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[…] Probably the simplest, and best-explained DIY Shutter Release project for Canon DSLR’s. I’d still probably let an electronics supply and service shop still do it for me, since I’m not at all ready to poorly handle soldering irons again (I did so, poorly, in high school). […]
Is there a positive or negative on the momentary switches? In other words, does the ground have to go on a particular post?
Nope either way is fine. There are a few different types of switches you can buy. These are “open” switches, meaning the circuit is open (not a complete cirucit) until the button is pressed (closed/circuit complete).
Works great! Doing a bulb shot however seemed like there was a certain order you needed to follow for it to work.
Please can you tell me if this dispositive is ok for a A510 canon powerShot
Thank you very much
Hello, Do you have any idea if this would work for a Pentax camera? The plug looks like it will work. I wonder.
@Ernesto & Chris:
Sorry guys I do not know if they will work on your camera. It’s pretty simple concept so if the plug works for your camera I don’t see why it wouldn’t. If you get it work, it would be interesting to know.
I just bought a hands free kit from Radioshack that has the same plug. I took it apart and connecting various wires does the same as the setup above. I’m going to put it in an enclosure like yours and make a howto in Instructables. Thanks for the inpsiration!
I tried to send you an email but it bounced. Can you drop me line? I have a question about the project. My contact info is at my website.
I posted a similar tutorial on Instructables for my Pentax DSLR.
Check it out!
Very interesting, do you guys know how to make the wireless model?
Not yet. 🙂
If I use the cord from a mouse, Would that work?
You can use anything that has 3 or more wires. You will only need three. The phone line I used has 4 so I simply used all of them except for one.
Thanks Roger. I’ll see how I go tomorrow.
One gripe: you’re using a plug, not a jack. In other words the plug is the male part of the equation and the jack is the female. Other than that, great work!
For a housing, an old film canister would be cool..
Don’t think my 10D has a port like this 😦
Yeah, my D10 definetly doesn’t have a port that would fit this…
Is this the same connector that fits the camera end of an EOS 30D?
i thought the camera end of the remote release was a cannon only connector. Seems odd they are using an audio connector.
[interface pannel of 30D]
(Better pic of 30D interface pannel)
Yeah, I can’t see this thing being very useful on the 10D, 20D, or 30D, as the remote interface is completely different (as seen in the images posted by others.
I’ve just verified that this DYI is useless on anything other than the Rebel, RebelXT and RebelXTi
If you’re using a newer Canon DSLR, like the 20D, 30D, or other, you could purchase a standard cable release (check ), most of which have a stereo jack in them.
I have one of these releases already (a no-name one off ebay, cost about $10) for my 20D, and am planning on using this technique to make an extension so that I can put my camera up on a long pole.
Any idea for Nikon D200
I think the Nikon’s are strictly wireless. Not to say that there isn’t some way to get it done though.
[…] make button to do this work for us. step 3Solder up the connections Using the diagram below from Roger Cline, Assemble and solder your buttons and switch. Test it often to avoid mistakes. When you’re […]
thank you soo much! this worked perfectly! i’m amazed at how simple these cords are (figured they’d be more complex).
you could even throw a timer into the circuit to automatically set different exposure lengths.
here’s a picture of the one i just made: link
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I just made one also but I like to call it the deluxe version.
Hey Adam Great job. I may have to modify mine w/ the extra jack and plug. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for this, it worked well. The hardest part was getting a box to stick the switches into. I ended up just leaving them hanging.
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