Cable release for mamiya C220

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  1. imonk

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone has and recommendations for a cable release for an old Mamiya C220. I've looked everywhere I can think of online but I can't seem to find any that specifically mention they work with this camera.

    I'm also wondering about which flashes I can use. Does anyone have any urls for info sites with info about these old mamiyas?

    Any info much appreciated :smile:
    Ian
     
  2. David Brown

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    The C220 requires no special or specific cable release. Any "standard" release will work just fine.
     
  3. imonk

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    Thanks for your speedy response David. So those generic cable releases you see with the push down 'button' on the top will fire it?

    Cheers
    Ian
     
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    Any standard conical thread release should work, provided the release socket on the top right of the lens panel still has the threaded section. I have seen a couple with this bit missing.

    The only gotcha with the Mamiya - and the C33/C220 design of release is less prone to the problem - is a release that does not fully retract. The shutter release is also the film advance stop, and a partially extended cable release can trip the film stop and the camera just keeps winding. The short-wind off feature can be useful, but not when it happens by accident.