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Andy Shipsides January 27th, 2010 11:40 AM

Switronix IR Remote for Canon 7d/5d Mark II
 
Switronix has just released their Flex DSLR remote. It is a IR remote with a flexible arm for starting and stopping the 7D & 5D Mark II in movie mode. Check out my quick video review here -

HDSLR Switronix Remote Start/Stop | CineTechnica

Chris Hurd January 27th, 2010 11:47 AM

Thanks a bunch, Andy -- price?

Marty Hudzik January 27th, 2010 12:14 PM

This looks rather simple and effective but is the only infrared sensor on the 7d on the front? It looks like the device has a tripod clamp that you could mount to the arm of a video head, but will it work from behind? Keep in mind....just got my camera....don't know everything about it yet. Sorry if it is a stupid question.

Chuck Spaulding January 27th, 2010 04:13 PM

That's not a stupid questions at all, if it only works from the front, as it appears, then this has limited applicability. Still cool but...

The price would be good to know.

Andy Shipsides January 27th, 2010 09:37 PM

MSRP is $155. So look for the sale price to be a little less.

Andy

Chris Barcellos January 27th, 2010 11:15 PM

I don't under stand this bulky thing at all. Canon has two remotes that will start camera rolling, in the RC-1 and the RC-5. I think they both go for under $30.00.

Andy Shipsides January 28th, 2010 08:42 AM

The idea is to give shooters that use hand held rigs a quick way to start and stop the camera. So if you have hand grips you can start the camera without having to fumble around. Simple as that.

Chris Barcellos January 28th, 2010 10:30 AM

I agree that a "trigger handle" would be great. I suppose that clamp on unit can make that happen. Just wasn't sure how that gets incorporated in this set up.

Marty Hudzik January 28th, 2010 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy Shipsides (Post 1478354)
The idea is to give shooters that use hand held rigs a quick way to start and stop the camera. So if you have hand grips you can start the camera without having to fumble around. Simple as that.

So theoretically, on a hand held rig, the little bendy wand IR mechanism could aim at the front of the camera? right? That would mak sense but might not be ideal for tripod mount behind camera.


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