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garethlovering
26th July 2012, 09:44 PM
Hi is anybody using a corded shutter release on their Olympus OMD EM5 camera?

ayewing
27th July 2012, 03:32 PM
The official Olympus corded release is the RM UC-1 which is quite pricey. I got a cheapo clone from Amazon which works very well

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Shutter-Release-Control-RM-UC1/dp/B0044C1A1S/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343402588&sr=8-1-fkmr0


Archie

smartwombat
27th July 2012, 09:05 PM
I'm using the same Hahnel that I used with the XZ-1 and E-P1.

shirley
5th August 2012, 08:37 AM
Hi,
I am not sure if I have a malfunctioning cable or if I haven't set up the camera correctly. I have plugged the cable into the usb port but I cannot get it to work, should I set up the omd in a particular way or do I have a faulty cable?
Thanks for any advice
Shirley
ps sorry to hijack the thread, I will move it to a separate thread if you would like me to.

Ross the fiddler
5th August 2012, 11:14 AM
The official Olympus corded release is the RM UC-1 which is quite pricey. I got a cheapo clone from Amazon which works very well

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Shutter-Release-Control-RM-UC1/dp/B0044C1A1S/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343402588&sr=8-1-fkmr0


Archie

Some of the cheap ones aren't made as well as the Olympus one & don't fit as well.

Hi,
I am not sure if I have a malfunctioning cable or if I haven't set up the camera correctly. I have plugged the cable into the usb port but I cannot get it to work, should I set up the omd in a particular way or do I have a faulty cable?
Thanks for any advice
Shirley
ps sorry to hijack the thread, I will move it to a separate thread if you would like me to.

I just tried mine & in the low light I was putting it into the lower socket (which is actually the micro HDMI). It unfortunately actually fits in the plastic section, but of course you wouldn't be doing that. ;) It actually worked fine when plugged into the correct socket. :D

brian1208
5th August 2012, 11:18 AM
I picked up the Hahnel HR0280 from Amazon and it works fine with the EM5 (just make sure that you spot the bayonet connection and use it correctly, I thought I had a fault until I locked it into place with the connector)

this one:
for some reason that link didn't work, try this one from another supplier
http://www.premier-ink.co.uk/photographic/shutter-releases/hahnel-hro280-cable-remote-shutter-release-olympus-p-1779.html

shirley
5th August 2012, 04:20 PM
Thanks, I am thinking the problem might be with the cord asI think I have it in the correct connection.
Interesting that Brian's link shows the connection is a small round one, mine is USB!

brian1208
5th August 2012, 05:02 PM
Don't be fooled by the picture Shirley, it comes out of the hand control via a mini-jackplug but connects to the EM5 body via the USB connection. The twist lock bayonet is at the end of the cable where it meets the hand-control (and where the shorter cable joins into the extension cable there is also another twist lock bayonet)

Ross the fiddler
6th August 2012, 12:55 AM
Thanks, I am thinking the problem might be with the cord asI think I have it in the correct connection.
Interesting that Brian's link shows the connection is a small round one, mine is USB!

I did unfortunately manage to get my remote cable in round the wrong way in the dark on my E520 that eventually destroyed that connector in that camera, so it is actually possible to make that mistake, even if it takes a little bit more effort to push it in. :rolleyes: :o

shirley
6th August 2012, 09:09 AM
I have had another try and played around and was able to get it to work. I think it may have been that I was trying to focus on object too close so it would not take a shot. However, I could take a shot using the the button but not the cord...seems odd.

OM USer
7th August 2012, 02:24 PM
I got this intervalometer (9.69) as it was cheap
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003LYVGZA/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

but the plug would not easily make electrical contact in the camera socket unless you pushed it over and held it at a slight angle.

I then tried the simple manual release (2.41) as it was even cheaper
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0044C54F6/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00

which is more reliable as long as you don't tug on the cable.

What I really need is a simple (cheap) Olympus extension cable which has a reliable plug to camera socket connection.