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Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release

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Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Select Olympus Cameras
  • Locking Release for Long Exposures
  • Connects via USB Port

You Pay: $40.99

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The Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release for select 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.

Olympus Camera Compatibility
SP-510UZ, SP-550UZ, SP-560UZ, SP-5655UZ, SP-570UZ, SP-590UZ, EP-1, EP-2, E-PL2, E-P3, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-410, E-510, E-520, E-620, E-30, E-M5, E-M10, E-M1, XZ-1, XZ-2, Stylus 1, SP-100EE, SH-60, SH-50, SH-1, SZ-31MR, SZ-30MR, SZ-20, SZ-14, SZ-11, SZ-10, SH-21, SH-25
UPC: 050332159068
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 3.0 x 1.4"

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OlympusRM-UC1 Remote Cable Release
 
4.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Reliable (40)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Durable (32)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (44)
  • Landscape photography (37)
  • Portraits (28)
  • Studio (19)
  • Travel (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Semi-professional (11), Casual user (3), Getting started (3), Practical (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Olympus Includes a Hook-and-Loop tie

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...Read complete review

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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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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5.0

Useful tool

By John

from Berkeley, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Difficult To Connect

Best Uses

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

Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

I use the remote cable release for focus stacks with my Olympus Pen E-PL7 camera. It has cut the time for a series of photos by about 50% while lessening the camera movement likely to occur using the camera's timer. The remote release is quite easy to use. My one con is that connecting the cable to the USB port is difficult in anything but excellent lighting.

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  • No

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5.0

Great Remots

By RmfTop

from New York

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

    Attaches securely onto my Olympus E=M1.
    Great with minipod for selfies.
    Great to take photos on minipod for different scenes.
    appears to be solidly constructed.
    Love it.
    It is a permanent gadget in my bag.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great - worth the $ over the Vello

    By azjsb

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

        I got tired of my two Vello triggers not firing about 1/3rd of the time when I pressed the trigger (well maybe 1/2 the time). So, I decided to get the Olympus, which is, of course more expensive but, wow, what a difference.

        Each time I press the button, it fires the shutter. Sometimes the off brand is just not as good as the manufacturer's item and it is worth paying more. In this case it was.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works fine, pricey

        By DaPcManiac

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

        Works as advertised. Lock function is useful. If you need a wired remote this does the job. Downside is it feels a bit pricey for something that doesn't feel 100% sturdy. Feels like it could break easily in a camera bag.

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        5.0

        It works just fine!

        By Steve S

        from San Rafael, CA

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

          It works just fine! What else can I say?

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          • No

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          5.0

          Have a Sense of Humor!

          By Griz

          from Duluth, GA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • It works
          • Made Me Laugh
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

            Ok, this works exactly as described. Excellent product. BUT, as at least one other reviewer notes, from a company that is pioneering reduced size, lightweight, but professional quality equipment, the size of this darn thing is downright funny. You'll laugh out loud. It's like twice as big as my Canon remote cable release. It's almost as long as my em5 mkII is wide!! Gotta have a sense of humor.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Exactly what I needed, and it works on other SZ models too

            By Josh

            from Brooklyn NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Studio

              Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

              This piece got it all.
              When you press it half way, it deos the focusing, then press full to snap the photo.
              Exaclt what I needed for my Point and Shoot camera.
              Also, on the specs it says it works for SZ-10, but to my suprise it works on my newer camers, the SZ-12 as well.
              Just great.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Does the job well

              By Camera Nut

              from Gloucester, MA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                I this cable release when the camera is on a tripod and I want to avoid any shake. It is handier than my iPhone and although the cable could be longer it works for me in most situations. Great when the camera is in a position where it is a little difficult to reach the release on the camera.

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                5.0

                Excellent Purchase

                By Razz

                from W,Chester, PA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                  The product is first rate as is the seller - B&H. I can count of B&H for all my photography needs; I get a best price and best service.

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                  5.0

                  It performs as advertised

                  By OldBirder

                  from Western Washington

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                    This Olympus remote shutter release works well. At first, I was somewhat concerned about getting a solid connection to the camera; but, those concerns went away when I actually attached it to the camera. Under normal use, I think this release will perform well for a very long time. The lock works easily and smoothly.

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                    3.0

                    Too BIG

                    By Jack

                    from California

                    Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                    Cable release works fine, but it is too large.....I think it was made for Olympus's DSLR. I bought the OMD EM1 for its size for travel......I think Olympus needs to keep accessories comparable in size.

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                    4.0

                    Practical cable for Olympus OMD EM-1

                    By A Traditionalist

                    from Missoula, Montana

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                      There are times, even with stabilization and fast ISO settings, that a tripod and cable release are really helpful. This electronic cable release serves the purpose well.

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                      5.0

                      Remote cable release for Olympus DSLR

                      By Prospector16

                      from Hershey, PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                        I've been using the 2 second timer approach for years on my DSLR's and found it satisfactory, but somewhat annoying when I had to wait for the shutter to release. This cable release functions great and brought back fond memories of my 35mm days. I found the easy to pull out plug issue that some complain about somewhat of a benefit, as it acts a bit like a safety feature when I accidently yank on it.

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                        5.0

                        RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release

                        By JJ

                        from Murfreesboro, TN

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release:

                            I made the mistake of purchasing a cheaper off-brand version which did not work...so I was a little hesitant to try another. But I'm glad I did. This one worked exactly as it should. My camera is the Olympus OMD EM-10.

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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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                              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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