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Thread on cable releases

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by steveandthedogs, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what the thread size/type is?

    Also, is it possible to buy a female part?

    S
     
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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    For which camera do you need one for, Steve? If it's one of the old fashioned (;) ) ones from the
    film days, I should think that it would be just as cheap to purchase a new one. :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    It's tapered, unfortunately.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It's working for me from this page (both the original and the copy in your post). What error are you getting?
     
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I know, that's why I want to know what it is!

    S
     
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Andrew,

    It's takes me to my Apple home page :eek: …. ??????

    Confused in Vancouver :eek:

    Jack
     
  9. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    What camera is this for Steve?

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  10. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Thanks Andrew, looks like a M3 straight nut would be the thing. Evidently the tapered thread will happily lock in various sizes of straight nut. Now to find out, when I can remember where I put the M3 nuts I've had for a few years.

    S
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016
  11. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I'm having an attack of idiocy, Jack, wanting to make a shutter for a pinhole which might work a bit better than just a bit of wood moved by hand.
    The chances are I'll never get around to it, but you never know. An old pallet and a few nails and you can do wonders according to the web!

    S

    ps well, you know what I mean, I hope.
     
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  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Working for me in the depths of Anglesey.

    S
     
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  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Sorry. It's just that tapered taps and dies are a bit of a bar steward. Here's a really brutal answer (which I've used myself). Use SOFT brass or light alloy. Drill a hole a little wider than the top of the cable release, but narrower than the bottom: maybe 1/10 inch, 2.5mm. Use the cable release itself as a tap. Chrome plated brass or steel is quite hard...

    Cheers,

    R,
     
  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    There must be a reason why I didn't think of that in the first place.

    Ah, yes, I'm a dozy twaddle, that's it.

    Thanks Roger, will try that. In alloy.

    S
     
  15. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Well, it finally worked for me, Steve, :D

    No idea ????

    :D

    Jack
     
  16. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D …….. a mate of mine used his Canon 20D with a body cap and tiny, tiny, tiny drill bit ;)

    Jack
     
  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Done that, kept forgetting to put the cover over the viewfinder... leaks.
    Dead AGIlux converted, leak somewhere, have painted inside of pinhole alloy and bellows with black acrylic, waiting to see how it works now.
    The results weren't bad apart from the slight excess of radiation bouncing around inside.
    Want to have a try at making a 4x5, hence the cable thread size request.

    I'll get there one day.

    S
     
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