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by fma38 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:36 am

Paul, can you tell me where you bought your shutter trigger cable? Could you take a picture of the Canon connectors, on the cable and on the 5D? Mine goes on the rear of the camera body, and your goes on the front, which is better. I don't know if it is a camera or cable difference.

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by klausesser » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:57 pm

fma38 wrote:Paul, can you tell me where you bought your shutter trigger cable? Could you take a picture of the Canon connectors, on the cable and on the 5D? Mine goes on the rear of the camera body, and your goes on the front, which is better. I don't know if it is a camera or cable difference.

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Hi Frédéric!

The 5D´s connector is in the same site as the 20D´s.
There´s a cheap Canon--> 3,5mm jack adapter from a radio-remote set
which i bought at Calumet. It looks very alike to the one Paul uses.
I paid about 6.-€ for the adapter.

best, Klaus
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by fma38 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:52 pm

So it is the cable connector which is reversed? Are you using this one:

http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/CF0061
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by klausesser » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:51 pm

fma38 wrote:So it is the cable connector which is reversed? Are you using this one:

http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/CF0061

Right! Canon-Connector --> 3,5mm female.

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by fma38 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:12 pm

Thanks.

I think I will also buy Nikon and Sony (Axxx series) adapters. Are these the ones ok:

Nikon: http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/CF0066
Sony: http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/CF0070
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by fma38 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:36 pm

fma38 wrote:So it is the cable connector which is reversed?

Strange: according to the picture, the connector is the same as mine... Paul may have bought it elsewhere...
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by jeongyun » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:06 pm

klausesser wrote:
fma38 wrote:Paul, can you tell me where you bought your shutter trigger cable? Could you take a picture of the Canon connectors, on the cable and on the 5D? Mine goes on the rear of the camera body, and your goes on the front, which is better. I don't know if it is a camera or cable difference.

Thanks.

Hi Frédéric!

The 5D´s connector is in the same site as the 20D´s.
There´s a cheap Canon--> 3,5mm jack adapter from a radio-remote set
which i bought at Calumet. It looks very alike to the one Paul uses.
I paid about 6.-€ for the adapter.

best, Klaus

Or, try dealextreme.com
http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.806~search.canon%20shutter

I actually cut my Canon shutter release cord and soldered 3.5mm photo jack and plug.
I think Canon shutter release was one of the worst investment I've made.. It's just a damn on/off switch.

EDIT.
I also added phono jack for shutter release to my Orion 'GOTO' unit.
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by klausesser » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:31 pm

jeongyun wrote:EDIT.
I also added phono jack for shutter release to my Orion 'GOTO' unit.

That´s one good idea!!

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by fma38 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:49 am

I'm puzzled, because all these connectors are in the same direction as mine. So I don't understand how Paul's one can go to the front of the camera... Are some connectors rotating?
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by Paul » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:24 am

fma38 wrote:So I don't understand how Paul's one can go to the front of the camera...

no that is a misunderstanding ...
the plug of my cord is too long (ca 3.3cm), so the cam can't turn around
I try to find a cord with a 90° plug


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close, but no cigar ... ... ...

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by fma38 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:03 am

On this picture, it seems to go to the front:

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by Paul » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:11 am

fma38 wrote:On this picture, it seems to go to the front:

Ok, that is not my cam, it's HDPs Canon 5D mounted on the crown mod out of our garage workshop ...
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close, but no cigar ... ... ...

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by klausesser » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:53 pm

Paul wrote:
fma38 wrote:On this picture, it seems to go to the front:

Ok, that is not my cam, it's HDPs Canon 5D mounted on the crown mod out of our garage workshop ...

And it´s going to the side - where the connectors are, isn´t it!?

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by jeongyun » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:42 pm

fma38 wrote:On this picture, it seems to go to the front:

Different models have different orientations.
My D30 is the other way around. I also have a 5D.

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by fma38 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:04 pm

Could you post a picture of your 5D connector?
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by sjhenry » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:21 am

If you are looking for the 3.5mm to camera plug, then the pclix https://www.pclix.com/shopping/ is a good source. if you are looking for a cable to use with Merlin 2.5mm to camera plug, then the Hahnel remote cable is a good source. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=hahnel+remote+sutter&N=0&InitialSearch=yes. I use the Hahnel cable with my 50D and Merlin. Like Frederic mentioned, the plug goes through the front of the camera as Paul showed in his picture. But my pclix cable goes through the back of the camera. I guess it is about who manufacture it.

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by jeongyun » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:03 am

fma38 wrote:Could you post a picture of your 5D connector?

It's the same shape as my D30's. Just 180 degree turned.

The reason for this difference is, the position of PC socket.
Seen from the side of the camera, PC socket is on the left side of shutter release socket on D30.
While PC socket is located above shutter release socket on 5D.

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by klausesser » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:06 am

jeongyun wrote:
fma38 wrote:On this picture, it seems to go to the front:

Different models have different orientations.
My D30 is the other way around. I also have a 5D.

folks - only right now i realize what you mean "goes to the front" (or back) . . . sorry.

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by fma38 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:37 am

I would love to find a rotating connector :rolleyes:
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by klausesser » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:12 pm

fma38 wrote:I would love to find a rotating connector :rolleyes:

:cool::P

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by mark_anderson_us » Sun May 09, 2010 8:53 pm

fma38 wrote:On this picture, it seems to go to the front:

http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/images-en/a/ab/PIMPEDMYMERLIN%284%29.jpg

Hi Frederic

Where did you get the mounting rails for the camera? Is it something commercially available?

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