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Old Saturday 27th November 2004, 20:20   #1
Adey Baker
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Remote Control for Olympus C5060WZ

Olympus supply the 5060 camera with the RM-2 remote controller.

Unfortunately, it has only one setting which gives a two-second delay before firing the shutter. For digiscoping purposes, this is about as useful as an 'Airtex' parachute!

Olympus make a better specified remote controller in the form of the RM-1, but I'm not certain whether this will work with the 5060 and give an instantaneous shutter release.

I emailed Olympus nearly a fortnight ago to ask them but they haven't bothered to reply yet - silly me, expecting a prompt(ish) reply!

So has anyone used this combination, and does it work?

TIA

p.s. I'm aware that a cable release is available - if you buy the seperate add-on battery pack, which adds (not inconsiderable) cost and weight to the set-up!
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Old Sunday 28th November 2004, 14:48   #2
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Rm-1

I still use mine with my C730 and it worked equally well with my C5050, so I "assume" it will be the same with the C5060. It works as well as the shutter button = usual focus/metering shutter delay. I do find it doesn't work well from the rear of the camera unless you are inside and get a signal reflecting back. For external tripod work I find it more of an "intimately close" rather than a "remote control". It also appears to lack the feature of the Nikon cable remote where you can use the half press position to pre-focus and reduce the time delay, but it costs about 1/3 of the Nikon cable!

Hope this helps.

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Old Sunday 28th November 2004, 15:03   #3
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Thanks Jim
Have you tried the RM-1 yet? I've also got an 5060 and i'm curious.
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Have you tried the RM-1 yet? I've also got an 5060 and i'm curious.

Passed on the camera to my wife some time ago, but yes I bought the RM-1 and it still performs the same as the RM-2 with the delay - the difference being that it also controls the zoom.
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