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Thread: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release cable

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    Red face DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release cable

    Hi all

    I recently made a recessed board for my 5x7 Linhof technika.
    Here is a picture of the lens board with a Super Symmar 110XL.


    DIY recessed board for linhof 5x7 by stormpetrel_geek_mode, on Flickr

    I made it as thin as possible however I can not find an easy way to connect the shutter release cable to the lens.
    Do you know any jig I could use to solve this problem?
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    A Gepe Wide Angle Cable Release Adapter should solve your problem.

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    http://www.adorama.com/KRCRAA.html
    This may fit in there.
    James

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    A flexible cable release extension—

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...tension_f.html

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    I was too slow, Bob beat me by a minute.....

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    Thank you all for your quick replies!

    The Kaiser "L" seems too long but I will have a try with the Gepe.
    I have tried some very flexible cable release since my first post and they hardly fit, I might have the same problem with the Gepe extension however if I replace the lens little aluminum cable interface with a modified one (different angle) it mights work.

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    The Gepe extension has a much smaller tip than a cable release and consequently will fit in a much smaller space. I used one in a similar situation to yours, at Bob Salomon's suggestion, and it worked great.

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon - HP Marketing View Post
    A Gepe Wide Angle Cable Release Adapter should solve your problem.
    Yep, this is what you want.

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    +1 for the Gepe, I've got them on my recessed boards.

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    Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    B&H and Badgergraphic charge $50 for the shipping to New Zealand. Wow!
    I better have to find a fair retailer...

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