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FZ300 remote control recommendation...
Feb 10, 2019 10:22:08   #
IndyHarold Loc: Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Any opinions on what might be a good remote control for my FZ300 bridge camera? As you might guess shooting at 600mm zoom requires a tripod and I would like to have a remote for it, information would be appreciated..

tia

Indy

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Feb 10, 2019 11:26:40   #
bsprague Loc: Near Tacoma, WA, USA
 
The Panasonic phone app.

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Feb 10, 2019 12:15:39   #
IndyHarold Loc: Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Thanks for the reply but what im really seeking is a remote that doesnt need wifi connection but I thank you for the input

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Feb 10, 2019 12:51:53   #
bsprague Loc: Near Tacoma, WA, USA
 
Page 323 from the manual: If you use the shutter remote control (DMW-RSL1: optional), you can avoid jitter (camera shake) when using a tripod and you can keep the shutter pressed fully when taking pictures with [B] (Bulb) or Burst Mode. The shutter remote control works similar to the shutter button on the camera.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/459679-REG/Panasonic_DMW_RSL1_DMW_RSL1_Remote_Shutter_Release.html/?ap=y&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8jmB_jKdKvvZd9Inw5H3ahjw4749rJX1PLOBlMdrwIbSb44XBZBV1AaAsHEEALw_wcB&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y

or....
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/766338-REG/Vello_RS_P1II_RS_P1II_Wired_Remote_Switch.html/pageID/accessory

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Feb 11, 2019 11:51:33   #
PhotosRfun
 
I purchased on on Amazon

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Feb 11, 2019 11:53:51   #
rcarol
 
[quote=bsprague]Page 323 from the manual: If you use the shutter remote control (DMW-RSL1: optional), you can avoid jitter (camera shake) when using a tripod and you can keep the shutter pressed fully when taking pictures with [B] (Bulb) or Burst Mode. The shutter remote control works similar to the shutter button on the camera.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/459679-REG/Panasonic_DMW_RSL1_DMW_RSL1_Remote_Shutter_Release.html/?ap=y&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8jmB_jKdKvvZd9Inw5H3ahjw4749rJX1PLOBlMdrwIbSb44XBZBV1AaAsHEEALw_wcB&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y

or....
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/766338-REG/Vello_RS_P1II_RS_P1II_Wired_Remote_Switch.html/pageID/accessory[/quote]

There are less expensive alternatives:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remote-Shutter-DMWRS1-DMWRS1E-DMW-RSL1E-for-Panasonic-DMC-GH4-DMC-GH4K-GH4KBODY/270717840317?hash=item3f080a6bbd:g:owEAAMXQTZhR2CBL:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

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Feb 11, 2019 14:44:26   #
photogeneralist Loc: Lopez Island Washington State
 
Usually a manufacturer makes some remote control software that's available for free on their website. In my case, Sony remote software allows me to set up my camera outside while I sit in comfort inside at the other end of a long long USB cable with my laptop, while controlling the focus, exposure, and shutter. I see on my laptop what the camera is seeing and the shutter lag time is near zero so when I push the button on my laptop, the camera's shutter responds with alacrity.

Other software packages advertise wireless Bluetooth based controls via cell phone or tablet, but I don't think they allow remote viewing with "lagless" shutter response.

Check what your camera's manufacturer offers on their website for free download.

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