E-PL5 - eight things I don't like about you.....

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Guy Parsons
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The remote plug problem: plugs are too big !

bgalb wrote:

I have the same problem with my E-M5. I have pulled apart two pixel remote cables so far. Got one back together and broke one. Ordered a couple more spares just in case.

Just now found my vernier calipers and measured the plugs. The outer short dimension is fine. The problem is the larger dimension.

The proper Oly plugs measure 6.35mm (hey, that's exactly 1/4 inch), and the Hahnel remote measures 6.5mm. Hence the horrible tightness.

A bit of careful Dremel work or attack with a fine file to get the size down to 6.35mm and all will be well. Vacuum well after grinding !

Regards...... Guy

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