I have a Panasconic Lumix DMC-G3 with a 175 mm lens which I need to trigger without touching the camera to reduce camera shake1.
I know of the following ways to take a photo without touching the camera, however at the moment I cannot use any of those:
- Cable release: A device that you plug into your camera with a button that releases the camera shutter.
- I don't own a cable release for this camera.
- Intervalometer: A cable releases with the possibility to set up timers, e.g. for timelapses.
- I don't own an intervalometer for this camera.
- Remote Release: Similar to cable releases, but they are not plugged into the camera and work via infrared.
- I don't own a remote release for this camera.
- Smartphone App: Many (modern) cameras have built-in WiFi or Bluetooth which allows you to take a photo and sometimes even change settings using a smartphone app.
- This camera has no WiFi or Bluetooth
- PC software: Some cameras can be tethered to a PC (usually using a cable) and can be controlled and fired with some software.
- This camera does not have tethering capabilities
- Camera self-timer: Most cameras have a self-timer (e.g. 2 or 10 seconds).
- I experienced that this can still cause camera shake when using a telephoto lens, about 3/4 of the images were shaky taken this way1.
Are there any DIY methods than those described above to take a photo without touching the camera?
1: My other question contains more information on the problem at hand: I'm trying to photograph comet C/2020 F3 (Neowise) by stacking images, but the results are too shaky.