Release Cable: Olympus' Version?

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Re: Release Cable: Hahnel
In reply to esophoria, Apr 9, 2013

esophoria wrote:

Having recently purchased an E-M5, I am wondering if there are any other choices other then the Remote Cable Release (RM-UC1)?

Any other choices out there?

I bought the Hahnel Giga Pro T version 1, now the better version 2 is in the shops.

It allows a radio link to shoot with or the connect cable can go directly into the hand control and ignore the radio link. Can be programmed for delays, bulb, sequences etc.

More here http://www.hahnel.ie/index.cfm?page=dslrremotecontrols&id=80&pId=80

Also found a video with someone using the Canon version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL4VJAEDdo8

The warning is that the Hahnel USB plug that fits into the Oly cameras was too big on my cable and it needed some gentle filing down to make it fit nicely. I told Hahnel about the problem and sent photos and they passed it on to engineering, and they sent me two spare cables, again they needed to be filed down a bit.

Evidently some other brand remotes have had the same problem, so if the plug is hard to push in, don't push any more but file it down to fit.

First the regular USB cable that comes with the camera, the 6.32mm figure can vary up to the obvious maximum of 6.35mm which is exactly 1/4 inch.

Olympus cable just right.

Now the Hahnel cable, too big and it jams and comes apart when trying to extract it, file the ends down until it measures 6.35mm or less or until it fits nicely.

Regards ...... Guy

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