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    I can't be the only photographer who wants one of these. think about it, sit in your nice warm car waiting for the light, then click.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    I can't be the only photographer who wants one of these. think about it, sit in your nice warm car waiting for the light, then click.
    Well yeah, I have several remote options but none of them work with copal shutters! The thing is, with LF you fire remotely and you get one shot, and you're done. With an rz, I can sit in the nice warm car, with hated seats, and fire remotely...

    Anyway, it can be done, I just don't have time.
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    Try an assistant who likes cold weather and is an insomniac and just needs a simple cable release and a count down timer.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

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    What about using something like an remote control car transmitter and servo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMBooth View Post
    What about using something like an remote control car transmitter and servo...
    Yes, I think in the past an approximation of this topic has come up and the radio gear and servos for model cars/boats/planes have been suggested. If you really wanted to add handling for T vs B and precision controlled exposures, some sort of micro-controller based enhancement added to such gear might be the way to go. A decade or two back this would have been right up my alley, but since retiring I confess to having become rather slothful these days (unless I suddenly find I "need" one).

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    Well the remote control part is easy, a pair of xxx brand wireless flash sync units, relay and battery. Plus the mechanical bits to push on a cable release, either a high torque solenoid or a motor driven plunger.
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    Which of these solenoids should I get? 1" travel, continous is what i'm guessing.i'd like to keep it under $35 if possible.
    I'd like 12v but I don't know how big of a 12v battery would be needed.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#electric-solenoids/=fr188h

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    whatabout one of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/REMOTE-SH...item460002424c? A quick search on ebay and I found several. They are cheap, designed for LF shutters, and only appear to require the 3VDC you would get from a Flashgun handle?

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    Anyone know how much pressure is needed to fire a copal shutter, copal #1, #3 with the average cable release?
    I guess I may need to take a lens and release to the hobby store to get the right servo.
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    Well here is another thing to consider, there are electronic shutters. I know the upfront price is high, but by the time you pay for design of a one-off remote system and controller and labor time and then test it...

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...er_Size_0.html

    The obvious problem with the fully electronic ones is that the cost probably becomes prohibitive for larger shutters.
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