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    He's fixed it!

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    Re: DIY shutter release doohickey

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    Not sure what you were linking to Ian. Got a page of about 7 Linhof lens boards. Do the Linhof quick release thingys have something that pokes out of the bottom of them?

    I'll place an ad like you suggested. See what comes of it.

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    Yes there's a a rod that fits into that shutter release, sorry the images weren't very clear.

    I realised I tap the release arms on the Thornton Pickard shutters I restore, doesn't need to be a tapered thread. I think a little brass L shape screwed to the lens board tapped to take a cable release and someting attached to the release arm wiuld be very easy to make. Something like this:

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    It's the typing tha'ts the problem usually not the spelling

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    Steve calls me out for criticising you and I look back to see it all spelt perfectly! Thought I was going mad.

    Tapping stuff is beyond me but you've given me some good ideas Ian.

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    Re: DIY shutter release doohickey

    Quote Originally Posted by jonreid View Post
    Steve calls me out for criticising you and I look back to see it all spelt perfectly! Thought I was going mad.

    Tapping stuff is beyond me but you've given me some good ideas Ian.
    No you were quite corrects it was full of typos That's what the edit functions for

    I see you got an instant reply from Bob Salomon. Price may be a big issue. Drilling and tapping brass is actually very simple but I'm sure someone could make it for you if needed. I've had new springs and parts made at small machine shops in the past.

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    Re: DIY shutter release doohickey

    Quote Originally Posted by jonreid View Post
    Steve calls me out for criticising you and I look back to see it all spelt perfectly! Thought I was going mad.
    So did I!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonreid View Post
    Tapping stuff is beyond me but you've given me some good ideas Ian.
    Tapping is quite easy but not always necessary. At work, I make quite a few assembly and test jigs using PVC plastic sheet (lots used in my 6x12 camera, link below). Quite often, I will drill a 2.5mm hole and put an M3 screw into it without tapping it first.

    Obviously you will need to tap a thread if metal is used but I don't think it's necessary in this case.

    Another option is to use a piece of an old camera or shutter with the cable release thread already fitted. A scrap 35mm camera with a thread in the shutter release could be stripped down for parts.


    Steve.

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    Thanks Ian and Steve.

    I've got some ideas to play with now. I'll bump the thread if I get stuck

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    Re: DIY shutter release doohickey

    Here is a simple way of adding a cable release for one of the new cameras that doesn't provide such a necessity.
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