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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:10 PM   #16
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You can check if the remote works (battery check) by simply pointing it at the lens and look in the lcd while pressing some buttons, you should then see it light up the ir led.

I often use my cell phone camera to check if a remote has any battery left or not this way.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:52 PM   #17
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 07:43 PM   #18
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Hi,

Do a search on my name, you should find all my posts and a number of Pic's of my Mods.

You might find some of them useful. They all work for me, and have for years.

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Old June 17th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #19
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Is there an initialisation process you need to go through with the remote first or is it a case of just selecting IR on in the menu and off you go?
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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #20
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I thought I liked it at first, but it does seem to work way better in front and it doesn't work more than 6 feet away or so. Its been disappointing for me. I'd rather have it wired so a tech could paint with it.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #21
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I have used the remote once before, but yesterday I tested it again and it stopped working.


Could it be that the small battery drains very fast on these remotes?


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Old August 9th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #22
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I like being cordless with my remote control - 20 feet of cable gives you quite a bit of latitude, but you've got all that cable to tote around and keep untangled. I would just like to be able to use the remote from the back of the camera (even a few or several feet behind it while viewing on the LCD or a monitor) as easily as you can from the front.

I'm surpised nobody has built a little plastic reflector that can snap on under the onboard mic. Granted, if you used the onboard mic, this would most likely affect the audio, but I believe that most people don't use that mic much in the first place.

I just cut up a CD Jewel Case and made this little prototype to test the theory - works fine from the back of the camera. Also, because it is clear, the remote still works from the front too - kinda like a tele-prompter. Seems like a small company that made accessories could bang out this little thing and sell it for a few bucks and make a profit. Of course, it's probably too cheap to manufacture as they probably would only ever sell a couple hundred at most - maybe only a few dozen!

And, because it reflects off of two surfaces, the signal is not backwards when reaching the sensor. Otherwise, the Zoom, REW and FF, REC and REC Pause would all be reversed and it could get confusing as rear operation would be inverted from front operation - unless, of course, you held the remote upside down. Okay, this last paragraph is all BS, but it's Saturday and I'm at the computer still, what do you expect?
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