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    What kind of bulb and where?

    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!

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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.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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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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    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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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.

    Jo



 

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