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    Long distance shutter release for RB

    I need a remote shutter release for Mamiya RB-SD. Of course, RB uses threaded type release so any kind will do but I have one requirement. It needs to work from at minimum 30 feet away, hopefully 40 feet. Looking everywhere, I can only find the bulb type release.

    Are there any OTHER choice? I would really love to have radio control type but I cannot find one with mechanically actuated threaded adapter. I can DIY but I'd like to avoid that if possible.

    It does NOT need to be the double kind. I'll just raise the mirror manually and trip the shutter only via remote.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    The longest one I have is about 10 feet. Could you make one by radio control unit?

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    A wife/girlfriend/significant other works well, but there are overhead issues .

    Looks like you aren't he first to consider this: http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot...?topic=14715.0
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Yeah, just a small problem.... She is going to be in the photograph with me....

    This is a double self-portrait project.

    I thought about getting a short pneumatic type, cut it, and pump it up with a small air pump. I can rig up a garage door clicker and receiver, hook it up to a pump and do it that way. I think it's better than using a solenoid or servo as vibration won't transfer to the camera body.

    I really wanted to avoid DIY though.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Would one of the accessory self-timers like the Walz work for you?

    I have something similar, but confess I've not tried it on my RB.

    Here is a completed auction where someone paid way too much for one: http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/63336...ELF_TIMER.html
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    I hate self-timers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
    I hate self-timers!
    Hey! Not cool! My father used a self-timer in World War 2!



    But really, that's some strong feeling for self-timers. But whatever works. I really hope you can find one. I've only seen really long air-bulby type jobbies.

    Good luck!

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    The air/bulb type of release should work. I have on that came with a long hose, 20 foot I think. Should be able to extend the hose with something from the local hardware store.
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    Self-timer always makes me nervous. I much prefer remote control.

    I just ordered 20 feet bulb release. If it doesn't work to my liking, I might just rig up something myself.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    If I need to do what you want to do I would buy the pneumatic type and hook it up to a can of air with a solenoid operated valve in between. The remote control system will turn on the solenoid valve.

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