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cmaurice



Joined: 23 Feb 2002
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Location: Bay area California

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Crown Graphic 4x5 with a kodak ektar 127mm lens. It seems that attaching a cable release to the lens is a real bear. There is no room above the solenoid to fit my fingers, and when I finally get the cable somewhat started, it will occasionally fall out. I use a dime to manipulate the threads on the release to try and get it tight.
Is there an easy way to do this? Should I remove the solenoid? Is there some type of extension that can permenantly screw into the lens that couples to the cable release?
Mama Mia!!!
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steve@toprinting.com



Joined: 27 Sep 2001
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2002 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mama Mia!!?



Hey. Watsamattt-u? U gota da fata fingas?

Hesa watz u doos. U skruz inna lida CABLE RELEASE ADAPTER. Itsa bot ona inz (1" - size does matter)long. Ana leeva da ting ona lenz. F'oeva. Den skruz inna CABLE RELEASE inna da ADAPTER.

Submitted with great respect for my Italian friends. Sorry, but I just couldn't help myself. :>))) :*)

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cmaurice



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2002 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grazi, Grandma Gagliardi woulda been proud of your broken Eye-talian,
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RichS



Joined: 18 Oct 2001
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2002 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An alternative would be to use something like the Gepe Pro Release Wide Angle Cable Extension # 603007. There are two kinds. One, a rigid metal elbow that needs quite a bit of room. The other is just a very short cable release extension (noted above). It needs very little space and is about 2 1/2 inches long. Screw one enbd into the lens and leave it there. The cable release is then screwed into the extension when needed. Works great. I think it was in the 10.00 range? As I remeber, I got mine from Camera Collectors ( http://www.camera-collectors.com/ShopSite/index.html ) and I've seen them at other dealers...
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crbrelativity



Joined: 13 Feb 2002
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem until I noticed that my crown graphic has a cable release hole on the body trip lever.

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