Panasonic G1 / GH1 Remote Shutter Release





Introduction: Panasonic G1 / GH1 Remote Shutter Release

Remote shutter release cable for Panasonic G1 / GH1.

You will require:

1x 2.5mm 4 Pole jack
1x 36k resistor
1x 3k resistor
1x 2k resisor
2 switches
2 core wire
Small box

Soldering iron + solder

Information is provided to aid users to create their own shutter release cables.



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    probably easier to get a cheap $5 panasonic wired remote trigger and mod it. parts alone, unless you can get it easy, probably cost more to buy these from radio shack.

    Thumb up for the DIYer tho.

    One more comment for those wanting to use 1 switch. Just remove and bridge the 3K resistor (i.e. connect the 2K to the 36K), then the half-press switch isn't required. The camera (at least my GX1) will focus and fire the shutter in sequence automatically. Note that I did change the 36K to a 39K to keep the overall resistance the same, but not sure if that's really important.

    I've made this remote shutter release together with a friend last saturday.
    He's developed a PCB which was 1.6cm - 0.9cm with SMD components on it. We've used a double action PCB switch which can be easily pressed with your thumb.
    The remote works like a charm and it's very compact.
    As a safety measure we've sprayed plastic spray over the PCB (covered the switch so it wouldn't get stuck) and then we've wrapped it up in shrink hose. In the shrink hose we'd first cut a hole for the switches pressing button.

    I have a Panasonic GH2 and i connected it in the fashion described, but it does not seem to work. I tested the 2.5mm jack for shorts or breaks in the wire and double checked for cold solder joints. I also used very similar resistances, i wonder if they changed something on the GH2 from the GH1.

    Did you find a solution for the GH2 connector? I appreciate any hint :)


    simply intervalometer for panasonic lumix and more

    Can anyone tell me the direction of current flow?
    I'd like to use an optocoupler but I don't have the camera with me...
    Is it towards the base of the connector or towards the ring?

    Thanks in advance!

    Hello Xyzzy!!

    Dang thank God I found this post!!! Tried making a remote shutter for FZ100 and it didn't work... All because I didn't know that it needed some resistors to power up! Will this series work on FZ100? Don't wanna fry up my camera.. Thanks!!

    works even with 1k + .5k instead of 2k 2k + .7k instead of 3k a trio of resistances with the value of 34.47k instead of 36k