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Old Aug 24, 2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Is there any device out there that will remotely trigger the shutter release of the p850? I know that Kodak didn't incorporate this feature in, but I was wondering if anyone had come across a third-party device that gets the job done?
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If you search this forum you should fine some old posts illustrating some home fabricated solutions to this issue. Some are not so elegant, but perfectly functional.
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Old Aug 25, 2006, 3:13 PM   #3
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Here's my not elegant contraption, but works well and was cheap. Just a 1/8 x 3/4" steel bar bent to fit( I made the bottom long so I could later attach a flash unit)
BigDawg made a few that should fit almost any model out there

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Old Aug 27, 2006, 3:49 AM   #5
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I was thinking of fabbing something like this and was wondering if anyone had tried it before, I was also wondering if an item like this was ever marketed? Also... How is the actual trigger piece attached at the top?
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No, you wont find one available...to attach the end of the cable I used a drill bit depth stop collar( has a set screw on the side)and epoxied it on.

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Old Aug 27, 2006, 12:45 PM   #7
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Will any remote shutter release work with a setup like this?
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Old Aug 27, 2006, 7:29 PM   #8
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Most will! You have to be sure the end will fit the hole! Here is another one simular to Dan's that was made by Bob Mevis quite a while back!

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...=18&page=1

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Alrighty guys... tried to come up with a way to make a folding bracket...

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"...came up empty... Here's what I did though. Simple: Bent aluminum (lightweight), drilled holes, superglued 4mm nut (maybe JB weld later if glue doesn't hold)

The tripod mount screw goes through the hole on the bottom then screws into camera and the remote release threads into the nut on the top. Working pics up tomorrow night after glue cures.
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inneyeseakay wrote:
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The tripod mount screw goes through the hole on the bottom then screws into camera and the remote release threads into the nut on the top.
Inn, my release cable doesn't have threads on that end, but if you have one, or can find one, that does....thats a good solution you got
I don't have much faith in superglue, go with the JBweld or an epoxy

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P.S. another thought I had is maybe rough up that aluminum a little bitunder the nut forwhatever goop you use..that aluminum can be slippery stuff sometimes

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