (probably works fine)), but the item itself probably costs under $2 to produce. Charging absurd prices for products "just because you can" is a great way to piss off your customer base.
     
  7. If you're a professional you can afford it, if the 1series didn't cost soo much everyone and their grandmothers would have one, but insted they're reserved for professionals. Just like ferraris, they're reserved for the wealthy.

    I guess what I'm saying is if you can't afford $77 for a remote for a 30d maybe insted of crying you should sell your 30d, get a 300d and save $40 on your remote :) :bigthumb:
     
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    get the $15 one from china on ebay
     
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    handy with a soldering iron? make your own cable release
     
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    get an adidt remote and extend it yourself then :hsugh:
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    It's not an issue of not being able to afford it (and the remote is $50, the cable (which I do not need is $77) it's just the fact that it's stupidly overpriced.
     
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    Accessories and lenses are big money man :bowdown:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Canon isn't the only one that does this - any company will jack up accessories. Shit, look at the ipod or cel phone accessories.
     
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    know where to get that plug/tip?
     
  16. I guess you havn't gotten a flash yet, wait till you do that, be ready to spend acouple hundred for the flash, maybe a hundred for the bracket, and ~$70 for the cable, ~$200 if you want to be wireless :coold:
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Adidt ... check on ebay

    cheap and flimsy
     
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    I got a good deal on a new 580EX about a year ago. Don't have any brackets for it yet. Luckilly it works as a wireless master (at least I think it does, it will probably be a long time before I get a 2nd)
     
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    and really, I'm not complaining about the general expense of all photo gear period. $1699 for a 70-200mm 2.8 IS is reasonable... it's an amazing piece of technology and required a lot of money to develop and manufacture.

    $50 for a piece of plastic with a cable and a slidable button (or even more absurd $77 for 33 feet of cable with two connectors) is absurd and simply makes me angry.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    the price is mostly the connector plug that fits into the camera....
     
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    the plug will be about 0.50 - $1.

    It will have to 3 connectors and one is comon to the other two just like the drawing.

    I connected 2x micro switches, one to the focus and one to the shutter. I also connected a small sliding switch in parrallel with the shutter switch so you can slide that to lock it on for bulb shots.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    some of these cameras use non-standard plugs due to size, or whatever

    a cheap plug like the ones on the adidts are plastic and friction fitted units. they're worth about $1.

    all of the professional series nikons that use the 10-pin connector can share the same remotes. the official accessories for this connector all have a metal screw in ring to lock it into place --- fairly important for remotes --
     
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    pfft cheap canons have a headphone connector ;)
     

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