Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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karlwitt Regular Member • Posts: 139
Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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

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Gregm61 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,661
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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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karlwitt OP Regular Member • Posts: 139
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

I this remote shutter also?

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Jim T Veteran Member • Posts: 4,285
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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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Gregm61 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,661
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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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P S Senior Member • Posts: 1,391
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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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Robert Kinsell Regular Member • Posts: 247
Cactus works fine for shutter release

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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ginsbu Senior Member • Posts: 1,420
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

Pixel RW-221. Works fine.

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bfloating Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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 ?

Thanks,

R

bfloating
bfloating Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

Hi,

Is it still working fine ???

Thanks,

Richard

bfloating
bfloating Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

Hi,

Is it still working fine ?

Thanks,

Richard

bgalb
bgalb Senior Member • Posts: 1,895
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

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

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BobT3218 Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Wireless shutter remote for OMD-EM5?

I wish they had kept the RM-1 functionality.  I used it all the time when using a tripod.  Now I'm limited to a cable release.  The phone based Wi-Fi remote is a PITA.  The phone has to be turned of then the app selected.  Then one risks the phone powering down at the crucial moment while calls and reminders keep coming in.  All I want is to trigger the shutter as simply as possible.  I have no desire to complicate things by attempting to  change camera settings remotely.

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