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Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release

B&H # OLRMUC1 Mfr # 260237
You Pay: $37.95
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Olympus SP-510UZ\SP-550UZ\SP-560UZ\SP-5655Z\SP-570UZ\SP-590 UZ, EP-1, EP-2, E-P3, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-M5, E-M1, E-410\E-510\E-520\E-620\E-30 and SZ-30MR Digital Cameras

The Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release for Olympus SP-510UZ\SP-550UZ\SP-560UZ\SP-5655Z\SP-570UZ\SP-590 UZ, EP-1, EP-2, E-P3, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-M5, E-M1, E-410\E-510\E-520\E-620\E-30 and SZ-30MR Digital Cameras allows the user to take pictures over long exposures without shaking the camera. Additionally, it offers the possibility of locking the release button for bulb exposure. The RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release connects to the compatible cameras via the USB connector.

Compatible with Olympus SP-510UZ\SP-550UZ\SP-560UZ\SP-5655Z\SP-570UZ\SP-590 UZ, EP-1, EP-2, E-P3, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-M5, E-M1, E-410\E-510\E-520\E-620\E-30 and SZ-30MR cameras

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OlympusRM-UC1 Remote Cable Release
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Reliable (30)
  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (34)
  • Landscape photography (30)
  • Portraits (25)
  • Studio (16)
  • Home (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Semi-professional (9), Getting started (3), Practical (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb!

I use it on a copy stand with my Olympus 510 digital SLR to take hundreds of macros of very old photographs that I want to restore. I use a low ISO and long...Read complete review

I use it on a copy stand with my Olympus 510 digital SLR to take hundreds of macros of very old photographs that I want to restore. I use a low ISO and long exposures to help capture the very fine detail. A good, sturdy, remote with the ability to prefocus and work flawlessly with the camera is essential for this kind of work. This remote meets all of those prerequisites and is perfect for the job. I couldn't be more pleased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works ok, could be designed better.

I use the remote when shooting from my tripod, especially for long exposures and macros.
The length of cable is good for me, and the features are good.

What...Read complete review

I use the remote when shooting from my tripod, especially for long exposures and macros.
The length of cable is good for me, and the features are good.

What does not work so well is that the cable plugs into the camera port perpendicular to the camera--so it sticks out and is bumped easily. I have to reseat the cable into the port each time I move the tripod a little. However, there really is no other product that attaches differently to my knowledge...

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3.0

Remote cable.

By Anton

from Brisbane

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

    Functions well but significant weak point is plug-in USB attachment.
    Needs more secure attachment to camera body.
    I am not aware of alternative to this cable.

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    • No

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    2.0

    Poor handling for an M4/3 accessory

    By RIchard

    from Princeton NJ

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Studio

    Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

    This seems like a legacy remote from past, much larger Olympus cameras and is not well-scaled to the size and handling of the OM-D series. It functions exactly as expected for a remote release, but the control head is too large, the cable is rather stiff and uncooperative - it has a mind of its own- and the connector easily pulls out of the camera unless you soundly secure it with the supplied velcro. This is the only OM-D accessory with which I have have been dissapointed, simply because of the design's haptics and the awkward handling. I would return it if there was a better option, but I can't find one.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great for long exposures (star trails)

    By KeithK

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

      Simple, effective remote trigger with shutter lock-down for long exposures or continuous drive shots (eg, stacked star trails)

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good stuff

      By Adam12

      from Tucson Az

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

        Very pleased with product

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        • No

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        4.0

        Instant shutter press with no vibration

        By Owl Lady

        from Eugene, OR

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Practical Cord Length
        • Quick Set-up
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Cable Can Fall Out Of Usb

        Best Uses

        • Digiscoping birds
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

        I use this remote shutter release when my Olympus PEN E-P2 camera is attached to my spotting scope for bird photography. Vibration was always a problem with manual pressing of the shutter button. I had to use the 2 second delay so vibrations would settle down, but now I can shoot the picture at any instant with this remote device. The only problem with it is that the cable can too easily pull out of the USB port. I haven't yet worked out a way to secure it in the port. That's not a big problem, it doesn't fall out on it's own. I like that the cord is not excessively long so it doesn't dangle and catch on things. Yet it's long enough to allow me to stand a foot or two away from the camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good Value

        By buford

        from Cleveland,Oh

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

          Use most of the time in night photography. Also looking into using it still photos. In our photo club we have a comptition setup items using different lighting . The ooperation of this item is great.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Olympus Includes a Hook-and-Loop tie

          By dragons4Mama

          from Southborough MA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Genuine Olympus
          • Hook-and-loop Tie
          • Lightweight
          • Orientation Obvious
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Falls Out Easily
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Macro Photography
          • Studio

          Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

          The Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable release connects to the OM-D E-M5 via a mini USB connector. This mini USB connection is less secure and more prone to falling out than the connection that Canon uses for the Canon cable releases (e.g. RS-80N3).

