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Remote control shutter release for the X100

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#1 Gavafox

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:48 AM

Hi all

Is there some way I can rig my X100 so that I can trigger the shutter release by remote control? Does such a remote control exist?

You can get remote controls for Nikon and Cannon, but does anyone know if a "universal" model exists.

I pictured something that would screw into the shutter release button, a bit like a shutter release cable, but be triggered by remote control.

I want this feature for small animal/burrow shots.

thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:04 AM

Not really possible. Unless you want to rig up something that is as big as the camera!!
Fuji did a similar thing with their DSLR S2 pro.
There is a switching point inside somewhere on the circuit board that would allow an electronic firing of the camera but I wont be opening up my X100 to find it.
A design flaw IMHO.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:03 AM

I don't think there is a universal release suitable for this camera. You can, as you know, screw an old-fashioned cable release into the release button of the X100 and I believe it is possible to obtain lengths up to 10 metres and perhaps longer but these would only be of limited use for your purpose.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:20 AM

Yes I tried to build an electronic trigger for my S2 but the actuator required was fairly powerful and I didnt have the resources or huge desire to build anything suitable.
It could be build around an Arduino circuit with an actuator. ;-)
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

I've actually have a very clever 5 m air-powered manual shutter release cable for years, but I've never used it until the last week or two. It works fine, but I need something with slightly more distance and, being a gadget freak, was hoping for a digital solution.

Thanks for the responses.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:11 AM

Bit too manual for me. But I know they worked as I had one for my Nikon F.
No remote control without wires in those days!! :lol:
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

Old thread I know, but just saw this crazy solution:

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