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Vibration free shutter firing
on 27 August 2012
I bought the O-RC1 so I could fire the shutter on my Pentax camera without touching it. There is not much point in mounting your camera on a tripod and then jabbing it with your finger when you want to take a picture. And depending on what the subject is, it isn't always possible to use a 2-10 second delay between pressing the button and capturing the image.
Just like a tripod is a must for a serious photographer (have more than one, always carry one, use it when you can), if your camera has the facility of accepting a remote control get one of those too.
The O-RC1 is waterproof, small, lightweight, nice looking, and frankly, low cost. The manual says it will make 50000 shutter firings on the built-in battery, and that the battery is not replaceable. I think that should be enough for anyone. There are 4 screws, but I guess opening the box risks the waterproofness.
The ability to work with the O-RC1 was one of the things that influenced my choice of camera. If you have a Pentax, get an O-RC1.