View Full Version : Extension cord for RM-CB1: does it exist?

18th July 2009, 03:00 PM
I am currently experimenting with pole panoramas, where I mount my E-3 on a 10-15 ft. pole. I am looking for an easy way to trigger my Oly.
The infrared remote is clumsy as I will have to point it from some distance at the IR eye of the camera and I'd rather hold on to the pole...:)
An extension cord for the wired remote would do the trick, but I don't think it exists.

Any other thoughts here?

Thanks, Karel

18th July 2009, 03:29 PM

Not done it myself but I have seen mentioned several times where people have cut their leads in half and fitted a connector to each half, this in turn enabled them to add an extension between the 2, believe they had gone to about a 10m extension without problem. Also if you check on Ebay there are a few radio triggers on offer the last time I looked and several said came with connectors for all Oly cameras


Trausti Hraunfjord
18th July 2009, 03:47 PM
Hi Karel.

There do exist radio remotes (http://tinyurl.com/mxbu3n) that supposedly work upto 100 meters distance... which should result in no problems for a camera on a pole.

The linked one is from amazon at around $60, but HERE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Wireless-Shutter-Release-for-Olympus-E420-E510-E520_W0QQitemZ370162432824QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamer a_Camcorder_Remotes?hash=item562f667b38&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|293%3A1|294%3A30) is another one from ebay (UK) for $12... it is not listed for the E-3 ... but it wouldn't surprise me if it would work.

HERE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Remote-Control-for-Olympus-E-30-E30-E-520-E520-RM-UC1_W0QQitemZ390067148824QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Pho tography_DigitalCamAccess_RL?hash=item5ad1d05818&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|293%3A1| 294%3A50)is another one for 38, also not listed for E-3, but it is announced as a wireless replacement for RM-UC1, and as such it should work. (only 15 meter range on this one).

Hope this helps.

18th July 2009, 04:11 PM
Thanks for the reactions so far. I am a bit reluctant to cut the wires of my RM-CB1, so i guess buying a remote off eBay will be the solution.

Thanks for the links.

By the way: do you have any experience with pole panoramas, Trausti?

Trausti Hraunfjord
18th July 2009, 04:36 PM
Personally, no. But I know people who use poles for everything they do panorama wise. Here you can find the works of Roger (Cameleer) (http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/search.php?searchid=315447)

His works are mainly done in India. I'm not sure if he's back there now, or in the states.

Here is a thread about pano poles. (http://flashpanoramas.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2403)

Hope this helps a bit.

18th July 2009, 04:54 PM
Thanks Trausti, I'll check them out. *chr

Hope to show you some results soon...

19th July 2009, 07:41 AM
OK I decided to buy this one (http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320392169452). Hope it works well...

Trausti Hraunfjord
19th July 2009, 04:49 PM
I am arming myself (with the great help of another member of the forums) with the following remotes:

One radio remote control HERE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370162432824)

Two infrared remote controls HERE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Remote-Control-for-OLYMPUS-E-420-E-520-E-3-RM-1-RM-2_W0QQitemZ120446396981QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Photo graphy_DigitalCamAccess_RL?hash=item1c0b2a2a35&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|293%3A1| 294%3A50)

Two wired remote controlsHERE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Remote-Control-Cord-For-Olympus-SP565-E-420-E-620-E-520_W0QQitemZ350219087420QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Pho tography_DigitalCamAccess_RL?hash=item518aaf2e3c&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1690|293%3A1| 294%3A50)

I am not overly positive of Chinese fabrications... but willing to take chances... and these are so cheap that it really doesn't matter if the things break down after 10 seconds of operations. Anything beyond 10 seconds I will consider as an overwhelming success :)

My opinion on these things will be posted after using them for a while.