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I've looked around quite a bit and I'm about to bite the bullet and order the Panasonic DMW-RSL1 Remote Shutter Release which feels quite overpriced, but is the manufacturer's own product. At that price point, I'm quite tempted to go for a slightly more featureful StudioHut product with a built-in intervalometer. Although part of me is thinking that this is ridiculous and I should just get the cheapest compatible switch I can find.

Is there any reason to prefer the manufacturer's product? Are there wireless shutter-release solutions that work with the Panasonic interface?

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    +1, I'm also interested especially in the wireless solutions. – Jason S Sep 9 '10 at 3:08
  • I've removed the Amazon affiliate link in your question and replaced it with a non-affiliate link. See this on meta for the community's stance on affiliate links: meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/661/… – ahockley Feb 18 '11 at 21:08
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The primary reason to go with the manufacturer's product is 100% compatibility. With 3rd party/other vendors, you need to be sure of the correct model (especially as the Panasonic supports a different, 4 pin connector - others use 2/3 pins IIRC).

There are quite a few which work though, and are marked compatible with the DMW-RSL1. If you're really in need of the better features of the studioHut, then check the compatibility and go ahead (I checked the site, and it looks like it will)

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I recently a Rainbow Imaging wireless remote that works well on a GF1. I have not tried all the interval programming yet.

http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImaging-Panasonic-DMC-FZ50K-DMC-FZ30S-DMC-FZ30K/dp/B003TE34U2

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