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  • Remote Shutter Release Cable for Nikon

    This DYI project helped me understand Nikon utilizes both focus and shutter circuity together to release the shutter. Initially I thought it "simple" to build a remote shutter release and made one that triggered only the shutter alone and when it didn't work I searched for answers and this project came up. I modified what I built and have two buttons, a focus and a shutter release. I left out the B button setting as I have a separate timer that does that. I left out the diodes replacing it with a switch a momentary double pole switch. I searched for the switch in a store called Orvac and did not find one. I not know if such a switch exists. The perfect switch was found In my gadgets box. It is a switch made of two single pole momentary switches mounted together. The brand label …

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    This DYI project helped me understand Nikon utilizes both focus and shutter circuity together to release the shutter. Initially I thought it "simple" to build a remote shutter release and made one that triggered only the shutter alone and when it didn't work I searched for answers and this project came up. I modified what I built and have two buttons, a focus and a shutter release. I left out the B button setting as I have a separate timer that does that. I left out the diodes replacing it with a switch a momentary double pole switch. I searched for the switch in a store called Orvac and did not find one. I not know if such a switch exists. The perfect switch was found In my gadgets box. It is a switch made of two single pole momentary switches mounted together. The brand label written on it is MULON Suden Japan. Using this switch allowed eliminating the diodes. I also used an inline female 2.5mm jack wanting a longer line shutter release. When pricing to chassis mounted 2.5mm jacks, it seems the line mounted jack is a less expensive way to go. My project fit into an plastic 35mm cartridge container. As for cutting the holes to mount the switches, I had access to a Spot Welding Hole cutter set which made clean holes in the cartridge container.

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