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Pentax Cable Switch CS-105 and Cable Switch CS-130
Latest Review Posted Pentax Cable Switch CS-105 and Cable Switch CS-130
I bought the CS-105 ˝ meter cable switch to use with my Pentax MZ-S camera. The cable switch is pretty basic, one press activates the meter/autofocus (if you are using AF) and a second press trips the cameras shutter. You push up the button to lock the shutter open for long exposures in Bulb mode.


A couple useful extra features:
1)There is a slot on the cable switch that holds the plastic cap that covers the port on the camera, so it doesn’t get lost when the cable switch is in use.
2)There is a metal ring at the camera end of the cable that you need to pull down to disconnect it from the camera, as it’s locked into place. So no worries of accidently pulling out the cable when in use.


The only issue with the CS-105/130 cable switches is that they should never have existed. Pentax already had the older “Cable Switch F” that worked on the SF Series, Z/PZ Series, 645N and some MZ/ZX series film bodies. As well as the newer “Cable Switch CS-205” that worked on the MZ-6/ZX-L, *ist film cameras and future DSLRs.


https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/pentax-cable-switch-f.html


https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/pentax-cs-205-wired-remote.html


Instead Pentax came up with this third cable switch (CS105/130) that only works on two cameras, the MZ-S and 645NII! As a result these cable switches are hard to find and expensive. I don’t see any reason that the MZ-S or 645NII cameras could not have used either the older cable switch F or newer cable...



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