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PanasonicDMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Reliable (35)
  • Durable (18)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (34)
  • Landscape photography (29)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Travel (15)
  • Studio (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (34), Semi-professional (13), Casual user (5), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

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

Great Product

By Tom

from MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

I use this for low light photography. It works perfectly.

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4.0

Works as expected

By Ray

from Mass

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

DMW-RSL1 works satisfactorily with DMC-FZ300 camera... depress the button halfway (as you would do with your camera's shutter button) to have camera autofocus. Depress the button fully to activate the shutter (or start video recording). Depress button fully again to stop video recording. The remote's cord is five feet long.

The one function I wish it also had would be the ability to operate the zoom, but it only operates shutter and autofocus.

It's expensive for what it is, but it does work properly.

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5.0

Good tool for Professional results

By AeroMirage

from Durham, NC

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 Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

    Overall build quality outstanding. I opted to spend more and get the genuine article and I am glad I did. The only thing I don't care for is the cord is a bit long for my taste. I have shortened it to correct this issue.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great remote for Panasonic FX-300

    By Dave

    from Georgia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

      I like to take closeups using aperture priority, which results in low shutter speeds. Even with a tripod and using the self-timer there was sometimes movement of the subject due to wind.

      The remote is great at taking the photos at exactly the instant that everything is still.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works perfectly

      By Dave

      from Ottawa, Canada

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release:

          I use this on GH-4 for long exposures. Very useful tool that works very well. Solid design.

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          • No

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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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                        Verified Buyer

                        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

                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                              Verified Buyer

                              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

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                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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