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Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

Anyone able to guess whether these remote triggers might fit the E-M1 and/or E-M5ii with an L-plate without the need to use an extension plate to clear a plugged-in remote cable wire?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hahnel-Comb...or+Olympus+pen
https://www.amazon.co.uk/H%C3%A4hnel...or+Olympus+pen

Looks worth a punt since the cable plug is right-angled: I could always return it via Amazon if it didn't work.

I particularly want to be able to trigger HDR series, so the iPhone app doesn't do it for me.
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Re: Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

I think they still use a cable to the USB port.
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Re: Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

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I think they still use a cable to the USB port.
Yes they do, but the plug bends at 90 degrees and it looks like it may fit within an L-plate without needing an extension plate, which is a fiddle to use,
makes the kit unnecessarily large and interferes with the articulated screen of the M5ii.

I'll get the kit out this afternoon and have a more detailed think.
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Re: Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

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...the iPhone app doesn't do it for me.
It should work for you. You need to have the app set to Remote Shutter rather than Live View.

In the app, go to:

Settings (the cog wheel at top right),
Remote Control
Mode
Remote shutter

After this, the remote control of the app should behave in the same way as a wired remote control.

Hope this helps and saves an unnecessary purchase!
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Re: Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

Aha!
It does, and many thanks indeed for that.

It definitely triggers both any bracketed sets and also the camera's inbuilt HDR series, which is exactly what I was after.

I couldn't get it to do that in the past - maybe more recent app releases have added something?

Great: this is absolutely perfect timing since I'm spending today at Chatsworth, Padley Gorge and finally Curbar Edge doing a lot of landscape work on a tripod, especially long exposures and HDR series! I will have the wired release and the L-plate extension in the car just in case I run in to a problem with the app, but even running out of juice on my phone won't be fatal since I can recharge it In the car.
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Re: Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

All worked faultlessly, I'm pleased to say, with the sole exception of my last image of the dying embers of the sun as it dipped in to the thin line of cloud on the horizon, which precisely coincided with an "unable to communicate with camera" message on the app and a crash of the E-M5ii.

Rats.

Anyway, I'd have lost several images during the day as the wired release fell out and I fiddled to replace it, so overall this is a win. The iPhone went from fully charged to sixty odd percent after a full days app use from dawn to sunset, so that's very practicable.
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Re: Remote trigger usable with L-plate?

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...All worked faultlessly...
Glad it worked out for you, Mark, and I'm pleased I was able to help.

I occasionally get the "unable to communicate with camera" error message too. Nothing for it but to close and restart the app and cycle the camera off and on.
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