Thought it was time for another piece of kit review.It’s well known that low light needs either a bright flash or a longer exposure (either a wider aperture or a longer shutter speed). What I only discovered recently is that landscape shots can also benefit from it. those shots where the water looks like mist or the grasses have that ethereal (cool word) quality are all taken with longer exposure times.As a reformed Sabutamol addict (puff free for 2 years now), I’ve got this fantastic hand tremor (OK, it might be natural – Sabutamol could have nothing to do with it. Please don’t sue me!) . Anyway, the tremor means a lot of my pictures are more blurry than I’d like. I’d thought the tripod I borrowed would help with this and it does to a degree.However, that moment when you push the button on the camera still can cause a shake – even on the tripod. so I bought me one of these….Canon RC-1 Remote Controller
The Canon RC-1 is a simple remote control for the Canon camera (it works for the 440D – no idea about yours). Incredibly simple to use, it allows pictures to be taken from a range of about 10 feet in front of the camera, though not really from behind (OK, no comments about taking it from behind you freaks).It comes with a handy strap clip to keep with your camera. This seems pretty robust and secure – certainly mine hasn’t fallen off in the last few weeks.I have only one negative about what is otherwise a tasty bit of kit. When you change the camera to remote, it doesn’t change back between sessions – Pain in the bot….erm…neck when you only use the remote occasionally like me. Anyway, at less than £20, it’s worth the pennies in my opinion.