OMD EM-1 Wired Remote

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Empireme, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Empireme

    Empireme Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    LA, CA
    I'm looking for a cheap ($20) or less for a wired mote that works on the EM-1... the only function that's a must have would be a half shutter press for focus. Anyone have links? Thanks as always for the helpful people on this board.
  2. I ordered one off of Amazon I believe and it was around $10? Works like a charm.
  3. Empireme

    Empireme Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    LA, CA
    Thanks gryphon1911... The smartphone app is way too slow. I need to take portrait shots of about 30 kids and the app is again wayyyyy too slow. And the kids look so unnatural when I'm attached to the camera... thought they'd feel more comfortable if I could talk to them and so have the pictures come out a little nicer... I thought wired meant no batteries required but I think I was wrong on that...

    I'm going to wait to until tomorrow to see if other make more recommendations... I just want to purchase something that works on my camera...
  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Cool. Wasn't sure of the application you were needing it for.
  5. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    You have a charm that controls your E-M1? ;)

    The wired ones normally do not require a battery since they are nothing more than some simple switches with the correct connector.
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  6. 22658818707_288f97b951_b. EM-1 remote by Thomas Dekany, on Flickr
  7. This one takes a battery, but supposed to last a very long time.
  8. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That one has an intervalometer which is unnecessary since the E-M1 has it built in.

    Here are a few different basic ones that can be found on ebay (& they all have half press for AF before full press for exposure). One bit of warning, the plug might not be as good as the Olympus one for fitting, but that's the risk you take with non-OEM gear.
    RM-UC1 SLR Camera Remote Control Shutter Release Cable for Olympus SP-590 E420

    Remote Shutter For RM-UC1 Olympus EP-1 EP-2 E620 E600 E30 E400 E410 E520 E450

    JJC shutter Release for Olympus STYLUS 1 SH-1 OM-D E-M10 E-M1 E-M5 XZ1 as RM-UC1

    NEW Remote Shutter Release Cable For Olympus RM-UC1 E410 E420 E510 E520

    I would say, pick the one you like & then search for the best seller of that remote. Always put the description into ebay search as another seller may likely show up either with a better price or better rating.
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  9. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    I will add to the list above that because they are so cheap, but also cheaply made, and you will be using them in a dynamic environment (shooting a bunch of waiting busy kids), buy one, make sure it works the way you want then buy one or two more. That way half way through a shoot if it breaks, you have a spare in your bag ready to exchange, keeping the kids engaged with little pause.
  10. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I would buy the Olympus one (which I do have) instead of buying cheap ones to replace the one that breaks. I have found the cheap connector (in the past) to not fit as well & there is a possible chance of it damaging the socket in the camera instead, but.... these might be OK now.
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  11. MetilHed

    MetilHed Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 30, 2015
  12. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    In 2010 I bought an Aputure Pro Coworker Wireless - radio single/continuous shutter release, or use the receiver and cable for wired shutter release with or without the batteries. I've used it about 15-20 times a year. Buy a different cable for a different type of camera and you're in business! See the Amazon page and my review on that page for more info.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015
  13. Tony Rex

    Tony Rex Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2015
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Tony Rex
    Yongnuo wireless triggers.



    • You'll need a "2.5mm shutter cable" – your camera specific interface. E.g. 2.5mm - UC1 for Olympus, etc.
    • Yongnuo triggers should be set to TRX mode.
    • RF-603II and up support half press to focus, continuous, and bulb. Mine are RF-605.
    • Nothing to set on YN560TX, it will trip the shutter and trigger the flashes in range.
    • Wireless range up to 100m -ish lol
    • Cheaper than a fancy lunch.
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  14. wolfie

    wolfie Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Interesting - I've only just "discovered" the using my E-M1 with the Olympus smartphone app and it seems pretty rapid in changing focus point and shooting. It may be that on a regular cellphone it will be slowed down by other programs running. Instead of buying a remote, I decided to buy a $39 mini android smartphone (without a SIM) to use purely as a remote so it runs pretty fast.
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