          While taking photos with the camera mounted on my tripod, I had to be careful not to drop the remote after a shot, but to find a way to drape the remote over the camera/tripod so as not to put strain on the connection. I used the enclosed hook-and-loop tie to secure the remote to my L-plate - which worked very well. (Slightly reduces the usefulness of the L-plate, since I would need to anchor the cable release differently to rotate the camera to the vertical orientation... more experimenting necessary)

          Olympus must be aware that the mini USB connection is less secure and more prone to falling out than photographers would like, since they include a hook-and-loop tie with the unit, and the instructions "To carry the camera with the remote cable connected, use the supplied clamps to fix the camera with the Strap or tripod. (See Figure A)" Figure A shows the hook-and-loop tie wrapped around the release cable and the camera strap. Since I have a wrist strap on the right side of the camera, and the mini USB connection is on the left side, it was tricksier for me to "fix" the cable to the camera.

          On the positive side, it's very easy to tell which orientation to insert the mini USB connector; I found it very difficult to tell (or remember) which orientation the RS-80N3 went into my Canon cameras (used on both 10D and 5D) and resorted to writing "UP" on the plug.

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          5.0

          Professional Quality

          By Barnstormer

          from Orlando,FL

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Cable a little short

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

          Very well made, cable could be longer but after using it no real complaints!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Remote Cable Release 2 Thumbs Up

          By Bob

          from Boise, Id

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable
          • Works on different models

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

            Works just fine and because it uses the USB port on the camera works on several different models that I own. I like the velcro strap that came with it to help secure the release to the camera. B&H's service was great and the cable was received several days after the order was placed using regular surface mail.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Typical Olympus quality

            By jemanner

            from Panaca, NV

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

              Expensive, but you get what you pay for, Olympus OEM quality. Would be nice if timer/interval functions were included at this price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works for Me!

              By flowerchild71

              from Washington DC Metropolitan Area

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                I purchased this remote cable release to use for long exposures especially at sunset and night photos with my camera on a tripod. Good accessory for my E-620 camera.

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                • No

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                5.0

                it does what it is ment to do.

                By mango man

                from perth western australia

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                  I use the remote when working on the tripod for macro and landscape and occasionally for portrait -- it enables me to totally minimise any movement of camera resulting in sharper images.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Basic Necessity

                  By Mechanistic

                  from Redwood City, CA

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                        Does the trick.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        It works

                        By David

                        from Morgan Hill, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                          I previously tried a generic (cheaper) shutter release for my E30 and it did not work. The RM-UC1 works great; cord length is good (not too long or too short) for working around a tripod. Button travel is good also, making it easy to press halfway to autofocus and look at the shot before actually releasing the shutter.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what it says it is

                          By AtPark

                          from Salt Lake City, UT

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                                This is a simple electronic remote cable release. It works as I thought it would and does it well.

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                                5.0

                                handy tool

                                By mr.john

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                                  Had a copy job, I found the best way was to photograph old photos using a copy stand. The remote work great. No camera shake while pushing the camera button.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  new tow

                                  By Gilby

                                  from San Diego Ca

                                  About Me Getting Started

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                                    opens up a new world to learn about

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    It's a cable release

                                    By I don't want to be that guy

                                    from Halifax, NS

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                                      It works, but it would be better if there was a more distinct step for AF then exposure.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      works as advertized

                                      By airlid

                                      from Rocky Point, NC

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                                        Simple and easy to use.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        No fuss remote cable release

                                        By Bill

                                        from Asheville, NC

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • long exposures
                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                                          I needed a remote cable release for taking long exposure pictures with my Olympus E-510. I thought about getting the wireless model, but I was concerned how well the wireless signal would work from various angles (especially since it seemed it was designed more to be operated from the front of the camera). I don't mind hopping in a picture within 12 seconds, but I wanted to make sure my long exposure pictures came our right. The RM-UC1 did exactly that. You just plug it in to the USB port on the back of the camera and it works just like the normal shutter release. If you want a remote cable release for an Olympus camera that just works, don't hesitate to pick this up.

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