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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    I have been sent this picture and asked what it is. It came in an old camera bag with a Minolta XG-1, and since I shoot one, they thought I would know.

    THANKS!
    A wind-up-add-on self timer, screws into the cable release socket. John

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    I have always loved the look of that type of timer, that is a nice one, in fact all the timers shown in this thread are nice. These little clockwork bits are just another reminder of how cool some old tech was.

    I have looked at several of those types of timers and always go back to my old Kodak timers that only work on Kodak cable releases. My Kodak cable releases work on all my cameras that take cable releases, and the ones that don't take cables have timers or remotes, but I do have a Zeiss folder that has a timer and takes a cable.
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
    "Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"

    Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    We used to call these M.R.M s, (Mouse Raping Mechanisms) in the trade
    Bahaha that's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    So the thread mount fits Hasselblad? Hmmm, I will tell them it's junk and keep it for myself!
    Tell them that the requisite batteries are no longer available, and it's useless to them.

    Lee

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