Remote control options for E-P3?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by JJJPhoto, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    I'm looking for an aftermarket remote control for the E-P3 that will allow me to trip the shutter (in burst mode) from at least 30 feet away (ideally without a long wire running between me and the camera).

    Are there any aftermarket IR remote controls that plug into the USB port on the E-P3 and allow you to take burst shots remotely?
     
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I've found that any of the remotes that state they work for E-PL2 (and I suspect older models) will also work with the E-P3. The following thread mentions a Vivitar model that supports bursts and is available at B&H for $35ish.

    https://www.mu-43.com/f42/wireless-remote-control-e-pl2-16051/

    I was looking a few weeks ago, but wanted time lapse functionality also, and the good wireless remotes with that seem to be in the $75 range. I ended up going wired:

    Amazon.com: GSI Super Quality Multi-Function Timer Remote Control Shutter for Olympus SP-510 UZ, SP-550 UZ, SP-560 UZ, SP-565 UZ, SP-570 UZ, E400, E410,E420, E510, E520 Cameras, LCD Illuminated Screen, Exceeds the Olympus RM-UC1: Camera & Photo
     
  3. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    How is that remote working for you? I've been thinking to get the same model
     
  4. kundalini

    kundalini Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Aug 20, 2011
    I contacted Phottix about their remote for the E-P3. The 06 model will work on the E-P3. I have used a Phottix for my Nikons for a few years and think they are worth a look. The unit can be controlled wired or wireless and has ~300' range.

    PHOTTIX® CLEON II - Wireless Remotes
     
  5. dgrachee

    dgrachee New to Mu-43

    8
    Jun 13, 2011
    Philippines
    has anyone used the old RM1 wireless remote? I used it before with my C750UZ. Just thinking if it might work as well with the EPL2.,
     
  6. Jemski

    Jemski Mu-43 Regular

    49
    Jun 5, 2011
    Philippines
    Jeremy
    Does the E-P3 and E-PL2 have the same slot for the shutter release cable. I am planning to get one soon.
     
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Yes.
     
  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    The remote is working well, Art. It seems to handle all of the functions properly. I have not yet done any time lapse, though.

    [Sorry for the delay in my response!]
     
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