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DIY camera release shutter cable remote

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by RaZZ3R, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. RaZZ3R

    RaZZ3R Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    I've seen a few project of improvized remotes for DSLR (mainly cabled one not wireless) from a simple 2.5-3.5" Jack headset with microphone to built from scrach cable releashe shutter incased in a bottle of pilles or old 35mm film black prtective bottle. I tried it my self, killed 3 poor basterd 2.5" headsets, with no success, every time I pluged one in my G2 baby it detects as microphone input even after a cut the cable to the microphone connectors from the PCB and removed the microphone all together with no avail. Could some help me with some advices, if it's even possible, on how to improvize one or, if I have to, to build one from scrath (I have a good friend that's an electricion to [usefull to have one :p ] that might help me)?
  2. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Um, you can buy one for pretty cheap, why bother DIY?
  3. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 All-Pro

    Here's the deagram

    Here's the schematic. I created it for "FZ" models, but it's the same for all "G" models. I used this in conjunction with a wireless controller I got off EBAY. Total cost was $11

    The cable is a 4 conductor type. You can find the cables on any old Nokia cell phone headset - I found mine at the local "dollar store".

    Any questions, just ask!

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  4. RaZZ3R

    RaZZ3R Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    For the fun of it, for the hell of it, WHY NOT?

    Today I built myself an ND filter from an old sun-glasses just because I got bored and in 10 minutes I got a ND filter with 3 EV stops capability, allthou I still have to work on geting the WB righ, still some people's junk is other people's treasure :rofl:
  5. Johnytuono

    Johnytuono Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2012
    Lancs., UK
    What a coincidence! I just removed the lenses from an old pair of glasses and inserted a pair of ND filters in their place......Voila! instant shades!
  6. Phil66

    Phil66 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    Or you could really go for the crazy money and have this

  7. broadway

    broadway Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 27, 2011
  8. moccaman

    moccaman Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    My 5 buck fleabay shutter release works brilliant, I dont have the time to waste playing with Junk! :tomato2:
  9. hypnomatt

    hypnomatt Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    I have this very model and have used it thousands of times with no problems Simple cheap and it works.
  10. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2011
    FWIW, I had to use DIY information to fix an eBay wireless shutter release. The internal soldering was atrocious and fell apart during shipping.
  11. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    :whoo: And if you do this with graduated ND filters you'll have Transitions lenses! :bravo-009: :bravo-009:
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