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Sweet Witch
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[Misc] Remote?

Hi guys,

I inherited a remote along with my Panasonic GH2 but there are no instructions with it. I'm sure they came with it but who knows where they went.

I've never used a remote so I feel stupid asking this, but .... How do I use this thing?? What does "Lock" do? Will it override the timer to let me take longer shots?

Help!!!!
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mromero
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take a photo of the remote, someone can probably identify it and you can get the pdf manual.


Sweet Witch
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It's a Panasonic DMW-RSL1. There's no manual to download and Panasonic won't help for free.


Chuck22
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It's a remote shutter release switch/cable unit. Plugs into the camera. Pressing the button releases the shutter. It has a "lock" position which keeps the shutter activated (allowing multiple exposures). The main use is to be able to trigger the shutter without jarring the camera (such as when using a tripod). Also useful for remotely taking shots (getting yourself in the photo, etc.) (I used one when taking passport photo of myself.)
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Sweet Witch
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So does the lock mechanism keep the shutter open for star shots, etc? Right now I can only get it to 30 seconds though the manual says it should do up to 120 seconds. Will the remote force it past the 120 seconds or not?
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b_p_smith
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reply to Sweet Witch
Some camera models include blurbage in their own instruction manuals about the remote. I found one such mention at »www.flickr.com/photos/davidchinp···2836490/

Does your camera have a "Bulb" or "Burst" mode?

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reply to Sweet Witch
Attach it to the camera and try it then you will know.
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badd
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reply to Sweet Witch
This should help you free download.
»camera.manualsonline.com/manuals···sl1.html
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b_p_smith
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If you click that link, you'll soon discover that it doesn't actually get you anywhere.


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reply to Sweet Witch
Click for full size
If this helps, here is a copy of the complete instructions from Panasonic for the DMW-RSL1 (Lumix) remote shutter release.
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Sweet Witch
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Perfect

I figured it was that simple but you never know with all the chips in everything these days.