E-M1 Mark II USB-C

missallpc

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I recently purchased a E-M1 MII and found they had changed to a USB-C connector. I have devices (intervalometer, and a remote release) that I used with my E-M5 that are mini USB. Are the 2 compatible and will a simple adapter work?
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Unlikely. I had a remote with interchangeable jacks. When I went from E-M1 to E-M1 mk II it didn't work. Ended up going with the remote from Olympus. Easier with less messing about.

There's an intervalometer built into the E-M1 mk III btw.
 

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I had the same issue. After ordering and returning a couple of third party remotes, I have switched to using my phone via the Olympus app. It works really well and now I have one fewer things to cart around. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier. I had tried the app at home and had some connection issues as the phone “wants” to connect to my home WiFi. In the field the connection is faster, unless I’m someplace with a strong public signal. If that’s the case I just go into settings and manually choose the camera.
 

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I had the same issue. After ordering and returning a couple of third party remotes, I have switched to using my phone via the Olympus app. It works really well and now I have one fewer things to cart around. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier. I had tried the app at home and had some connection issues as the phone “wants” to connect to my home WiFi. In the field the connection is faster, unless I’m someplace with a strong public signal. If that’s the case I just go into settings and manually choose the camera.
Depending on your phone settings, the reason your phone wants to reconnect to your wifi network is because it detects the phone's network connection has no internet. You can turn this off or tell it to connect regardless. Similarly, you can disable detection of open wifi networks.

Regardless of where I am and how many wifi networks are around me, I never have to connect my phone manually, I start wifi on the camera, open OI Share, my phone then joins the camera's bluetooth network and then automatically joins its wifi network.
 

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The M1.2 doesn't use the BT+Wifi connection method. One needs to directly connect the wifi.
 

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I had the same issue. After ordering and returning a couple of third party remotes, I have switched to using my phone via the Olympus app. It works really well and now I have one fewer things to cart around. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier. I had tried the app at home and had some connection issues as the phone “wants” to connect to my home WiFi. In the field the connection is faster, unless I’m someplace with a strong public signal. If that’s the case I just go into settings and manually choose the camera.
As it turned out the connector on previous OM-Ds was not a mini USB. I don't know what it is but mini won't fit. I have used the Oly app on my phone. I works great except it seems I always get a call or text when I'm waiting for some event like a bird taking flight. I guess I will have to resurrect an old phone and dedicate it for Olympus use.
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I bought the Pixel USB wireless remote trigger for my E-M10ii. The receiver used a 3.5mm to mini-usb cable. I simply bought a 3.5mm to 2.5mm TRS adapter and plugged in using a regular TRS audio cable to the 2.5mm jack on the E-M1ii and E-M1iii. Works fine.
 

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Unlikely. I had a remote with interchangeable jacks. When I went from E-M1 to E-M1 mk II it didn't work. Ended up going with the remote from Olympus. Easier with less messing about.

There's an intervalometer built into the E-M1 mk III btw.
As it turned out the connector on previous OM-Ds was not a mini USB. I don't know what it is but mini won't fit. I have used the Oly app on my phone. I works great except it seems I always get a call or text when I'm waiting for some event like a bird taking flight. I guess I will have to resurrect an old phone and dedicate it for Olympus use.
Thanks for your input
 

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As it turned out the connector on previous OM-Ds was not a mini USB. I don't know what it is but mini won't fit. I have used the Oly app on my phone. I works great except it seems I always get a call or text when I'm waiting for some event like a bird taking flight. I guess I will have to resurrect an old phone and dedicate it for Olympus use.
Thanks for your input
It'll be type B mini USB from memory. Very rare, don't think I've ever seen it used outside of cameras.
 

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I believe it was Olympus proprietary, as it used to have the video connection on it as well. For the Tough cameras it was a USB6 cable. You should be able to get one from Amazon or eBay in normal situations.
 

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