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    Tell me what this is for someone??

    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!
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    Looks like a timer that you screw into the shutter button. It has the same thread works as the end of a shutter release cable. Of course your XG-1 probably has a timer on it and this will not be much use, but on older model cameras (pre-timer) it could be fun.

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    A self-timer. It should screw into the shutter release button. Set by rotating the dial or a lever that may not show in this picture and push a button. It can come in very handy if the camera does not have a built-in self-timer. I have one that looks somewhat similar that I use with a Hasselblad and on large format lenses that it will fit.

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    Yes, it's a neat little mechanical self timer.

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    It's a neat little mechanical self timer. Time was when cameras didn't come with them built in. Is it for sale, I'll take it.
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    So the thread mount fits Hasselblad? Hmmm, I will tell them it's junk and keep it for myself!

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    Timer...

    Would that be a delay timer, or a shutter timer for long exposures?

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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!
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    Yeah, looks like rubbish to me ...

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    It's a doohickey. Sort of like a thingamabob but with the timer attachment.

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    Very useful for taking large-format group portraits of your family & friends when you'd like to be in the picture! The sprint from camera to group position usually always makes for smiles all around.
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