g3 shutter release

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by scottyboy, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. scottyboy

    scottyboy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    mercer county,OHIO
    would like a remote wireless shutter release for my g3 .saw one on amazon that replaces panasonic DMW-RS1 but if i'm correct the g3 calls for panasonicDMW-RSL1. is there a diff. in RS1 and RSL1 ? the pans. are wired.any help/ suggestions.thanks
  2. JayShiva

    JayShiva Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Yarm, UK
    I bought a cheap shutter release from eBay; cost me about £5, as opposed to the £50 Panasonic offering.

    It works great! Plus I can afford to replace it 10x before I regret not buying the Panny one!
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    The RSL1 seems to have a locking feature so that you don't need to keep the button pressed during long exposures. I've never seen an RSL1 in the wild; I use 2 RS1 remotes, one with the G1 and one with the GH2. Both were bought off eBay for a fraction of the price of a new one. It takes a little patience before one comes along. Both have survived so far although this doesn't say much because I treat my gear fairly gently.
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  4. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  5. jon595

    jon595 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2011
  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Try this...

    I've used this circuit before. It's compatible with any of the Panasonic cameras that use the wired remote. The special 4 conductor plug is identical to the one used by older Nokia cell phones. I went to my local "Dollar Store" and bought several wired earpieces for Nokia and cut the earpiece off. It's a very simple circuit. It's labeledfor the "FX" series but it works with the FZ and G models as well.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wasabi_bob/5472323149/" title="FZ WIRED WIRING by Wasabi Bob, on Flickr"> 5472323149_facff353b7_b.jpg "1024" height="697" alt="FZ WIRED WIRING"></a>
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Great, thanks very much! I'll measure my RS1 later to see how it matches up with the diagram you presented. I might make a remote with a short cord (like 20cm) because I hate the fumbling around with the long cords I have now.
  8. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    It should work

    All the Panasonic's are interchangeable.
    If you have the same plug it should work fine.