Cable release for Yashica Mat 124?

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  1. malinmalin

    malinmalin Member

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    Hi,

    Just got a Yashica mat 124 for a song and I can't seem to
    trigger the shutter with the 2 cable release I have, that work on every
    single camera I owned, Nikon, Hassy, Mamiya C, etc...Anything
    particular about the Yashica?

    cheers
    jf
     
  2. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

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    Yes, you need an adapter to plug in a standard cable release. It's like a little ring that screws OVER the shutter release, so that the normal cable release will screw in that adapter, and trigger the shutter.

    I have one for my Yashica D that I bought from a seller on eBay. They're called sometimes "leica nipples."
     
  3. malinmalin

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    Thanks Michael!
    Not sure what a search for 'nipple' will turn out on eBay :smile:
    jf
     
  4. Michel Hardy-Vallée

    Michel Hardy-Vallée Membership Council Council

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    Fear... only fear!

    Actually, I haven't been using mine in a while, so if you want to borrow or buy it, you're welcome to drop me a line.
     
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    They are only cheap new, you need a Compur to Leica adaptor, most camera shops will have them.
     
  6. Uncle Goose

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    they cost less than 5$ new, so don't waste your time on ebay to get one at the same price and with a lot more overcharged shippingrates.