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    Blown cable release

    Anyone know any tricks to salvage a blown out cable release?

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    Back in the day I wouldn't have thought twice about just replacing it but these aren't as easy to come across as they once were.

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    Sorry, not me.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    For the most part I've never seen a cable release that wasn't a piece of junk.

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    Why not buy a brand new one?

    Listing:
    http://www.drahtauslöser.com/ESITE/

    technical Features:
    http://www.gebr-schreck.com/ESITE/P7.html

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    Assuming the inner part is still working well;
    Get some heat shrink tubing from Radio Shack or the electrical supply section of a hardware store or home center. You will want something just big enough to slip over the small end. Trim back the frayed portion of the fabric.
    A heat gun works best for shrinking it, but holding it over a stove burner works too, don't get it too close and keep rotating it until the tubing is tight.

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    Standard heat shrunk tubing might not be able to yield longitudinal tension. (There is adhesive shrink tubing though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    Assuming the inner part is still working well;
    Get some heat shrink tubing from Radio Shack or the electrical supply section of a hardware store or home center. You will want something just big enough to slip over the small end. Trim back the frayed portion of the fabric.
    A heat gun works best for shrinking it, but holding it over a stove burner works too, don't get it too close and keep rotating it until the tubing is tight.
    I thought of heat shrink, but the problem is the torn material was putting tension on the inner tube spring (if that's what you call it) which needs to be held together as it's repaired. This requirement doesn't go well with heat guns or stove burners. I was thinking some kind of tape might do it but I don't know if there's anything on the market that will hold.

    As to why I don't just buy a new one, I'm certainly going to, probably a couple, but they'll have to be ordered in and what do I do in the mean time? This is the second time this has happened to me in less than a month so chances are good that I'll be in this situation again.

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    what to do in the meantime has never been a problem for me -- i tend to attract people's old foto junque and there's almost always a cable release or three mixed in. Must have a dozen floating around. The old cloth covered ones will blow out on you, steel sheathed are best.

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    Try the ones with the metal braid on the outside, instead of cloth or plastic:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...red_Cable.html

    I've never had one of those come apart on me.

    The cheap plastic ones can have a problem with the plastic sleeve sliding off the metal barrel on the ends, although in a pinch you can sometimes push them back together and tape them up. I do have a red plastic one that has been fine; it looks like this, although I'm not certain it's the same one:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_Release.html

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    I had the same thing happen. Is this release for a tight fitting space? If so, you may have your work cut out for you! I had to do some surgery on a right angle adapter to fit it in a space.

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