The TC-80N3 is a remote switch with an 80cm/2.6ft. cord and a self-timer, interval timer, long-exposure timer, and exposure-count setting feature. The timer can be set anywhere from 1 sec. to 99 hrs., 59 min., 59 sec. A dial enables you to easily enter the numeric settings with a single thumb. The LCD panel can also be illuminated.

Control Functions

The Mode button sets the mode and the Jog dial sets the time or number of exposures.

Functions include:

  • Self-timer
  • Intervalometer
  • Long-release timer (for Bulb exposure)
  • Number of exposures per cycle
Mode Button Jog dial
Self-timer Set in seconds from 1 sec. to 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 sec.
Interval timer Set in seconds from 1 sec. to 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 sec.
Long exposure timer Set in seconds from 1 sec. to 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 sec.
Exposure count 1 to 99
  • Start/Stop: With START/STOP button
  • In-Operation: After the operation starts, the mode's icon blinks on the display panel and the remaining time or number of exposures counts down. When modes are used in combination, the active mode's icon blinks and the standby mode's icon stays on while the remaining time or number of exposures counts down.
  • Hold Function: When the LAMP button is pressed for 3 sec., the MODE button and Jog dial are disabled and the HOLD icon is displayed on the display panel. The Hold function is cancelled by pressing the LAMP button again for 3 sec.
  • Reset Procedure: Settings are reset by pressing the Jog dial, MODE button, and START/STOP button simultaneously.

Display Panel

  • Items Displayed: Icons for the self-timer, interval timer, long exposure timer, and exposure count setting mode. Time and exposure count. HOLD and low-battery icons.
  • Illumination: EL backlight illumination. Lights for 6 sec. when LAMP button is pressed.

Release Function

  • Release Button: Release lock provided. Enables halfway and complete pressing. Immediate Shutter Shutter can be released immediately
  • Release: even during self-timer and interval timer operations.

Camera Connection

  • Type: 3-pin quick-lock connection (N3 type)
  • Cord Length: 80cm or 2.6 feet
  • Power Source
    • Type: One button-size lithium CR2032 (3V) Battery
  • Battery Life: Approx. 3 years

Dimensions

  • 40(W) x 20(H) x 143(D) mm
  • 1.6(W) x 0.8 (H) x 5.6 (D) in.

Weight

  • 85g / 3oz. (including battery)

Mode Combination Table

No. Long Exp. Interval Self timer Exp. Count Description Application
1 *       For long exposures. For astrophotography
2   *     Interval timer operates For time-lapse Photography. (blossoming flowers, etc.)
3     *   Self-timer operates Specifies the time for starting the shooting
4       * The set number of exposures is taken at 1-second intervals. Sets the number of exposures for No. 1 and No. 2
5 * *     The long exposure is taken at the set intervals.  
6   * *   After the self-timer delay, interval timer operation begins. For time-lapse photography. (blossoming flowers, etc.)
7 *   *   After the self-timer delay, the long exposure begins. For astrophotography.
8 * * *   After the self-timer delay, the long exposure is taken at the set intervals.  
9   *   * The set number of exposures is taken at the set intervals. For time-lapse photography. (blossoming flowers, etc.)
10     * * After the self-timer delay, the set number of exposures is taken at 1-second intervals.  
11   * * * After the self-timer delay, the set number of exposures is taken at the set intervals. For time-lapse photography. (blossoming flowers, etc.)
12 * *   * The set number of long exposures is taken at the set intervals.  
13 * * * * After the self-timer delay, the set number of long exposures is taken at the set intervals.  
14 *     * Incompatible combination. The No. 2 setting will be set automatically.  
15 *   * * Incompatible combination. The No. 7 setting will be set automatically.  

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