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Playing around with a stock 18-55 and a Sigma 70-300 ...
Now, with an SMC Takumar 105 and a CZJ Flektogon 35 too ...

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

A cheap remote control ...


Wishing to take some moon shoots, i realized i was lacking a remote control.
After some internet (read: Google) searches, i came across a few sites showing off some plans. Having almost all the hardware ready, i picked a small plastic case, and this is the result.


For all of you DIYrs (like me) the drawing below shows the full schematics. Note that for long (B-mode) shots, the shutter will stay open as far as the lever switch is closed (so the button switch really acts only as a trigger for the shutter ...).


I will not claim myself as the author, but i don't have (yet) the auths to mention him ...
But, for sure, i will thank him for the remote control at about 7 euros (8 US$) instead of the 65 euros for the original Pentax CS-205 (which has a shorter cable) ...

The bill of materials:

1 audio jack 2.5mm stereo
1 pushbutton normally open
1 switch (for focusing)
1 plastic box
7 ft of stereo audio cable

HaVe a NiCe Day.

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Blogger Doc said...

Honestly i just grabbed a cheap nokia headset at QT (has the right plug and wires) then soldered a flip switch and a push button in parallel and mounted it in a pill bottle....

set everything up and flip the switch can do continuous shooting (for lightning, fireworks, etc)

i still haven't wired in the auto focus because it will do it on shutter release.

June 2, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger IndianaDinos said...


Thanks for commenting and for the hint ...

June 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

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