Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Cable release attachment thingies

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cape town, S.A.
    Posts
    90

    Cable release attachment thingies

    Ok, so either my googling skills are useless, or these things are really hard to get a hold of... two of my lenses are in need of new cable release attachment thingies, threads no longer usable, any idea where i can find them? Also, as you may have noticed, I could do with knowing the proper name for these things 😜
    Eugene van der Merwe

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    12,382

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    Cable release sockets. Contact the camera repair shops in your country. And your lenses don't have them. Your shutters do. So do you need Copal, Compur, Prontor, Prontor Professional, Seiko or ones for another shutter?

  3. #3
    Unwitting Thread Killer Ari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    5,069

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    Or cable release adapter, angled cable release adapter, either can be used with the qualifiers L-hook, U-hook, etc

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    12,382

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Or cable release adapter, angled cable release adapter, either can be used with the qualifiers L-hook, U-hook, etc
    Doesn't sound like that is what he needs. He stated that the threads are stripped on his.

    However, the problem may be that the tip of cheap cable releases broke off in the socket. To fix that he only needs to insert a jewelers screw driver into the socket, push down to grasp the tip and unscrew the broken tip. Then buy a good cable release.

  5. #5
    Jac@stafford.net's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Winona, Minnesota
    Posts
    5,404

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    Bob is right, it's usually called a Cable release socket, and I'm afraid it's not a universal fit. I'm missing the entire socket mount for a Fuji lens.

    I'm glad that Bob answered to jog my memory. Maybe I can rig a Linhof Quicksocket to work the shutter release lever.

    If I were in Eugene's situation I would consider using Loctite GO2 to fasten a cable adapter to the mount. Google Ari's terms for various types.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    1,476

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    JB Weld works OK to attach a cable adapter. Not as pretty as loctite maybe but it works. Guess how I know!!!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cape town, S.A.
    Posts
    90

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    Thanks everyone! Cable release sockets are what i need, for two of my copal 0 SHUTTERS. Used to be able to find them at b&h. I think the problem is that the taper of the thread on the cable and the one on the thread aren't quite the same, and the sockets came off worse when attaching them. I've tried various epoxy and loctite type fixes, bit so far none have been satisfactorily permanent. Guess a visit to some local repair folks are in order then...
    Eugene van der Merwe

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Westport Island, Maine
    Posts
    1,234

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    SK Grimes or Richard Ritter. I got one from Grimes long ago, and got another rom Richard. Don't remember the cost, but for such a little thing, I remember that I thought it was made of Platinum.
    Bruce Barlow
    author of "Finely Focused" and "Exercises in Photographic Composition"
    www.brucewbarlow.com

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    12,382

    Re: Cable release attachment thingies

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Bob is right, it's usually called a Cable release socket, and I'm afraid it's not a universal fit. I'm missing the entire socket mount for a Fuji lens.

    I'm glad that Bob answered to jog my memory. Maybe I can rig a Linhof Quicksocket to work the shutter release lever.

    If I were in Eugene's situation I would consider using Loctite GO2 to fasten a cable adapter to the mount. Google Ari's terms for various types.
    Except the Linhof QR System needs the cable release socket on the shutter to work properly. It doesn't replace the need for the socket, it makes it easier and faster to add or remove the cable release. In fact the current version of the QR system screws into the cable release socket with a very short cable release extension and does not use the wire and spacer system of the older versions.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-Oct-2016, 01:40
  2. cable release thread snapped off in shutter release thread
    By rphenning in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 4-Nov-2009, 13:46
  3. cable release
    By eparkco in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-Nov-2007, 08:10
  4. Seikosha-SLV Shutter - Cable Release attachment
    By Juergen Sattler in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6-Dec-2005, 20:11
  5. remote cable release or self-timer release?
    By bill_1041 in forum Gear
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 4-Apr-2000, 12:51

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •