Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

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grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,635
Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

eawortman Regular Member • Posts: 122
Re: Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

Don’t have the EM5, but it looks like it has a remote port like the EM1. I actually use my old Canon wired remote on it. I have the Canon RS-60E3, but similar should work. Many used ones on eBay or other 3rd party options.

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cc99 Regular Member • Posts: 280
Re: Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

The E-M5.3 takes the same shutter release cable as the E-M1.2/1.3/1X.

Any Canon remote shutter cable with a 2.5mm jack should work.

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Gintaras B. Senior Member • Posts: 1,204
Maybe iPhone with Ol.Share app?
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grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

OP grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,635
Re: Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

eawortman wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

Don’t have the EM5, but it looks like it has a remote port like the EM1. I actually use my old Canon wired remote on it. I have the Canon RS-60E3, but similar should work. Many used ones on eBay or other 3rd party options.

Thank you.

OP grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,635
Re: Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

cc99 wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

The E-M5.3 takes the same shutter release cable as the E-M1.2/1.3/1X.

Any Canon remote shutter cable with a 2.5mm jack should work.

Much appreciated.

OP grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,635
Re: Maybe iPhone with Ol.Share app?

Gintaras B. wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

That is good to know. I think I still want a physical remote though. Thanks for pointing that out as it could be useful for other times.

Gintaras B. Senior Member • Posts: 1,204
Re: Maybe iPhone with Ol.Share app?

grcolts wrote:

Gintaras B. wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

That is good to know. I think I still want a physical remote though. Thanks for pointing that out as it could be useful for other times.

Selfie taken with E-M10 (on my car roof) and using iPhone as a remote:

Firmware Regular Member • Posts: 396
Re: Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

This one works fine and won't break the bank (used on an OMD EM1ii but has the same connector)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JJC-Shutter-Release-Olympus-Mirrorless/dp/B0756BD6ZL

OP grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,635
Re: Anyone Recommend a 3rd party remote release for Olympus EM5 Mark iii?

Firmware wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

This one works fine and won't break the bank (used on an OMD EM1ii but has the same connector)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JJC-Shutter-Release-Olympus-Mirrorless/dp/B0756BD6ZL

Thanks for the link...looks perfect.

OP grcolts Veteran Member • Posts: 3,635
Re: Maybe iPhone with Ol.Share app?

Gintaras B. wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Gintaras B. wrote:

grcolts wrote:

Looking to pick-up a remote release for an Olympus OM-d-e m5 iii camera. Anyone know of a good 3rd party one that works with the LCD screen open on the camera?

That is good to know. I think I still want a physical remote though. Thanks for pointing that out as it could be useful for other times.

Selfie taken with E-M10 (on my car roof) and using iPhone as a remote:

I just downloaded the app to my phone. Will try it out for sure. Looks like it works pretty good from seeing your image. Thanks.

Michael Meissner
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Re: Maybe iPhone with Ol.Share app?

grcolts wrote:

I just downloaded the app to my phone. Will try it out for sure. Looks like it works pretty good from seeing your image. Thanks.

I find for things like fireworks, I much prefer the wired shutter release to using the phone app.  I don't have to switch to view another screen (and lose my night vision), and I can press the button without actually looking at either screen.

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