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    Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Hi folks

    I happen to have three Alphax #3 shutters and they have a type of cable release socket I have never seen before.Instead of being internally threaded taking the usual conical threaded cable, these have a larger external thread.

    Being that these are American shutters, is this an American type of cable release or something unique to Wollensak?

    Where can I find a suitable cable release for these shutters?

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Standard cable release should work. They are actually threaded inside and outside, unless you have some type of non-standard Alphax.

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Aren't standards wonderful? Let's have more of them...

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Hmm, no internal threads on these ones sadly.

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Greenhalgh View Post
    Hmm, no internal threads on these ones sadly.
    A part is missing. It is a cap that screws on, and it has a hole in the center.

    Feel free to bring the shutter to a place that has a variety of fasteners. Try a bicycle tire valve stem cap that you can drill and tap for a straight (non-euro type) shutter release. The cable might have to have a long throw.

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    A part is missing. It is a cap that screws on, and it has a hole in the center.

    Feel free to bring the shutter to a place that has a variety of fasteners. Try a bicycle tire valve stem cap that you can drill and tap for a straight (non-euro type) shutter release. The cable might have to have a long throw.
    Sounds interesting- I assume your talking about drilling and tapping a presta valve? A Schrader seems to big for this purpose.

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Both my Alphax shutters also internally threaded, and they accept standard (tapered) shutter releases.

    For the life of me I cannot remember if I have ever seen any reference to a shutter release specifically designed for the Alphax shutter.

    I hope the suggestion to tap a bicycle stem cap works.

    Keith

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    Re: Cable release forAlphax shutter

    Guess what - I have an Alphax shutter that also has only an external thread - nothing that fits a normal release. Wonder if I could run a tap into it. Anyone know what tap would work for a regular tapered release cable?

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