Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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karlwitt
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Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?
Sep 12, 2012

I am wondering if anyone has gotten a wireless remote for there EM5 and if so how does it work?

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In reply to karlwitt, Sep 12, 2012

Just bought a set of Cactus V5 remotes to use with my E-M5 and FL50R. Used them a couple of times and they work perfectly, no matter where you set the camera and flash. If they are anywhere within 100 meters of one another, the flash fires every time flawlessly.

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In reply to Gregm61, Sep 12, 2012

I this remote shutter also?

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In reply to karlwitt, Sep 12, 2012

The one I use is supposed to be compatible with the EM-5. It's a little pricey, but is so much more than a remote.

http://www.aputure.com/en/product/gigitube_wireless_digital_viewfinder.php

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In reply to karlwitt, Sep 12, 2012

karlwitt wrote:

I this remote shutter also?

The way I have used it, I am manually tripping the shutter. There supposedly is a way to set the Cactus V5 system up in a remote release fashion but I have not yet done so.

This is also a non-TTL system. I either have to do all manual flash or, I could set the flash unit up with the sensor pointing at the subject and use non-TTL auto.

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I got this one and it works fine: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DO19M2/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00

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Cactus works fine for shutter release
In reply to Gregm61, Sep 12, 2012

You just need to get the correct cable to connect one of the transceivers into the EM5's usb port ....

http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/cactus-v5-shutter-cable-for-olympus-e-pl2-e-p2-e-p1-e-620-e-520.html

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Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?
In reply to karlwitt, Sep 12, 2012

Pixel RW-221. Works fine.

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Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?
In reply to Gregm61, Jul 24, 2013

Yes, I understand it works fine with remote flash but I want a remote shutter release.  Will it function as that as well and do I need two units ?

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R

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In reply to P S, Jul 24, 2013

Hi,

Is it still working fine ???

Thanks,

Richard

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In reply to ginsbu, Jul 24, 2013

Hi,

Is it still working fine ?

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In reply to bfloating, Jul 24, 2013

My Pixel RW-221 works fine and I have used it quite a bit for about a year.

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