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Old Feb 24, 2006, 1:51 PM   #1
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Will the Evolt E500 work with the HLB vertical grip and battery holder as well as the RM CB 1 remote cable? I know that they will work on the E300.
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 4:09 PM   #2
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NO!!! The E-500 doesn't work with ANY vertical grip, or the RM-CB1 cable remote.

If you want to use a remote with the E-500, you have to use the RM-1 infrared remote. For bulb mode you press T to open the shutter, and W to close it again (being careful not to point the remote at the lens itself as the light from it will be visible to the sensor).
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Mike,

Thanks for your response to my question about the BHLD battery holder and cable release RM CB 1. I am thinking of purchasing the wireless remote RM 1. However, I still have a couple of questions you probably can help me with. Can you use the wireless remote like a wired remote, i.e. can you be behind the camera to activate the shutter. I do a lot of Little League Baseball photography and have always used a wired remote on my Minolta 9hi (film) camera. My camera manual (Evolt E500) kind of indicates that all the wireless remote is for is to take a picture when you are in front of the camera. I really don't see why it wouldn't work if you were behind the camera and within range so the sensor could pick up the signal to fire the camera. Any help appreciated. Steve in Indiana USA
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Well, the sensor is infrared light, not radio, and there's no sensor on the back of the camera to pick up the light (the sensor is located below the "E-500" and above the blue 4/3 icon).

You might be able to rig up a reflector out of white glossy cardboard (or something) that will direct the light from the infrared remote down to the sensor.

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