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> DIY - Remote Shutter Release for Fujifilm S200EXR, wired and wireless version, 2 in one !!!

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post Mar 27 2011, 04:50 AM


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want to share with fellow S100 and S200 users on a well invested DIY to save some money and heartache.... :-)
hope you guys/girls find this useful.




i just got myself a fujifilm S200EXR and since I am used to wireless shutter release, i have been searching high and low for one that works for S200EXR.

since s200EXR does not have a built in wireless receiver, this made the searching even more difficult.

the only brand that carries wireless shutter remote for this model is JJC and it costs up to RM250 to get one.


luckily, a few days ago, i found stumbled upon a DIY project using RR-80 (Fuji's official wired shutter release for S100 and S200)

http://www.trafficshaper.com/RR-80/RR-80.html


i also found a fellow lyn member managed DIY himself a working shutter release

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...&#entry28741969

(credit goes to the people above who have made it possible for me to do a good DIY wired/wireless shutter release)




after reading those, I have decided to built a wired and wireless version myself. after spending about 30 minutes at Jln Pasar this afternoon to get the components I need and about 1 hour just now to build the wired/wireless shutter, finally the prototypes works flawlessly. time and money well spent :-)

but i think i may need to fix the infrared transmitter tomorrow. need to get a longer distance transmitter as the one i have now is very short distance.........

anyway, enough of my ranting. let's get on to business to those who is interested to build one themselves

from the pictures in the first link, i concluded on the basic circuit but with some modifications to accommodate some features that i want:-

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post Mar 27 2011, 04:51 AM


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the mini usb connector after dissecting it and reseal it with electrical tape

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the inside of the receiver.....it is in a mess but since it works, and since it is 5am now....a bit lazy to make it beautiful :-P

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same goes for the transmitter......

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here is how they look like when closed and compared to 2 AA batteries:-

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post Mar 27 2011, 04:52 AM


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close ups and other angles

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post Mar 27 2011, 10:22 PM


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future improvements:-

1) figure out why long distance IR transmission not working
2) add circuitry for displaying triggers using led
3) add circuitry for timer delay


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anyone has experience in IR circuitry before? i need help on how I can extend the range of the IR transmitter......
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post Jun 27 2011, 02:12 AM


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this is the limitation of ir
even canon's or nikon's ir can't make long distance
now all switch to radio wave ad
no more line of sight and can near 100m distance
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post Jul 5 2011, 01:31 PM


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QUOTE(hoei @ Jun 27 2011, 02:12 AM)
this is the limitation of ir
even canon's or nikon's ir can't make long distance
now all switch to radio wave ad
no more line of sight and can near 100m distance
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hmm...you are right....i think I might as well mod this to be able to receive RF signal......

thanks for the idea
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how much is the total cost buying from jalan pasar? 'cause if it's cheap i'd consider doing one just to see if it works for Fuji X100

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I've done IR communication for my academic project. These diodes that you're using, does not travel very far.

You have some options:
1. Check datasheet and perhaps use Darlington pair to drive your diode(s). Or even a transistor will help
2. Have you seen a 3 pin infrared diode with built in amplifier? It costs RM7+ each but travels 3-4 times further.
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QUOTE(C-Fu @ Jul 6 2011, 03:47 PM)
how much is the total cost buying from jalan pasar? 'cause if it's cheap i'd consider doing one just to see if it works for Fuji X100
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total cost for just the wired remote is about rm10

if you want to get the IR parts as well, expect below rm20

all excluding battery price

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QUOTE(mengsuan @ Jul 6 2011, 08:31 PM)
I've done IR communication for my academic project. These diodes that you're using, does not travel very far.

You have some options:
1. Check datasheet and perhaps use Darlington pair to drive your diode(s). Or even a transistor will help
2. Have you seen a 3 pin infrared diode with built in amplifier? It costs RM7+ each but travels 3-4 times further.
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you have very good points. I will check these out during weekend. but the problem i think I will need to get these online. i don't think jalan pasar has any of these.......

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post Dec 23 2011, 03:14 AM


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Hello! I tried your set-up. The wired shutter release works great.

I'm curious. I came across other sites where they use wireless doorbells as shutter releases. Could we substitute this for the IR system in your set-up?

Thanks and more power to you.


Added on December 23, 2011, 3:14 amMy camera, by the way, is a Fuji HS20.

