How to Use an Opteka Remote Control for My Olympus EVOLT E-510

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How to Use an Opteka Remote Control for My Olympus EVOLT E-510
Use the Opteka RC-7 Wireless remote to trigger your Olympus E-510 Evolt camera. (Dejan Patic/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Released in 2007, the Olympus E-510 Evolt has a 10 megapixel sensor that is matched to Olympus's TruePic III processor. The camera has a number of features that amateur and professional photographers will find appealing. The camera is also configured to work with a wireless remote control like the Opteka RC-7 Wireless remote. These remote controls work with a small infrared transmitter that signals the camera to operate. Using a device like this opens up a whole range of photography options.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Turn on the Olympus E-510 Evolt. Hold the camera and press the "Drive/Timer/Remote" button located on top left of the camera toward the back.

  2. 2

    Hold the button down and turn the selector dial on the top right of the camera. Select the icon for the wireless remote. This will tell the camera to expect to receive operational signals via a wireless remote.

  3. 3

    Place the camera on a tripod or in a location where you would not normally be able to trigger the shutter release.

  4. 4

    Hold the Opteka RC-7 in one hand, and while you are within 16 feet of the camera, you can use the controller to signal the camera to shoot.

  5. 5

    Press "S" for instant shutter release or "2S" for a two-second delay in the shutter firing.

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