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Old Jun 6, 2006, 12:06 PM   #11
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The Peeter's design is the one I used, in fact any Canon design will work on a Pentax.

If you are going to try astrophotography the bulb switch will be of use.

But some people take many 20-30 second shots and then 'stack' them using special software. I can point you in the right direction if you want.

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Old Jun 6, 2006, 2:40 PM   #12
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Will this work for the DS, too?

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Old Jun 6, 2006, 2:44 PM   #13
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i think the DS came with a video cord w/a ferrite or i had a existing 2.5mm cord laying around. this is kin of like coax wire. i used the shielding as my common lead and the 2 inner wires for for the focus and shutter leads. be careful you don't melt the plug when you do the soldering..

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Old Jun 6, 2006, 3:36 PM   #14
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Very nice design and another use for the case for my Optio S4!

Sorry, I am on vacation and just sitting in a Panara Bread using their free WIFI looking for something to do while my wife is shopping.



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Very nice design and another use for the case for my Optio S4!

Sorry, I am on vacation and just sitting in a Panara Bread using their free WIFI looking for something to do while my wife is shopping.



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you're a hoot!!! vacation where???

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Old Jun 7, 2006, 11:15 AM   #16
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If you didn't make the cord long enough, or simply want an extension cord, RadioShack has a 6 foot coiled extension cable with an L shaped plug for around $7.
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Old Jun 7, 2006, 1:46 PM   #17
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Milwaukee, WI, Columbus, OH, Niagara Falls, Canada, Toronto and then home.

I never realized that shopping was such an important part of a vacation for women.

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Old Jun 10, 2006, 5:54 PM   #18
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Thanks for all your tips. Built mine today - £5 for parts (incl 3m of cable).



Didn't put a toggle switch on as I have no real use for it, and I used a film canister for the remote.



15 minutes later and I have a working remote.



Once again thanks for instructions/suggestions.



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Old Jun 10, 2006, 6:56 PM   #19
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It's good to see another DIYer out there. I think I watched too much MacGyverwhen I was younger.

I'd be interested to seeothers'creative adaptations of the DIY cable release.
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how about a LED ring light?
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