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Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!

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Hello all. Just discovered CHDK and I'm assuming I'll be able to upgrade my firmware no problem! I really want a cable release but I don't want to build one. Can I use one designed for a different camera? Here are a couple of examples:


 Ricoh CA-1 Cable Release for GX8 / GR Digital Cameras - fotoSENSE


 Olympus RM-UC1 (W) USB Remote Cable Control for E510/E410/E400 and SP560uz/SP570uz - fotoSENSE



Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #1 on: 25 / December / 2008, 19:55:00 »
Can I use one designed for a different camera?

The Ricoh CA-1 is fine.

Here it is adapted for two cameras :-

Ricoh Switch


David

Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #2 on: 26 / December / 2008, 05:29:56 »
Thanks. Any adaptation needed to use it with just one camera? (I hope not!)

Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #3 on: 26 / December / 2008, 06:12:34 »
Any adaptation needed to use it with just one camera?

No, it works 'straight out of the box'.



Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #4 on: 26 / December / 2008, 06:41:07 »
Brilliant, thanks!

How about this one instead? It's supposedly compatible with the Olympus one I linked to above - made by JJC, a Chinese company which specialises in copies of remote controls:

100M Wireless remote cord for OLYMPUS E510 SP560 RM-UC1 on eBay, also, Remote Controls, Digital Camera Accessories, Photography (end time  22-Jan-09 06:18:51 GMT)
« Last Edit: 26 / December / 2008, 07:09:41 by nick h. »

Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #5 on: 26 / December / 2008, 10:16:01 »
How about this one instead? It's supposedly compatible with the Olympus one I linked to above

It may be but the Olympus ones do not work with with CHDK.

If you want a wireless release, an expensive option (with the current value of the GBP against the USD) is this :- CHDK Remote Shutters - Wireless CHDK Compatible Shutters

The cheaper option is this :- digi-dat  Dienstleistungen - Anlagen - Technik

Maybe they will supply it with just one plug ?


David

Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #6 on: 26 / December / 2008, 12:47:27 »
Interesting. But the second option appears to be wired, not wireless?

Have you come across this company? gentLED Camera Remote Control I thought they might be able to make me something small, simple and (hopefully) cheap, so I've emailed them. Theoretically, do you think they would be able to build a remote which can control other functions? Zoom controls would be great.

Here's a JJC one for Canon DSLRs - would this one use CHDK? Canon EOS DSLR JJC 100m Wireless Remote Control Shutter on eBay, also, Remote Controls, Digital Camera Accessories, Photography (end time  16-Jan-09 11:27:42 GMT)
« Last Edit: 26 / December / 2008, 12:55:54 by nick h. »

Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #7 on: 26 / December / 2008, 14:03:21 »
the second option appears to be wired, not wireless?

Yes, just like the Ricoh CA-1 that you mentioned.

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Have you come across this company? gentLED Camera Remote Control

Certainly have. They make a radio-control 'servo driver' that converts the servo signal into 30ms to 180 ms pulses that a CHDK script can detect and then control zoom, etc.

An IR device is available that works with an Apple remote and also generates pulses of various width that a script can detect.
It will also emulate the Ricoh CA-1 switch :-

CanoRemote

No other Canon remote control devices will work.


Re: Do I have to make a cable release for my 850? I just want to buy one!
« Reply #8 on: 26 / December / 2008, 14:12:25 »
I like the look of that CanoRemote with the Apple remote control. Would it do anything other than release the shutter? I suppose not...if it's just emulating the Ricoh CA-1. Would it do the emulation out of the box, or do you have to get clever and adjust the timing of the pulses for yourself?

Edit: just found the maker's thread on this forum, so I'll ask him!
« Last Edit: 26 / December / 2008, 14:27:11 by nick h. »

 

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