Fuji Finepix S5100 - Remote Shutter Release Possible?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Sally, May 19, 2005.

  1. Sally

    Sally Guest

    Is there any way to add a remote shutter release to a Fuji Finepix
    S5100? Like the 'bulb' attachments for SLR's?

    I want to set it up in a blind to take pictures of birds at a bird
    feeder.

    (I know about using the timer for shutter release).

    Any tips greatly appreciated.

    Sally
     
    Sally, May 19, 2005
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  2. Sally

    ASAAR Guest

    Probably not, unless you're a good machinist or know one. If the
    camera is securely clamped (a solid, heavy tripod may not be
    sufficient), a Rube Goldberg-like contraption could be designed with
    pulleys, levers, ropes or a solenoid to actuate a plunger that
    mechanically pushes the shutter release button. Back before
    computer printers were generally available to the public at
    reasonable prices, some people designed overly complex printers
    using many solenoids to turn manual typewriters into crude printers.

    Another really remote possiblity - the S5100 has a web-cam mode,
    and what its capabilities are depends on the software. As far as
    I'm aware, Fuji supplies no web-cam software, and mentions in the
    manual only that Microsoft's Windows XP must be used, doing Video
    Chat with Windows Messenger. I have no way to try this, and assume
    that the camera would continuously send low resolution video images
    instead of the occasional higher-res still shot. But there may be
    more capable software from sources other than Microsoft. If any
    exists, it'll probably be Google-able.
     
    ASAAR, May 19, 2005
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  3. Sally

    A.P. Guest

    I have made a 'cable-release' mount for a fujifinepix S5100.... once.
    At this forum http://www.s5000.net/phpBB2/ there is\was a guy that made
    such for sale. Visit the forum and read the section 'S5x00 techstuff'
    I is a 'clips' that cover the shutter-button and it has a threaded
    hole for a mekanic cable release.

    I have also seen such an item other places ( i dont rem. where)
    reg AP
     
    A.P., May 20, 2005
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