The TC-80N3 Timer/Remote Controller is a programmable electronic shutter release. When you connect it to your EOS SLR or DSLR it will allow you to command:
1. when the shutter opens (self-timer mode)
2. how frequently the shutter opens (interval timer mode)
3. how long the shutter stays open (long-exposure timer mode)
4. how many exposures the photographic camera volition brand in total (exposure count mode)
You can also combine modes: For instance, y’all can program the controller to wait five minutes, release the shutter, and so take a full of 25 exposures at v minute intervals. Refer to the Combinations Chart for more details.
The TC-80N3 also includes a remote switch that provides the same functions as your camera’due south shutter button (auto-focus, autoexposure, and shutter release). When used simply as a remote release (no timer functions), the TC-80N3 does non crave battery
1D XMark Two
1Ds Mark Sick
1Ds Marking ll / 1Ds
1D Marker IV/1D Marking Ill
1D Mark Two N/1D Marker 11 /10
5D Mark IV
5D Marker Ill
5D Marker Ii
6D Marking Ii
7D Marking II
Rebel T5i/ T4i**
Rebel T3i / T2i**
** Requires Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3.
Connecting/Disconnecting the TC-80N3
1. Remove your photographic camera’due south remote control socket cover and place it in the holder provided on the back of the TC-80N3.
2. Insert the TC-80N3’southward plug into your camera’southward remote control socket past pressing the round blackness base of the plug. (Note: Touching the silver collar will forbid the plug from locking.)
To remove the plug, grasp the silvery collar and pull outward.
Setting a Time Amount
1. Printing the Mode Button to select one of the three timing modes (self-timer, interval, or long exposure).
two. Printing the Jog Punch to select the time unit you wish to prepare. Each time y’all press the dial, the time units will blink in the post-obit order: Seconds → Minutes → Hours, in a continuous loop. When the time unit of measurement you wish to set is blinking, turn the Jog Dial to
the amount y’all want.
iii. After setting a time unit of measurement, press the Jog Dial once to register it. Time amounts can exist gear up in single digit increments, upwards to: Seconds: 59 Minutes: 59 Hours: 99
4. Echo Pace iii for any boosted time units you wish to gear up. In one case a time unit has been registered it will no longer blink.
one. Employ the Jog Dial to ready the desired filibuster time.
2. Press the Kickoff/Stop button to kickoff the cocky-timer.
The Self-timer icon will start
blinking and the fourth dimension display volition count down. The shutter will release when the timer reaches goose egg (0). To pause the self-timer before the shutter releases, press the Start/Stop push. Press it once more to resume.
• Practice not utilize the TC-80N3 in combination with your camera’south self-timer. Doing and so may interfere with the TC80N3’s timer function.
• You tin combine the cocky-timer with the Long Exposure Mode for Seedling exposures. Setting your camera to Seedling will result in a Bulb exposure only if y’all take set the the TC80N3 to Long Exposure Mode.
• If you combine the Long Exposure Mode and Interval Timer Mode, both will brainstorm only after the Self-timer filibuster has elapsed.
Interval Timer Mode
1. Apply the Jog Dial to prepare the desired time interval.
2. Printing the Start/Terminate push. The camera will immediately take the first exposure. Notation: If you want to program a sequence of exposures at a given interval you lot must set the exposure count to an amount greater than one. Subsequent exposures volition be at the interval y’all take set.
Interval Timer Mode (continued)
three. To pause the interval timer, press the Start/Stop button. Press information technology again to resume.
Note: The interval y’all select must be longer than than the combined time of the shutter speed and shutter recocking time, otherwise the result will exist continuous shooting.
When you are shooting with electronic flash the time interval yous gear up must be longer than the flash recycle time. If the time interval is less than the recycle time the shutter will not release until the wink unit has recycled. With Canon Speedlites that accept
the Salvage Energy (SE) characteristic, the wink will automatically recycle ane minute before the exposure.
Long Exposure Way
i. Y’all must set the photographic camera’due south shutter to Seedling (B), otherwise the camera will shoot continuously until the exposure time you have gear up expires or you run out of exposures, whichever comes first.
2. Use the Jog Punch to fix the desired exposure time.
iii. Printing the Commencement/End push. The exposure volition outset, the icon will blink and the exposure fourth dimension will begin to count down.
four. To cancel the exposure, press the Start/Stop push.
Annotation: For unattended shooting, focus manually. If the camera is set to AF and is unable to detect focus it may non release the shutter.
1. Press the Mode Button to select the Exposure Count manner.
2. Press the Jog Dial. The exposure count digits volition begin to blink.
three. Plow the Jog Dial to the number of exposures yous want, from 1 to 99. If y’all set the counter to 00, the number of exposures will express just by the corporeality of film or memory card space bachelor.
iv. Press the Jog Punch to annals the number of exposures. One time an corporeality has been registered the exposure count display will no longer blink.
v. Press the First/Stop button. The photographic camera will brainstorm shooting and will continue until it completes the number of exposures you have. The TC-80N3 will count down the number of exposures. Unless you specify a specific interval, the exposures will be taken at one-second intervals.
Notation: When shooting a sequence of exposures with flash, set the interval timer so that the wink volition have enough time to recyle between exposures.
The Hold function prevents adventitious changes to your settings. It too prevents the Start/Stop Button from accidentally stopping an operation after it has started. To activate this function, printing and concord the Display Illuminator Push for at least three seconds until the Hold indicator appears on the brandish. To cancel this role, press and hold the Brandish Illuminator Button for at least three seconds until the Hold indicator disappears.
Cancelling the Settings
Simultaneously press the Mode Button, Display Illuminator Button and Jog Dial to cancel all settings. Setting the time or number of exposures to 0 will cancel the corresponding mode.
Remote Switch Function
The TC-80N3’s Release Button functions in the aforementioned way as the Remote Switch RS-80NC. The remote switch function does not crave battery power.
As with your photographic camera’s shutter button, you can printing the Release Button either halfway or all the way. Pressing it halfway activates your camera’southward autofocus and exposure meter. Pressing it all the way will release the shutter.
For long exposures or continuous shooting, press the Release Button completely and slide it forward, in the management of the Running Lock Pointer. This volition lock the button in the fully depressed position. To release the push button, slide it dorsum to its original position.
Note: Fifty-fifty when the Interval Mode or Self-timer are active, you can still have a picture immediately by pressing the Release Button or your camera’due south shutter button. Also notation that the timing or exposure count mode you have set volition non be affected if yous utilise
the Release Button. During a long exposure that is controlled by the TC-80N3, however, the release button volition be inoperable.
Timer Mode Combinations