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    Hi all, newbie here. I am just getting into astro-photography and I need to use a remote/cable shutter release on the E300. The user manual suggests a I/R remote but. That can only be used from the front. Is there a way to attach a cable shutter release or other remote option? Any advice would be welcome
    BigAl

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    Re: Help needed

    I think the answer is no, though I have seen clever DIY remotes that use plunger-style remotes strapped to the camera body and then push down on the shutter release button. Here's a site that's the "Last Word" on older Olympus cameras:
    http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e300-rev.html
    It sure would have been nice to have the infrared sensor on the back as well as the front. On the 500 (which also lacks the option for a wired remote), at least it extends to the top of the camera so you can trigger from above.
    http://technopeasant.org

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      Re: Help needed

      Hello Al, welcome to a friendly forum.

      As far as I know, the only way to attach a wired remote to the E-300, is by adding the HLD-3 battery grip. It has a socket on one end to take one of the 3 pin remotes common to the E-1, 3 & 5.
      N.B it is a different remote to the other E series cameras.
      They do crop up second hand from time to time; you could try a wanted ad on the relevant part of this very forum.
      Best Regards
      Bill

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      • #4
        Re: Help needed

        Hi Al and welcome.

        You can fit an electronic cable release to an E-300 but only when the HLD-3 grip is also fitted (it plugs into a socket on the grip).

        Here's a couple of links to ebay, so you can see what I'm talking about

        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Remote-Shu...item3a70f90a89

        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/olympus-hl...item2c6b3b198b
        John

        "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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        • #5
          Re: Help needed

          Stewart and Bill beat me to it, I must type faster!
          John

          "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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          • #6
            Re: Help needed

            Small mirror to reflect the infrared beam.
            It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

            David M's Photoblog

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            • #7
              Re: Help needed

              Oh yeah, the grip, I forgot about that! And WELCOME to the forum, Al, forgot that part, too!
              http://technopeasant.org

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              • #8
                Re: Help needed

                Hey Guys, many thanks for your swift responses. I thought a cable release would be out of the question and using the HLD-3 adding that much weight to a telescope would not be sensible. Your idea of using a small mirror, Dave, might be a possibility. Will set the scope up and fit the camera to see what clearance I have. shouldn't be too difficult to site on the scope body.
                Thanks again Guys, really impressed with the responses.
                BigAl

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                  Re: Help needed

                  Originally posted by BigAl View Post
                  Hey Guys, many thanks for your swift responses. I thought a cable release would be out of the question and using the HLD-3 adding that much weight to a telescope would not be sensible. Your idea of using a small mirror, Dave, might be a possibility. Will set the scope up and fit the camera to see what clearance I have. shouldn't be too difficult to site on the scope body.
                  Thanks again Guys, really impressed with the responses.
                  BigAl
                  Good luck, Al, let us know how you get on.
                  John

                  "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help needed

                    Thanks John, will certainly let you know how it works out
                    BigAl

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help needed

                      Hi Al and welcome. I have a wireless remote (Chinese, of course!) which works well with my E620, but I'm not sure about the E300. The transmitter part fits into the hot shoe on the camera and the remote radio trigger can be held anywhere away from the camera. It's a JYC model E2 which I probably bought on Amazon (or perhaps on eBay) and it worked for me.
                      Last edited by BobS; 24th January 2013, 08:42 PM. Reason: Added info.
                      Bob


                      To see what is in front of one's nose requires constant struggle.
                      GEORGE ORWELL

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