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08-22-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Finding the right cable release for a Super A


I have an old 35mm Pentax Super A which used to belong to my Dad. It has been gathering dust for a while so I decided to start experimenting with it. I have been doing some long exposure shots at night which have come out quite well and I thought I would try and have a go at doing star trails.

For this I will need a cable release. The original manual recommends Pentax Cable Release Type 30 or 50. Do I need one of these? If so, how do I find one? If not, can I just get a standard film camera cable release off ebay like this one:

Film Camera Locking Shutter Release Cable 20" - Black | eBay

Your help would be much appreciated!

08-23-2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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Shoud be good to go Oobly.How about second hand shops,flea markets and
such?Might be able to do a little better on price.Could even stumble across
an old pneumatic unit,which are the ultimate in "coolabilty"

Do want nice clean threads,smooth,non-binding operation,secure set screw on lock
Little easier to check with item in hand.

P.S. edit...Have type 30,bought long ago.Fairly expensive,very well made.Generic will work fine.

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08-23-2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice - I will see if I can get hold of one.

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