What kind of bulb and where?

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  1. vrpd91

    vrpd91 Member

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    I've got an old lens that takes an air bulb shutter release. How does this work exactly and where can I find the right bulb and hose to make it work? Thanks!
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    Air bulb shutter releases can be bought which screw into a standard shutter release thread. Like this: http://www.adorama.com/CZCRA.html

    Cut off the threaded end and possibly with a bit of modification, it would probably work.


    Steve.
     
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    I made one out of a piece of surgical tubing and a "mucus-sucker-from-baby-nose" purchased for cheap from the local drug store. It actually works. Every time I go to the doctor I do envy the real nice bulb/tubing on his spigmomemometer.
     
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    Another inexpensive source....

    are the anti-freeze or battery acid suckers available from your local auto parts dealer for $5 or less. Usually well made and will last a long time. I've used them on two rebuilds I've completed.

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