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PanasonicDMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release
 
4.4

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Reliable (32)
  • Durable (16)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (32)
  • Landscape photography (27)
  • Portraits (20)
  • Travel (13)
  • Studio (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Semi-professional (12), Casual user (5), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must-have for time exposures

If you take time exposures, you need this and a tripod to take steady shots without touching the camera. The trigger button is just like the camera's shutter release, even allowing you to...Read complete review

If you take time exposures, you need this and a tripod to take steady shots without touching the camera. The trigger button is just like the camera's shutter release, even allowing you to engage the auto focus. Press once to release the shutter, press again to close the shutter. The result will be a perfectly still shot.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just OK....

From a purely functional standpoint, the remote works fine. It is the quality of its construction (particularly for the price) that has me wondering if it will stand the test of time. ...Read complete review

From a purely functional standpoint, the remote works fine. It is the quality of its construction (particularly for the price) that has me wondering if it will stand the test of time. My Canon wired remote for my XTi seems much more rugged in comparison.

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5.0

Little remote for a great camera!

By LLNunez

from Athens, GA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

    Does everything you expect a shutter release remote should do!

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    • No

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    5.0

    simple and easy to use

    By snapper

    from arizona

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

    Recommend

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    4.0

    Simple and Effective

    By AriW

    from Orange County, NY

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

      Had this for an older Lumix camera and sold it. I bought it again new for my GX7. Does what it's supposed to and does not require any batteries. However, it does nothing more, so a bit pricey for what it is. Cord length is very good, and overall this is a must have for rock steady shots.

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      • No

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      3.0

      A little Expensive

      By ibmradio

      from Northern Ohio

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Traveling

      Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

      I was expecting the button to have a little weightier feel, especially considering the price when compared to the generics. That being said, it works.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works as it should

      By Karma

      from Forest Ranch, Ca

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

        I use this product to work the shutter when my camera is on a tripod. It helps prevent camera shake, thereby promoting clearer images.
        Great about it: Easy to use, light weight. Not so great: Expensive.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works as expected.

        By jmotorman

        from Olympia, WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

          B&H is great,, fast shipping and good return policy.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Panasonic Release Perfect...

          By Tommy

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

            I splurged for the factory Panasonic release for my G-3, because it had the "L" shaped plug, and it was well worth the price. The cord hugged the body and was out of the way, I can only imagine how dangerous to damage the after-market plugs would be, sticking up in the air, perpendicular to the body. The button control seemed a little "long" to push, but you can make no mistake pushing it halfway down, and then following through...better to be a little long than too short!

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            • No

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            5.0

            One Button Can Do It

            By wyocoyote

            from Pinedale, WY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

              The remote release aids my confidence in low light level photography. It has a positive feel, and the cord is long enough yet not too long.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Well made...Works reliably.

              By Marlin

              from California

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                Functions as advertised.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works well with Panasonic G2 and G3

                By PaintPotPete

                from Appleton, WI

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                  Works as required. Use it for copy work with Panasonic G2 and G3.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I like the product.

                  By Rob

                  from Calgary, Alberta

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                      I received the remote shutter release
                      and I am happy with its performanance for
                      both as a remote shutter and time lapse
                      photography. I think it is worth the
                      money if it keeps on working as it has.
                      I received the order promptly and in
                      good condition. I would deal with this
                      seller again.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works perfectly, while knock-offs do not

                      By IBFROG

                      from Mt. Shasta, Ca.

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Night photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                        After reading so many reviews about this product..."too pricey"...."buy a cheaper off brand", etc., I decided to purchase the recommended shutter release to go with my new Lumix G3. I have used this cable on a daily basis for the past three weeks and it works PERFECTLY! The design is easy, the cord is long, and I have confidence that it will work every time. The lock mechanism is solid and easy to engage and disengage after even a long open shutter timed photo. I know that it wasn't cheap and I did debate buying a knock off, however, I am now happy that I just bit the bullet and bought what I truly thought would work the best.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works as described

                        By GeriL

                        from Penn Valley, Ca

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                          Expensive but worth it. I find the focas using the remote unit wants to be a bit unstable but I think it is something I am doing wrong...I need to work with it more.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Like a Charm

                          By Deedles

                          from New York City

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                            Can't think of anything wrong with it! (Probably not made to sit on) Super smooth and easy to use, just plug it in and go. Very light weight and compact for travel. Wish my other cameras could use a remote. I love that I can look up at my subject while taking pics. Although I won't use it all the time, it sure is great to know I have it when I want it.

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                            4.0

                            Astro-Photography

                            By Poul

                            from Cincinnati, Ohio

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                                The shutter release is used for astro-photography. I do this using a Lumix G1 camera with a Meade 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain as the lens. The release eliminated shaking, and the ability to lock the shutter in the open position is very valuable (a must) for long time exposures.
                                I am completely satisfied with the purchase.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Simple and works well

                                By MattPag

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Steep price

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                                I used this to setup a "photo booth" at a wedding reception. People just had to hit the button and boom a picture was taken. Worked like a champ for over 200 photos.

                                I used this with a Lumix GH2, be sure your Panasonic Camera has a remote plug some Lumix models do not.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Works as advertised

                                By Chuck the Car Shooter

                                from Bend, OR

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                                    I use this on tripods for long exposure work, or on a monopod as a "finger extender" when I'm shooting action from angles where it is impossible to reach/touch the camera. For the latter especially it is invaluable to have this item. Not much else to say really as the product itself is simplicity defined: You plug one end in the camera, the other you use to fire the shutter. The cable-length is right (quite long) and it is well constructed.

                                    My only complaint about this is the price. At least here at B&H it seems to be a healthy discount to Panasonic's list price, which is nearly 80 bucks.

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                                    5.0

                                    Panasonic LumixGH1 Remote Shutter Releas

                                    By The Inspector

                                    from Ontario Canada

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                                      The remote is small and very functional. Button acts exactly as shutter button on camera, 1/2 depress for focus and full press for shutter release and has lock-on position as well. cable is very light and just long enough to allow for freedom without getting tangled up.

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                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great

                                      By Chasethewind

                                      from Vancouver, WA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                                          Works as advertised. It is plastic though. An aluminum one would be nice. I just got it so I am not sure the longevity of the product yet.

                                          Panasonic Lumix G2

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Fine product

                                          By Bill

                                          from Lake Wobegone

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

                                              Connects easily & works fine. A little expensive for what you get, but if you need a no-shake shutter release, this is it.

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