Does Canon Remote Controller RC-6 work with 7D from behind the camera?

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Does Canon Remote Controller RC-6 work with 7D from behind the camera?
In reply to aldownunder, Jan 16, 2013

According to EOS magazine (http://www.eos-magazine.com/articles/remotes/canonrc6.html)

"Infrared devices normally need to see each other – often known as ‘line-of-sight’. Based on this, it would seem that you can only use the RC-6 from in front of the camera, and you will find this quoted in some reviews. But it’s not strictly true. If you hold the RC-6 a few inches above the shutter release, aiming down, the shutter will fire when you press the remote button – useful as an alternative to a remote switch. It will even operate from behind the camera if the infrared beam is reflected back from a nearby surface.

When aimed from the front of the camera the range is given as 5 metres, though this will vary with the surroundings."

(My highlighting above).

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