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Old Mar 30, 2011, 1:27 AM   #1
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Default Providing an electrical cable release for a DC shutter release

I raise the above topic because I want to convert the shutter release of the compact digital camera to one that is capable of being released via an electrical shutter release cable. The conversion is in response to the digiscoping need for a vibration-free shutter release. In digiscoping, the focal length of the telescope is long, as long as about 3000mm in the case when a 45x eyepiece is used on a camera zoom lens (e.g. the 24-72mm zoom lens as in the case of Ricoh GXR's) where the focal length is extended to 70mm.

It is my wish that after the conversion, the shutter on the digital camera can be released in this way:
a) the shutter released is triggered via the extended release cable;
b) the first press on the release cable is for focusing while the second one is for shutter release.

Most likely than not, the cable will be hinged to the camera permanently. This is not my concern at all and I can live with such an outcome. What counts is the connection is firm and it does not matter that it is in place on top of the shutter bottom for life.

I have a Ricoh GXR and the USB hub for loading images to the computer is also the connection point for Ricoh's shutter release cable. I am not sure if that hub can also be considered for the installation of a powered shutter release cable in other cameras.

Last but not the least, the camera that I want the conversion to be effected is a Nikon CP8400. Here is a link to the details of this camera: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/...00-review/

Thanks in anticipation for your attention to this thread.

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Pete
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 4:17 PM   #2
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Would something like this -http://www.adorama.com/INKSWCPR.html fit your requirements?
I have also seen external frames which fit over the camera, and have a remote shutter release which presses the button on the camera, but don't recall the name of the product.

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Would something like this -http://www.adorama.com/INKSWCPR.html fit your requirements?
I have also seen external frames which fit over the camera, and have a remote shutter release which presses the button on the camera, but don't recall the name of the product.

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Thanks for responding. I'll look it up to see if the product is suitable for digiscoping. Pete
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