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Works great with Panasonic G5
on October 30, 2012
So, I wanted a wireless remote shutter for my new Panasonic G5 since I am always looking to get those self portrait, hanging off a cliff or standing on top of Half Dome shots. Or the long exposure shots with no vibration. The Lumix G5 was not listed but since the G5 calls for the same Panasonic brand Remote Shutter Release as the G3 (DMW-RSL1), this seemed a pretty safe bet. I have tested the single shot and delayed shutter mode from up to about 60 ft with no problems. Dandy unit, especially for the price.
I did have trouble getting the cable installed with the correct end in the camera initially, even with all the seemingly helpful tips in the other reviews. Folks said the 3 ring (or 3 pin) connector goes in the camera, 2 ring receiver. I was counting the number of distinct gold electrical connections (which there are 4 & 3, silly me). The picture on the cover of the box shows the 90 degree connector going into the receiver and the straight connector going into the camera - WRONG! The picture on the instruction sheet shows a straight connector on both ends (not helpful). For the sake of others as stupid as I, I'll be painfully clear:
- The 90 degree connector with 3 BLACK rings goes in the Camera.
- The straight connector with 2 BLACK rings goes in the Receiver that mounts on the hot shoe.