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Richard K.
25-Jan-2010, 14:32
I have a rather long one (32") that came with the Sinar Auto Shutter. However, I'm using the shutter as a regular camera shutter, with adapters, to time exposures for Brass lenses and this is a ponderous metal clad piece of apparatus not neccessary for my needs . For my purpose, any 10" or so cable release will work as long as the steel shaft protrudes at least 2". Is there such a thing? Thanks! :)

Lachlan 717
25-Jan-2010, 15:19
I tried many, many places to find Sinar cables (of any length) about a year ago.

I couldn't find any that came close to having a throw long enough to trigger the shutter.

Good luck with your search!!

David McNiven
25-Jan-2010, 16:25
I don't know of any other cable release capable of operating the Sinar Copal shutter - it has to be big & heavy & not very flexible because of the force required to cock & fire the shutter in one press.

gandolfi
31-May-2010, 15:29
I have a rather long one (32") that came with the Sinar Auto Shutter. However, I'm using the shutter as a regular camera shutter, with adapters, to time exposures for Brass lenses and this is a ponderous metal clad piece of apparatus not neccessary for my needs . For my purpose, any 10" or so cable release will work as long as the steel shaft protrudes at least 2". Is there such a thing? Thanks! :)

Oh my - my girlfriend is so looking out for a long cable release for her Sinar.:eek:

do you have a picture of it - if it works with a sinar shutter, then I might be very interested in buying it...

Could you use a normal release for the Sinar? I might have some...

Steven Tribe
31-May-2010, 16:04
Apart from the extra long pin at the end, the throw is longer than all other cable releases. This has been in an earlier thread. Which is why you should never buy a sinar Copal without one! I think that "adaption" of other types of photographic cable release is doomed to failure as they only just manage other, less demanding shutters. I would suggest that modified bowden cable for a more heavy duty function (not from an automative clutch though!) might fit the bill. I think I will check my local cycle store. Most bowden systems are designed for pull rather than push functions.

Lachlan 717
31-May-2010, 17:01
The Sinar cable is a significant piece of kit. I would estimate that it is at least twice the thickness of a "standard" one. And, with that, I would assume about twice the compressive strength.

The pin is also significantly thicker than a standard one.

So, I would reiterate Steven's thoughts: ...you should never buy a sinar Copal without one!

gandolfi
31-May-2010, 17:05
ok - I have several ones...

But they are all short in length..

My girlfriend makes self portraits, using LF, and as we are having trouble using a normal long extension cord on my Compound shutters (one doesn't react at all with this cord - the other has a wrong size thread..), my question is: Can it really be true that Sinar havn't made a long extension cord? (3m or more..)