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    Cable release for Yashica Mat 124?

    Hi,

    Just got a Yashica mat 124 for a song and I can't seem to
    trigger the shutter with the 2 cable release I have, that work on every
    single camera I owned, Nikon, Hassy, Mamiya C, etc...Anything
    particular about the Yashica?

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    Yes, you need an adapter to plug in a standard cable release. It's like a little ring that screws OVER the shutter release, so that the normal cable release will screw in that adapter, and trigger the shutter.

    I have one for my Yashica D that I bought from a seller on eBay. They're called sometimes "leica nipples."
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv View Post
    Yes, you need an adapter to plug in a standard cable release. It's like a little ring that screws OVER the shutter release, so that the normal cable release will screw in that adapter, and trigger the shutter.

    I have one for my Yashica D that I bought from a seller on eBay. They're called sometimes "leica nipples."
    Thanks Michael!
    Not sure what a search for 'nipple' will turn out on eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by malinmalin View Post
    Thanks Michael!
    Not sure what a search for 'nipple' will turn out on eBay
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    Fear... only fear!

    Actually, I haven't been using mine in a while, so if you want to borrow or buy it, you're welcome to drop me a line.
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    They are only cheap new, you need a Compur to Leica adaptor, most camera shops will have them.
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    they cost less than 5$ new, so don't waste your time on ebay to get one at the same price and with a lot more overcharged shippingrates.



 

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