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Thread: What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

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    What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

    Hi,

    I was looking at this lens board and I thought
    what the need of a socket with a lens board
    would be, (when usually flat lens boards
    have none?

    http://linhof.com/en/linhof_001121/

    Thank you, kind regards!

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    Re: What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

    Quick release cable release socket.

    But that is just the socket on the board. To be complete the current version comes with a very short cable release from that socket to the lens. A tapered, threadless, cable release tip is also included to ensure a proper lock of your cable release into that socket.

    The older version came with wire connectors that went from the socket into the shutter’s cable release.

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    Re: What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for your message : ) !!!

    But, is there a point to it? I mean,
    what's the difference between
    connecting directly a cable release
    to the lens (like with most flat boards
    without a socket), and using a socket?
    Is there a real need or good reason
    for it, or is it just extravagance?

    Thank you again, kind regards!

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    Re: What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ig Nacio View Post
    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for your message : ) !!!

    But, is there a point to it? I mean,
    what's the difference between
    connecting directly a cable release
    to the lens (like with most flat boards
    without a socket), and using a socket?
    Is there a real need or good reason
    for it, or is it just extravagance?

    Thank you again, kind regards!
    Convenience! It is fast and easy, providing you have the proper cable release.

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    Re: What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

    Thank you Bob : ) !!!

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    Re: What is the need of a socket with a flat lens board?

    Another thing is it does provide strain relief if the cable release ever gets pulled or bumped hard. All the impact goes to the socket and not the delicate lens mechanism.

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