Remote shutter release for Ricoh wanted

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by madgardener, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. madgardener

    madgardener Member

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    I have been looking for a shutter release cable for my Ricoh kr-30sp and so far my efforts have resulted in frustration. Is there anyone here that can steer me in the right direction? If a picture is needed of my shutter button, I will be glad to post it.
     
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    Your camera uses a standard cable release. It has a cable inside a tube that when you push the buttong the end stick out and release the shutter. You can get this type up to about 3 ft long. To have longer one you would need to use the air type which is an air bulb with air hose and a plunger at the other end. When you squeeze the air bulb, air push the plunger out and release the shutter. There is no electric cable release for your camera.
     
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    Are you sure? I have tried what were supposed to be standard cables and they didn't work.
     
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    The threads inside your shutter button may be damaged if the cable would not screw in.
     
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    Oh great. Hopefully that's not the case. I'm going to borrow a release cable from a friend and see if it will work. I would really prefer to not try and hunt down a shutter release button for a camera of that vintage.