Finding a bi-post to PC-sync cable in Europe.

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  1. Cybertrash

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    One of my lenses is screwed into a Kodak Supermatic no.2 shutter which has a bi-post connection for x-syncing flash, unfortunately all my other equipment uses standard PC terminals for syncing. I've read about adapter cords from a company called Paramount, but I looked them up and unfortunately shipping to Sweden seems prohibitvely expensive. Does anyone know if there are sources for similar cables in Europe?
     
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    You might try making a plug yourself.

    In the electronik components market you might find miniature female contacts that fit your posts. Solder these to a pc-extension cord, shove a plastic casing over the cord, fit the contacts to theĀ“posts, shove the casing over the contacts. Fix the contacts to the casing by a bit of epoxy-cement, retract the adapter and fill it up with cement.

    Voila!
     
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    Older european electric razors (not the rechargable battery type) used a cable which has a connection that matches you can make a conversion lead using one.

    I've also got a connector (rewireable) somewhere the same fit that came with a lead for a rechargeable battery (came with a Sony TV in the 1970's), so try an electrical components store.

    Ian
     
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    Yes, I too used the lady shaver recharger plug from a departed shaver of my wife's as the sync means for a Bipost lens I have.

    The next time I was ordering up something else from Paramount Cords I sprang for a 6" long bipost to female PC socket. A much nicer solution.
     
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    Is this the type of cable you are referring to?
     
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    I believe I have one for an old shutter that I had. I'll look and PM you if I do.
     
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    The one on the electric razor is slightly smallr and a perfect fit.

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    Nope. It has a 12mm plug. New and for sale, from Paramount.

    Try ordering one thru B&H. Maybe shipping will be cheaper?
     
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    I found one in a box yesterday, but I am not in Europe.
     
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    I was given a bunch of PC-cords from the guy at the photo store yesterday, so I'll just have to find a shaver cable and solder them together. Thanks for all the help