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Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release for Olympus Digital Cameras

You Pay: $43.30

The Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release allows for longer exposures without shaking the camera. Also locks on for bulb exposures.

Works for E-1, E-3 E-10 & E-20N digital Camera
C-5060 & C-7070 using the Power Battery Holder (B-HLD20)
C-8080 Wide Zoom using the Power Battery Holder (B-HLD30)
Evolt (E-300) using the Power Battery Holder HLD-3

Cable Length 3.6' (110 cm)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.3" (110mm) x 1.1" (28mm) x 0.9" (22mm)
Weight 2.5 oz (72g)

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OlympusRM-CB1 Remote Cable Release
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Ergonomic (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (5)
    • Landscape photography (4)
    • Studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Couldn't Live Without It!

    About 60% of the photos I make in a given week are shot with a tripod mounted camera. This remote cable release makes tripod operation of my E-300 a breeze. Actually allows more...Read complete review

    About 60% of the photos I make in a given week are shot with a tripod mounted camera. This remote cable release makes tripod operation of my E-300 a breeze. Actually allows more precise release of the shutter than the camera's shutter button as the throw of the switch is sufficient to allow great precesion in actuating the auto focus. I hated to spend so much money for a cable release but now that I've bitten the bullet I can't imagine being without this handy dandy little gadget.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good product...except

    The first remote stopped working after a few month? don't know what happened. Bought a second remote works OK but cable is extremely short!!! I shoot animal photography.....I originally...Read complete review

    The first remote stopped working after a few month? don't know what happened. Bought a second remote works OK but cable is extremely short!!! I shoot animal photography.....I originally was using the small digital remote version which has a time lag, plus when camera is in portrait mode, it rarely works. Last week trying to hold a dog while holding the remote the whole rig fell over. Broke the connection to the camera...Camera in fine shape...thank goodness I have an e-3. The remote is only useful if shooting product photography. The length of the cord precludes shooting anything else. Does anyone test these items before producing and selling them? It doesn't have to be 10 feet long, just a foot longer to get around the camera or stobes. The pathetic length of the cable is obvious the first time you use it. my next setup is a ball head on a short avenger C-Stand. I am purchasing the Hahnel rmote cable hope it is longer and the backorder is not too long.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Does what it's supposed to

    By The Marrero

    from North Arlington NJ

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • long exposure
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

      Bought this for my E-5, have already used it considerably, do a lot a long exposure on tripod. The cable connection is secure (I had the other Olympus model on another Olympus camera where the cable can just be pulled out which happened on occation to my dismay) I would definely recommend this to anyone who has and E-3 or E-5 and shoots longs exposures.

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      5.0

      A smooth operator

      By Chuck

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

        This cable release works very well. Locks on for bulb release when you need it. The price is right. One thing I wonder about: do I really need a cable release when my Olympus cameras are capable of responding to a small IR remote available from Olympus. I guess that both have their place, pros and cons.

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        5.0

        A great connection

        By Kent the photo producer

        from Papillion, NE

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

          This remote connects to the camera very easily and even has a storage place for the small connection cover cap you remove from the camera.
          Works great from the minute you connect it and was the best option for firing my camera and 300mm lens mounted on my tripod.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Nicely made product. Works well.

          By Greg

          from Dallas, Texas

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

            I used this release with my E5 in conjunction with the anti-shock feature to lock the mirror up just prior to the shutter firing to avoid any image quality degradation due to either mirror slap or vibrations caused by me pressing the shutter release.

            The release on the RM-CB1 is very smooth. Just as nice as the release on the E5 itself. Very easy to obtain AF on the half press or go all the way and take the shot. A nice feature is the slot where you can screw on the port cap from the E5 to keep from losing something that seems like it could be very easy to lose!

            If yo like using your camera off a tripod and want the smoothest release possible with no vibrations, you want this accessory.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Works as promised

            By PrrDon

            from Fort Wayne, In

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Too short of cord

            Best Uses

            • Stop release vibration

            Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

            Easy attachment smooth operation
            The cord could be longer

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works like it's meant to

            By Alan

            from Apex, NC

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Studio

              Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

              Never been disappointed with anything from Olympus, works like it's meant to on my wonderful E3. Only concern I have is the 3 position cable connector could be easily damaged, if you aren't careful with it. A must have addition if you shoot multiple exposured for HDR, or simply need to take those long exposure bulb shots.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              good product...except

              By kleeks

              from albuquerque

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Cable Too Short
              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

              The first remote stopped working after a few month? don't know what happened. Bought a second remote works OK but cable is extremely short!!! I shoot animal photography.....I originally was using the small digital remote version which has a time lag, plus when camera is in portrait mode, it rarely works. Last week trying to hold a dog while holding the remote the whole rig fell over. Broke the connection to the camera...Camera in fine shape...thank goodness I have an e-3. The remote is only useful if shooting product photography. The length of the cord precludes shooting anything else. Does anyone test these items before producing and selling them? It doesn't have to be 10 feet long, just a foot longer to get around the camera or stobes. The pathetic length of the cable is obvious the first time you use it. my next setup is a ball head on a short avenger C-Stand. I am purchasing the Hahnel rmote cable hope it is longer and the backorder is not too long.

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Must have!

              By ables

              from midwest

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Good Value
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

                  This cable release has worked perfectly over and over again in all kinds of situations and conditions with my E3. I don't go out to shoot without it.

                  Definitely should be in your camera bag.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Couldn't Live Without It!

                  By bikerhiker

                  from Bar Harbor, Maine

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Ergonomic Design
                  • Nice Button Configuration

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Equipment

                    Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

                    About 60% of the photos I make in a given week are shot with a tripod mounted camera. This remote cable release makes tripod operation of my E-300 a breeze. Actually allows more precise release of the shutter than the camera's shutter button as the throw of the switch is sufficient to allow great precesion in actuating the auto focus. I hated to spend so much money for a cable release but now that I've bitten the bullet I can't imagine being without this handy dandy little gadget.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

                    Share this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sturdy & Reliable

                    By Velopix

                    from Maine, USA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Ergonomic Design
                    • Nice Button Configuration
                    • Nice Features
                    • Strong Signal

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

                      Always use when my camera is mounted on a tripod. Great for landscape and long exposures.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Really helps us older guys

                      By Don

                      from Johnson City, TN

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Ergonomic Design
                      • Nice Button Configuration

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portrait work
                        • Use of longer lenses

                        Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

                        This cable relese works as well as the shutter release on the camera. Excellent feel and control. I shoot on a tripod with long lenses and this release helps me get sharp, in focus images. Missed shots from camera shake are a thing of the past. I suppose I am a little old fashioned, but I do not like to compromise my images by using high iso speeds to raise the shutter speeds to mask camera shake. This device helps me stop it from happening!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Av inevitable product

                        By Avi Gal

                        from Givataim, Israel

                        About Me Gearhead

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

                            Great for macro & tele shooting

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Works Great

                            By Ultra Paul

                            from Johnstown, NY

                            About Me Gearhead

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Ergonomic Design
                            • Nice Button Configuration
                            • Nice Features

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Olympus RM-CB1 Remote Cable Release:

                                It's a little pricey, but it works great and is built great also.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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