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Old Jun 8, 2014, 3:24 PM   #1
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I have the RM-1 and have now just tried using it. I have the RC mode enabled in the camera, self timer set for 2 seconds but cannot take a picture with the RM-1 button. The battery in the RM-1 is installed correctly. This cannot be that difficult to do and the E-3 manual isn't all that clear on this other than telling you you have to be in the self timer mode. At least that's what it seemed to say. In the camera RC menu I have the channel selector set to Auto. Hopefully someone that uses the RM-1 can steer me straight. Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 9, 2014, 4:25 PM   #2
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I have the RM-1 and have now just tried using it. I have the RC mode enabled in the camera, self timer set for 2 seconds but cannot take a picture with the RM-1 button. ................
I have never used the remote on my E-3 James, but in reading, be sure that you are choosing the Remote or Remote Delay if needed, and not the Self-timer delay. When you hold the E-3 top mode button down, be sure to only turn the front control wheel and cycle thru the symbols until you get symbol for the remote control of either 0s or 2s. The remote symbol is like a little small rectangle, and not the partial circle that is the self timer symbol. Hopes this solves it.

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G'day James

Remember also that [for most cameras] if the camera can't focus it won't shoot either

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I have never used the remote on my E-3 James, but in reading, be sure that you are choosing the Remote or Remote Delay if needed, and not the Self-timer delay. When you hold the E-3 top mode button down, be sure to only turn the front control wheel and cycle thru the symbols until you get symbol for the remote control of either 0s or 2s. The remote symbol is like a little small rectangle, and not the partial circle that is the self timer symbol. Hopes this solves it.
Thanks Steve, I had it set on the circle with 2s on it. I do see something rectangular and what appears to be a small lightning bolt above it. I will try this out and see what happens.
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Remember also that [for most cameras] if the camera can't focus it won't shoot either

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Thanks Ozzie but the camera doesn't even attempt to focus. I will try Steve's suggestion.
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Well I tried that suggestion out Steve and it still does not work. I think I better check the battery just to be sure it hasn't drained. After all I did but it used on eBay and it may have sat around a while. What about this channel selection in the RC mode, where do you suggest I set that? It is set for auto now.
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Thanks Steve, I had it set on the circle with 2s on it. I do see something rectangular and what appears to be a small lightning bolt above it. I will try this out and see what happens.
Yes, that is the one. The circle with the 2s was for the self timer. The small rectangle is what you want.

I don't know why it is not working, and I don't know where my remote is. I'll go thru some of my photo boxes this week and see if I can find mine and see if it works.
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No, to use the RM-1 or other infrared remote with the camera you NEED TO ENABLE infrared remote mode.

Press the Mode button and select one of the two infrared remote modes (a rectangle that looks like a remote with either 2 second or 0 second)...these are between the single shot mode (rectangle) and the 2 second timer (the one with the round clock).
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Hey Mike

Good to see posting .. hope your keeping well ! You still shooting with Oly kit or did you move onto something new ?

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No, to use the RM-1 or other infrared remote with the camera you NEED TO ENABLE infrared remote mode.

Press the Mode button and select one of the two infrared remote modes (a rectangle that looks like a remote with either 2 second or 0 second)...these are between the single shot mode (rectangle) and the 2 second timer (the one with the round clock).
Thanks Mike but I have tried that. I'm going to check the battery just to make sure its good.
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