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    Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ektar

    My old cable release needs to be replaced none of my other cable releases work with my Commercial Ektar Lens.
    I know it needs an extra long throw...can any one suggest what to replace my old one with?


    Will this one work: Gepe PVC Pro Threaded Cable Release with Disc Lock?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    i'd suggest you get a degroff, they have a long plunger and work great !
    i've never used the one you are mentioning ..

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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    if you have a camera store nearby, go there and ask to rummage through their old cable releases. Most stores just throw these in a box and they are all mixed up.find some with long throws and good return springs. Pick up several. The best are from Germany.

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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    I bought a couple of them in this forum's Classified section for my Kodak Commercial Ektar lenses.

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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    gepe's work, nikon ar-3 works as well...

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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    I may be fussy, but the best cable releases I've ever used were made by Ebony (so I presume made in Japan). You can still get them in 20 or 10 inch lengths from Badger Graphics, and unless you lose one/them (I have four, in two LF kits) they'll be the last cable releases you'll ever use.
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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    The Gepe Pro with the Zeiss disc lock will fire an Ilex Universal, if that is the shutter your Commercial Ektar is wearing.
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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    I own a 14" Commercial Ektar. Gepe's are long throw and work with the Ilex shutter. Prontors are even longer throw and work also. You will have to find Prontors on the used market though.

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    Re: Help / need recommendation for cable release with long plunger for commercial ekt

    Plus 1 for the Prontors. Thet're long enough to fire most anything even my Luc shutter. You want the ones with two "wings" where your 1st and 2nd fingers hold the cable while your thumb does the work.

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