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    Craig T
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    Long Cable Release?

    I'm looking for a long (say 2m throw) cable release for some discreet street work. Can anyone recommend something of good quality and where to purchase it?

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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Craig,

    I have this one:

    http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/produc...e-5m/144-609H/

    Works without a problem

    Best,

    Cor

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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Possible terminology problem...

    The "throw" of a cable release is how far the tip moves when actuated, usually a few millimeters.

    You just want a remote triggering device. In the 21st Century that would be a radio remote trigger.

    Last millenium, pneumatic "bulb" releases covered long distances between the shooter and the camera.
    Using one with a modern camera would require an additional fitting at the camera end.

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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Oops...your right Leigh...I've mixed up my terminology. I simply meant long cable release (far cheaper than the remote option). Cheers
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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Thanks Cor!
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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Craig,

    Actually a pneumatic shutter release can be quite useful. Just screw the piston into the shutter and run the tube to the squeeze bulb. Cut the rubber tube to fit your needs - you can't do that with a normal metal cable release!

    I have a German one I bought for about $10 from an eBay seller.

    The only thing I need to caution you about is lenses which are in recessed lens boards because the piston component may not fit. For those, you need a short woven cable release or "L"-shaped one. But that is often true for regular cable releases.

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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaTerry View Post
    The only thing I need to caution you about is lenses which are in recessed lens boards because the piston component may not fit. For those, you need a short woven cable release or "L"-shaped one. But that is often true for regular cable releases.
    This may be the answer for connecting air release to a recessed setup.

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    Re: Long Cable Release?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Bodine View Post
    This may be the answer for connecting air release to a recessed setup.
    Exactly. That is what I meant by "a short woven cable release".

    Thanks for the link, I need to get a couple spares.

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