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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 control:
1. when the shutter opens (self-timer mode)
2. how frequently the shutter opens (interval
3. how long the shutter stays open (long-exposure timer
4. how many exposures the camera will make in total
(exposure count mode)
You can also combine modes: For example, you can program
the controller to wait ve minutes, release the shutter, then take
a total of 25 exposures at ve 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’s shutter button (auto-focus, auto-
exposure, and shutter release). When used simply as a remote
release (no timer functions), the TC-80N3 does not require battery
• EOS 1v, 1v-HS, and EOS 3 lm cameras
• All versions of EOS-1D and EOS-1Ds
• EOS D30 and D60
• EOS 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 7D
• EOS 5D and 5D Mark II
Controls and Functions
continuous loop. When the
time unit you wish to set is
blinking, turn the Jog Dial to
the amount you want.
3. After setting a time unit,
press the Jog Dial once to
register it. Time amounts
can be set in single digit
increments, up to:
Seconds: 59 Minutes: 59 Hours: 99
4. Repeat Step 3 for any additional time units you wish to set.
Once a time unit has been registered it will no longer blink.
1. Use the Jog Dial to set
the desired delay time.
2. Press the Start/Stop
button to start the self-timer.
The Self-timer icon will start
blinking and the time display will count down. The shutter will
release when the timer reaches zero (0). To pause the self-timer
before the shutter releases, press the Start/Stop button. Press it
again to resume.
• Do not use the TC-80N3 in combination with your
camera’s self-timer. Doing so may interfere with the TC-
80N3's timer function.
• You can combine the self-timer with the Long Exposure
Mode for Bulb exposures. Setting your camera to Bulb will
result in a Bulb exposure only if you have set the the TC-
80N3 to Long Exposure Mode.
• If you combine the Long Exposure Mode and Interval
Timer Mode, both will begin only after the Self-timer delay
Interval Timer Mode
1. Use the Jog Dial to set the
desired time interval.
2. Press the Start/Stop
button. The camera will
immediately take the rst
exposure. Note: If you want to program a sequence of exposures
at a given interval you must set the exposure count to an amount
greater than one. Subsequent exposures will be at the interval
you have set.
Connecting/Disconnecting the TC-80N3
1. Remove your camera’s remote control socket cover and
place it in the holder provided on the back of the TC-80N3.
2. Insert the TC-80N3’s plug into your camera’s remote control
socket by pressing the round black base of the plug. (Note:
Touching the silver collar will prevent the plug from locking.)
To remove the plug, grasp the silver collar and pull outward.
Setting a Time Amount
1. Press the Mode Button to select one of the three timing
modes (self-timer, interval, or long exposure).
2. Press the Jog Dial to select the time unit you wish to set.
Each time you press the dial, the time units will blink in
the following order: Seconds → Minutes → Hours, in a