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Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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Seems as though I saw somewhere in this forum where someone had made there own remote shutter release.

I would like to make one for my P712. Can any of you direct me to that post??

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 1:01 AM   #2
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Fos...Here is one made by Bob Mevis.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...hutter+release

And here is one made by Dan279

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...hlight=bracket

And here is one I made!

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...elease+bracket


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Old Oct 17, 2006, 2:12 AM   #3
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And a PS here...I plan on soon making another one simular to the first one I made but a lot less complicated! If you can use a drill and tap and a hack saw it will be easy to make! More later!

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I just tossed the one I made for my P850 because it doesn't fit the P880... It would've fit the P712 perfectly. It was simply a piece of aluminum strip bent to fit from the tripod mount to the shutter button. Drilled two holes and superglued a nut to it for the shutter release to screw in to, never had a problem with the superglue holding either.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the links dawg.
I would like to see pics of your latest effort when you get it finished.

I was thinking of trying something like what you did but using 3/8" or 1/2"" plexiglass or lexan
as the base material. I have a belt sander, bench grinder, drill press and a variety of
expoxies I use doing golf club assembly and repair.

Definately going to do one of these.

Thanks again everyone.


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Old Oct 17, 2006, 6:07 PM   #6
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dawg, when you finish your new remote shutter release, please post it on this forum......with pictures and directions on how to make it..

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Old Oct 18, 2006, 1:49 AM   #7
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Fossil and Sameroad I will be sure to do that! I've been looking at using 1/4" aluminum and drilling and tapping for a 1/4' 20 threaded rod instead of the clamping type I used on the first one! This would allow for raising and lowering the height of the cable release holder to match up with almost any size camera. Also will try to thread the top peice to accomodate the end of the cable release! I want it light weight but durable and easy to knock down to pack it away! As soon as we get settled down a little more at work I'll start on it. May be a week or so till I get that chance. I want it to be something anyone can make with simple tools and not much skill!

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Old Oct 20, 2006, 8:10 PM   #8
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Got started tonight at work on the new shutter release bracket. I'm using 1" x 1/8th " Aluminum plate and cutting it to length. Also using 1/4-20 threaded rod and wingnuts. So far the total weight is around 3 oz. Took about 5 minutes to get to the point where I am right now. Oh yeah...that point is half way through. LOL I'll have some photos or drawings by tommorow night!



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I'll have to try that !!
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Drawings coming tonight! It works great as far as stability! Just need a cable release to get the thread size for the mounting hole. I gave mine along with the bracket to a friend and have none to use right now! Oh well a trip to wolf's camera is in order I guess. Just have to keep telling myself.. If you kill one of them they will arrest you!!

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