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Remote control shutter release for the X100

Discussion in 'Fuji X Accessories' started by Gavfox, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Gavfox

    Gavfox New Member

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    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.
     
  2. jknights

    jknights Moderator Staff Member

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    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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    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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    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. ;-)
     
  5. Gavfox

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    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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    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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