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    Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    I would like long 5' to 10' release for my self cocking 14" Ektar - it needs a really long throw. I found a short one (about 6") by Prontor that works well, but can't denitrify a longer one, for group/self portrait work.

    Any advice on what/where to get something would be appreciated

    thanks

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    The air hose release that I use works good on that shutter.

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    Find a Gepe. They work great as well.

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    Jon, I'd like the air/bulb release ( I think they may be the only type that is truly ong enough) but the one I have can't trip it. Does yours have brand markings?

    Jim, do you think all gepes have a long enough throw for this lens? They have 40" at BH that I may try and might just be long enough.

    Thanks

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    My air release only says "Germany" on the piston part. I replaced the rotted out rubber bulb with a larger one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdi View Post
    Jon, I'd like the air/bulb release ( I think they may be the only type that is truly ong enough) but the one I have can't trip it. Does yours have brand markings?

    Jim, do you think all gepes have a long enough throw for this lens? They have 40" at BH that I may try and might just be long enough.

    Thanks
    my black and white photos of the Mendocino Coast: www.jonshiu.com

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    Thanks Jon, I may just try a Kaiser, they are made in Germany, so it might just work.

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdi View Post
    Thanks Jon, I may just try a Kaiser, they are made in Germany, so it might just work.
    Search for "Whitey" on APUG he had about 10 really long ones this summer for free.

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdi View Post
    I would like long 5' to 10' release for my self cocking 14" Ektar - it needs a really long throw. I found a short one (about 6") by Prontor that works well, but can't denitrify a longer one, for group/self portrait work.

    Any advice on what/where to get something would be appreciated

    thanks
    I seriously doubt if a 10' cable release would do its job. An air release or radio would be much more likely.

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    I've used the short ones and it works fine so I'm thinking a long one would be good as well.

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    Re: Long long shutter release for 14" Commercial Ektar?

    Others had suggested a Kaiser air release, so I ordered one for $40 - it seems to be the same as the $15 Kalt I have had for years - garbage. Both made in Taiwan, I heard Kaiser was made in Germany. Plus it stinks.

    Still looking for workable solutions for the long throw Ilex shutter....

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