Wireless Remote for Fuji X100 Camera (or Leica)
I need the ability to wirelessly take photos, however my camera did not have a conventional shutter release, it has the old fashioned ”cable” release.
After playing around and buying some cheap cable releases off Ebay I was able to build a working wireless shutter using an Arduino, Servo, and a cheap wireless shutter for a Canon DSLR.
I had thought of using an IR remote however I am planing on using this outside and im not sure how well IR works in direct sunlight. So I went for an RF option.
These remotes have the half press focus option, but as I would not be needing this, and when you bend the wire cable it changes the length of the “press” meaning that it would not always work. To make it more reliable it only takes photos without focusing but as I am going to be using manual focus its not a problem.
I mounted a servo in a small enclosure and pushes on the cable firing the camera shutter.
The servo is controlled by and Arduino that triggers the servo when it gets the command from the wireless remote.
I also mounted the hot shoe adaptor from the old shutter