Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release

Olympus RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release

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

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Olympus RM-UC1 overview

  • 1Description

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
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Olympus RM-UC1 specs

Release Type Wired
Camera Connection Olympus
Interval Timer/Programmable No
Live View No
Mobile Device/App-enabled No
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 3.0 x 1.4"

Olympus RM-UC1 reviews

RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor handling for an M4/3 accessory 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.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2012-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No fuss 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.
Date published: 2011-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! This remote release works perfectly in my small studio setup with my E-520. Not so long as to be overkill but just long enough that I can walk around the tripod and hold a reflector or lend a hand to a subject that needs propping up. I do product shots in a somewhat cramped space on a 48 x 48 tabletop. The button on the release has nice touch sensitivity for actvating focus & meter as well as a shutter lock for bulb exposures.It plugs into the back of the camera well out of the way in a mini USB socket.
Date published: 2008-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great - worth the $ over the Vello 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.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instant shutter press with no vibration 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.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2008-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The real deal. I purchased an off-brand remote cable release for my Olympus SP-565uz for considerably less than the Olympus remote. It lasted all of two clicks, it was flimsy, it was a big disappointment, and it was not even worth the amount I paid. Lesson learned (again).After that experience, I went straight to B&H for the Olympus. The Olympus was more money, but the quality and reliability are well worth it to me. ...
Date published: 2009-11-30
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