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10-03-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
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CS-205 and CS-310 cable release

ok, this is embarrassing (cuz seriously a very silly question, but have no idea and wanted to be sure).

The CS-205 and CS-310 cable release.
they are not powered by any battery of any sort, will that be correct?


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10-03-2020, 09:18 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by termy Quote
they are not powered by any battery or any sort, will that be correct?
Correct - they are basically mechanical switches. (high-priced! IMO) Check ebay and/or Amazon for considerably cheaper alternatives.
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Thanks AstroDave.

yes, indeed, they seem to be ridiculously overpriced.

For CS-205, there is the possibility of using the Canon RS-60 something etc.
(And even the preowned Canon-branded ones are much cheaper than preowned Pentax one).

But for CS-310, will have to look at JJC ones (which apparently will work just as well).
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You are correct. It is not powered. It is simply a 3-wire cable and a two-stage switch in which the first stage engages for the auto-focus and the second stage fires the shutter. It will also have a slide on the switch for holding the shutter down (bulb mode).

You can pretty much buy any remote cable that has the same size jack as your camera. I bought a random third party (Pixel brand from Amazon $10.50) remote cable for my pano rig because all I needed was the cable with the jack. I bought two of them. I keep one in my camera bag and modified the other I modified for my pano rig.

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I use the Vello Wired Remote from B and H. I had to file down the plastic base of the plug with a small file for a good connection, but it works well now. It requires no batteries because it derives its power from the camera. The price is listed as under 8 dollars. Below is a path to the listing at B and H.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765659-REG/Vello_RS_C1II_RS_C1II_Wired_Remote_Switch.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by C_Jones Quote
I use the Vello Wired Remote from B and H. I had to file down the plastic base of the plug with a small file for a good connection, but it works well now. It requires no batteries because it derives its power from the camera. The price is listed as under 8 dollars. Below is a path to the listing at B and H.

Vello RS-C1II Wired Remote Switch for Select Cameras RS-C1II B&H
I have a few of the Vello ones too. My first one lasted several years and I replaced it with two just to have a backup. One lives in my K3 bag and one in the bag my K1 gear is in.
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