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Old Jun 6, 2006, 5:09 AM   #1
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I have a e-300. Has anybody had any experience with these? I am interested in using the bulb function and am wondering if both of these remotes will allow the shutter to stay open for a extended periods of time.

Although the cable (RM-CB1) requires the HLD-3 may be a better option as it has more battery power - which I have heard one of the biggest problem with digital slr's for taking long extended photo's is the battery can run out????

Also would the rm-1 be able to do the same function - obviously I don't want to stand there with my finger on the button (though this option is quite cheaper)

Any help with the above issues would be greatly appreciated....
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 6:35 AM   #2
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Unforunately on the E-300 to use the bulb function you only have one remote choice, the cable (RM-CB1)...and that means you have to purchace the HLD-3 in order to use the cable.

As for battery power, you do get more shots but you also add weight (although you could use the HLD-3 with only one battery if you wanted to). When new you can get 400 shots on one charge.

The RM-1 can only be used for bulb function on the E-500 (since there's no cable option)...on it you press one button to open the shutter and a second button to close the shutter (otherwise you'd see the light from the remote in the image); but this is a moot point since you own the E-300.

Just for reference I own an E-300 with HLD-3 and RM-1, and have been thinking about getting the RM-CB1 to do some remote bulb shooting.
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 6:50 AM   #3
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With the RM-1 on the e-300, you can 1) trigger the shutter (bulb mode not supported) and 2) use it as remote control to get the next picture when displaying them on a TV.


Since the zoom is manual, you cannot use the W/T buttons for zoom.

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Old Jun 7, 2006, 3:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys,

For what I really want to do I have to buy the hld-3 and the rm-cb1. I see a hld-3 on ebay for 94.95 US (approx 127.93 Aust) Would this be a fair price? or are there better sites than ebay?

Both the remote and the cable are fairly well priced 15to 20 dollars each.
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Check out a store like B&H for HLD-3 prices, they normally sell it for $100 but when you add it to the shopping basket you'll get a lower price which is the same price as the eBay one.

As for the cable remote prices, if you find it that cheap it's a good price, as the cable costs almost double of the wireless remote.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 6:36 AM   #6
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I was in the camera shop today - browsing over the olympic hardware when I noticed a e-300 with a hld-3 connected to it - asking the assistant who informed me they were on sale this month (Camera House). Well I bought it for $100 Australian - thanks again for the advice now to acquire the cable release

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