My Canon EOS Remote TC-80N3 Intervalometer died [after 40 some years] and I could not resuscitate. I opened the case and moved around the contacts. I worked intermittently and then I went outside to take pictures–DEAD. My options: [cost is a factor]
- Canon–$210 + shipping.
- Amazon.com–for $129 + Shipping paid as a member of Amazon Prime.
- Amazon.com–other shutter controls [shipping paid, if 2-day shipping].
I looked at several option, most under $25.00 and decided, after reading a few reviews, that I would focus on a wireless remote.
Having a tether plugged into the camera can be a problem. Don’t ask me how I know.
Anyway, I selected an Oppilas for $18.88. I had gift cards totaling $17.56, leaving me a balance of 1.32. Hey, that’s a lot better than the first 2 options. Plus, not using a short cable gets my shadow out of the frame.
So, it arrived today and works as described. It is designed to attach to the camera’s hot-shoe. But, that is where my flash goes–nada. I repurposed another mount and attached it to my tripod. This will work, at least for direct shutter control. It even arrived with batteries included–4 AAAs.
I plan other options for bulb and time-lapse photography. I do not think I’ll buy another 80N3.