E-M1 MkII - proven non-genuine cable shutter release?

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MarkDavo
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E-M1 MkII - proven non-genuine cable shutter release?

Has anyone proven their non-genuine cable shutter release on their new MkII?  If so what are the details please?

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JaKing Senior Member • Posts: 2,063
Re: E-M1 MkII - proven non-genuine cable shutter release?

I'm potentially interested in this too, Mark. So Bump ...

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wolfychi Contributing Member • Posts: 708
Re: E-M1 MkII - proven non-genuine cable shutter release?
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bought a RM-UC1 from Ebay for less than $4USD, works fine on my E-P5, need to sanding/filing off the plug surface a bit as the plug was a bit tight.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RM-UC1-Remote-Shutter-Release-cable-control-for-Olympus-OM-D-E-M10-E-M1-E-M5-PL7-/221895375270?hash=item33a9feb9a6:g:8hYAAOSwEetWBGZd

JaKing Senior Member • Posts: 2,063
Re: E-M1 MkII - proven non-genuine cable shutter release?

Thanks Wolfy

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PlumShots Regular Member • Posts: 326
Please clarify...

wolfychi wrote:

bought a RM-UC1 from Ebay for less than $4USD, works fine on my E-P5, need to sanding/filing off the plug surface a bit as the plug was a bit tight.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RM-UC1-Remote-Shutter-Release-cable-control-for-Olympus-OM-D-E-M10-E-M1-E-M5-PL7-/221895375270?hash=item33a9feb9a6:g:8hYAAOSwEetWBGZd

Does this work with the E-M1 Mark II?  Does it come with some sort of an adapter?

Thanks.

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Light Bender Regular Member • Posts: 141
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The RM-UC1 cable is completely different from the cable required for the E-M1 Mark II...The E-M1 Mark II requires a 2.5mm mono cable - I'd be extremely surprised if Canon's RS-60E3 didn't work...

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wolfychi Contributing Member • Posts: 708
Re: Please clarify...

PlumShots wrote:

wolfychi wrote:

bought a RM-UC1 from Ebay for less than $4USD, works fine on my E-P5, need to sanding/filing off the plug surface a bit as the plug was a bit tight.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RM-UC1-Remote-Shutter-Release-cable-control-for-Olympus-OM-D-E-M10-E-M1-E-M5-PL7-/221895375270?hash=item33a9feb9a6:g:8hYAAOSwEetWBGZd

Does this work with the E-M1 Mark II? Does it come with some sort of an adapter?

Thanks.

Sorry I was assuming the E-M1 MK II would have the same USB socket as the MK I, now I am not sure if it works for the E-M1 MK II.

PlumShots Regular Member • Posts: 326
Yes...
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Light Bender wrote:

The RM-UC1 cable is completely different from the cable required for the E-M1 Mark II...The E-M1 Mark II requires a 2.5mm mono cable - I'd be extremely surprised if Canon's RS-60E3 didn't work...

Thanks Light Bender,

This is my understanding as well. Just wanted clarification for the thread.

Yes, Canon E3-compatible release cables should work with the E-M1 II. I tested one during an in-store demo.

Cheers.

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PlumShots Regular Member • Posts: 326
Not a problem...

wolfychi wrote:

PlumShots wrote:

wolfychi wrote:

bought a RM-UC1 from Ebay for less than $4USD, works fine on my E-P5, need to sanding/filing off the plug surface a bit as the plug was a bit tight.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RM-UC1-Remote-Shutter-Release-cable-control-for-Olympus-OM-D-E-M10-E-M1-E-M5-PL7-/221895375270?hash=item33a9feb9a6:g:8hYAAOSwEetWBGZd

Does this work with the E-M1 Mark II? Does it come with some sort of an adapter?

Thanks.

Sorry I was assuming the E-M1 MK II would have the same USB socket as the MK I, now I am not sure if it works for the E-M1 MK II.

Thanks for trying to be helpful.

I just would like to clarify the thread for future reference.

Cheers.

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sunnydayz New Member • Posts: 17
Re: Yes...
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PlumShots wrote:

Light Bender wrote:

The RM-UC1 cable is completely different from the cable required for the E-M1 Mark II...The E-M1 Mark II requires a 2.5mm mono cable - I'd be extremely surprised if Canon's RS-60E3 didn't work...

Thanks Light Bender,

This is my understanding as well. Just wanted clarification for the thread.

Yes, Canon E3-compatible release cables should work with the E-M1 II. I tested one during an in-store demo.

Cheers.

I can confirm Canon E3 compatible remote works.

The plug which plugs into the camera remote socket is a 2.5mm mini stereo plug.

The ring closest to cable is ground, 2nd ring (middle) is focus and the tip is shutter release.

I have a Pixel RW-221/UC1 wireless remote I use for E-M10 Mark II. The receiver uses 2.5mm mini stereo plug. So I ordered a straight 2.5mm male to male stereo cable (actually made for audio) which was cheaper than the Pixel E3 cable. Plugged one side into the wireless receiver and the other side into E-M1 Mark II and it works just fine. The good thing about the wireless receiver it that it also has a dual step shutter release with half press (focus / exposure) and full press shutter release, so if I don't need to fire wirelessly, I can still use the receiver as a remote release. This works without batteries in the receiver, of course batteries required for wireless operation.

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MarkDavo
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Re: Yes...
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sunnydayz wrote:

PlumShots wrote:

Light Bender wrote:

The RM-UC1 cable is completely different from the cable required for the E-M1 Mark II...The E-M1 Mark II requires a 2.5mm mono cable - I'd be extremely surprised if Canon's RS-60E3 didn't work...

Thanks Light Bender,

This is my understanding as well. Just wanted clarification for the thread.

Yes, Canon E3-compatible release cables should work with the E-M1 II. I tested one during an in-store demo.

Cheers.

I can confirm Canon E3 compatible remote works.

The plug which plugs into the camera remote socket is a 2.5mm mini stereo plug.

The ring closest to cable is ground, 2nd ring (middle) is focus and the tip is shutter release.

I have a Pixel RW-221/UC1 wireless remote I use for E-M10 Mark II. The receiver uses 2.5mm mini stereo plug. So I ordered a straight 2.5mm male to male stereo cable (actually made for audio) which was cheaper than the Pixel E3 cable. Plugged one side into the wireless receiver and the other side into E-M1 Mark II and it works just fine. The good thing about the wireless receiver it that it also has a dual step shutter release with half press (focus / exposure) and full press shutter release, so if I don't need to fire wirelessly, I can still use the receiver as a remote release. This works without batteries in the receiver, of course batteries required for wireless operation.

Thanks everyone.

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fcheh Regular Member • Posts: 243
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MarkDavo wrote:

Has anyone proven their non-genuine cable shutter release on their new MkII? If so what are the details please?

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Question why don't you use the Android app for remote control?

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sunnydayz New Member • Posts: 17
Re: E-M1 MkII - proven non-genuine cable shutter release?

Sorry for the very late reply.

I'm actually open to all options of control, android app, iphone app would be fine to use, but sometimes a simply direct cable release is needed and that was the question asked in the thread.

Hope that answers your question.

Good shooting to ya!

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