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QUOTE(tester1979 @ Jul 7 2011, 12:25 AM)
you have very good points.  I will check these out during weekend.  but the problem i think I will need to get these online.  i don't think jalan pasar has any of these.......
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hey, u not planning to selling it.??
i willing to pay u if u can make 1 for me..hehhee..
too lazy to try make one (don't have tools too)
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QUOTE(jireyes @ Dec 23 2011, 03:14 AM)
Hello! I tried your set-up. The wired shutter release works great.

I'm curious. I came across other sites where they use wireless doorbells as shutter releases.  Could we substitute this for the IR system in your set-up?

Thanks and more power to you.


Added on December 23, 2011, 3:14 amMy camera, by the way, is a Fuji HS20.
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Hi, it's me again. My friend and I managed to use a wireless door chime to operate the shutter release. We disconnected the speaker of the receiver unit and attached the leads to the IR transmitter, joined the transmitter to a photo sensor which then acts as the switch 3 of your diagram. So, now, I could operate my HS20 from a distance using RF signals.

Your project was really very helpful and I thank you for sharing it.
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QUOTE(efariz @ Dec 28 2011, 10:53 PM)
hey, u not planning to selling it.??
i willing to pay u if u can make 1 for me..hehhee..
too lazy to try make one (don't have tools too)
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not planning to sell it.

sorry, I am not in malaysia at the moment, can make one for you even if I want to.

anyway, you can buy a commercial one if you want to.

i bought JJC JM-K wireless remote control late last year.

http://www.jjc.cc/products_info.asp?id=82&...series=JMSeries

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QUOTE(jireyes @ Jan 7 2012, 02:35 AM)
Hi, it's me again.  My friend and I managed to use a wireless door chime to operate the shutter release.  We disconnected the speaker of the receiver unit and attached the leads to the IR transmitter, joined the transmitter to a photo sensor which then acts as the switch 3 of your diagram.  So, now, I could operate my HS20 from a distance using RF signals.

Your project was really very helpful and I thank you for sharing it.
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hey, that is excellent news. good for you.

maybe you can share some pictures to show your setup?
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QUOTE(tester1979 @ Mar 26 2012, 03:23 AM)
not planning to sell it.

sorry, I am not in malaysia at the moment, can make one for you even if I want to.

anyway, you can buy a commercial one if you want to.

i bought JJC JM-K wireless remote control late last year.

http://www.jjc.cc/products_info.asp?id=82&...series=JMSeries

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fuu~ i check at HERE but price RM158.!! (eventough different model, but within dat price laa)..
still prefer u make it for me..of coz it's CHEAPER.!!! smile.gif
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wow hail to you~ i ever tried to make something like your, all dig up parts from junkyard (storeroom), but they are ugly as hell... lol, end up buying a proper trigger.... but its really goood to give urself the idea how simple a trigger system is.
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QUOTE(efariz @ Mar 26 2012, 04:33 AM)
fuu~ i check at HERE but price RM158.!! (eventough different model, but within dat price laa)..
still prefer u make it for me..of coz it's CHEAPER.!!! smile.gif
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yup. I bought around that price. it is wireless for 30m and it works really good. no need line of sight.

sorry dude, won't be back in malaysia for some time.

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QUOTE(ieR @ Mar 26 2012, 08:43 AM)
wow hail to you~ i ever tried to make something like your, all dig up parts from junkyard (storeroom), but they are ugly as hell... lol, end up buying a proper trigger.... but its really goood to give urself the idea how simple a trigger system is.
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usually first tries are most of the time non-aesthetic as we need to know if it really works first. Then can work on improving the looks and ergonomics.
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QUOTE(tester1979 @ Mar 27 2012, 02:02 AM)
yup. I bought around that price. it is wireless for 30m and it works really good. no need line of sight.

sorry dude, won't be back in malaysia for some time.
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hmm..okie then..where are u actually.??
how much is the JJC JM-K model sold at ur place.??

(sorry for my bad english)
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QUOTE(efariz @ Mar 27 2012, 07:18 AM)
hmm..okie then..where are u actually.??
how much is the JJC JM-K model sold at ur place.??

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I bought mine from the main office in Shenzhen. They normal don't sell locally in china because their market is overseas. But they made an exception since I go personally to the main office to look for the regional sales agent. Bought around that price. Could not remember exactly how much now.

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