Intro: Cable Release for Hasselblad 500 EL / 500 ELM
Here you can see how to put together a Cable release for you old Hassy, with very little knowledge of electronics.
First, the materials needed for the project:
- 1 Din Conector 5 Pin Male
- 60 cm. aprox of nice flexible cable, not too thick.
- 1 push button Switch
- 1 35 mm roll plastic can or bottle (can be substituted for something else that ressembles)
- Soldering tool (weller is the best)
- Soldering tin
Step 1: Open the DIN Connector
First, we'll open the DIN conector and solder the pins #1 and #3 to the (+) and (-) parts of the cable. Polarity does not matter for this.
After this is done, we close the connector back up.
Step 2: The Hadheld Element
Now we procede to perforate or drill the bottle of the 35 mm roll.
This could be easily done with the soldering gun, but be sure to clean it afterwards.
Step 3: The Push Button Switch
For this you don't need to solder the parts but it is good if you want it to last longer.
Step 4: Tighten and Close the Bottle
Procede to tighten the nuts of the switch, and close the lid on the bottle.
Everything should be ready now.
Step 5: Shoot Some Pictures
You are done, now plug it into your camera and try it!