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Using the Olympus OM-D EM-5 as a remote at Wembley

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Tobers, May 13, 2012.

  1. Tobers

    Tobers Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 8, 2010
    Guildford, UK
    Andy
    Olympus let me have an OM-D for the weekend so I took it to Wembley to use as a remote camera behind the goal. Very very impressed.

    I've done a writeup here...

    Wembley Olympus EM-5 Remote Test – SLIK images - Sports photography techniques and results plus sports-oriented photo-essays.

    In fact I was so impressed I bought one. I actually fancy having two of them for a twin-body setup. The camera is so quiet that it will be very useful in some other jobs I do where discretion is required (concerts, plays etc). Very nice indeed.
     
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice write-up and great pics !

    Can you please tell us a little more about the Pocket Wizard setup ?
     
  3. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    is the remote cable same for the GF1? thanks.
     
  4. Tobers

    Tobers Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 8, 2010
    Guildford, UK
    Andy
    The Pocket Wizard setup is very simple - it's just a cable from the PW into the camera. The cable I purchased is this one from eBay, which has a "keep alive" switch on it to keep the camera switched on.

    It's a very different cable to the one for the GF1, and much simpler as a result.

    The "sending" PW was held in my hand as it has a dodgy hotshoe connection. I'm rigging up a foot pedal trigger for it at the moment.
     
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