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Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

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As anyone got one of these timer remote units for the e3. Just wondered what they were like. I would like to have a go at star trails and time lapse

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Is the Olympus RM-1 no good for what you want?
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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

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Is the Olympus RM-1 no good for what you want?

With the Olympus RM-1 remote you set the mode to BULB, and drive to remote, then use 'W' to open the shutter, and 'T' to close.
(This is not explained in the RM-1 manual)

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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

Looking for a way to do this by setting the camera up and leaving it to fire away on its own, unattended. I agree the RM-1 will do as you suggest.

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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

I bought one of these on ebay (TIMER Remote Switch for OLYMPUS E3 E300 E1 RM-CB1 E10 ) and it does all you seem to need.
item no. 170409443428 from theonefoto 28
Has about a 1 metre lead.
Olympus do one the RM-UC1 do not know the cost.
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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

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Looking for a way to do this by setting the camera up and leaving it to fire away on its own, unattended. I agree the RM-1 will do as you suggest.

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The RM-1 is of no use for time lapse photography. The RM-1 provides a remote control function that allows opening and closing of the shutter in bulb mode. It doesn't take multiple photos over a time period, only the Ebay remotes will do this.

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I bought one of these on ebay (TIMER Remote Switch for OLYMPUS E3 E300 E1 RM-CB1 E10 ) and it does all you seem to need.
item no. 170409443428 from theonefoto 28
Has about a 1 metre lead.
Olympus do one the RM-UC1 do not know the cost.
Wee man
Thanks for the info - the one you mention on Ebay seems to be what I am looking for - the RM-UC1 doesn't do multiple photos over a time period.

Wee man - did you have to pay any extra when it was delivered, ie import duty, or was it just the 28 you quoted

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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

No extra charges and fairly quick delivery. I have not really had a chance to try it out on star trails but it will give delays and intervals. Sorry for delay in reply did not check this thread.
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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

Thanks for that, Wee man
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Re: Timer Remote switch control cord for E3

No problems had a quick check it will give------ delay/self timer : Bulb/ long exposure : interval timer (up to 100 hours): number of shots (1-399 or unlimited) : Speaker beep. Half press on button for focus and full press takes shot. It uses 2 AAA batteries : LCD screen can be backlit.
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