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06-07-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Value for an Asahi double cable release?

I HATE asking for a value on a piece of equipment, but I really have no idea how much to ask for this as I can't find one anywhere on the net. It's an Asahi Pentax double cable release. Any ideas?

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~ $20
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Yeah, that's about the ballpark that I figured. I just thought it was odd that I see so many bellows floating around, but have never run across an Asahi double release. Maybe it's just me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by geauxpez Quote
Yeah, that's about the ballpark that I figured. I just thought it was odd that I see so many bellows floating around, but have never run across an Asahi double release. Maybe it's just me.

Thanks Blue.
They have limited use on a dSLR is why there isn't much of a demand for them.


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Yeah, that's a given. But with as much film stuff that gets dumped on ebay, I have never seen one listed there. I got this one in a "box of junk" type deal a year or two ago.
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Out of curiosity,
what would that be used for?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Out of curiosity,
what would that be used for?

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The Pentax Auto Bellows units.

http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/misc/macro/auto_bellows_slide_copier.jpg

http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/misc/macro/double_cablce_release.jpg

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Out of curiosity,
what would that be used for?

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Yep -- one side stops down the lens attached to the end of the bellows and the other fires the shutter on the camera.

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That's pretty nifty.

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QuoteOriginally posted by geauxpez Quote
Yeah, that's a given. But with as much film stuff that gets dumped on ebay, I have never seen one listed there. I got this one in a "box of junk" type deal a year or two ago.
KEH currently has one listed in EX condition for $17.
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KEH currently has one listed in EX condition for $17.
Dangit -- I looked there a couple of days ago.
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Out of curiosity,
what would that be used for?

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Stereo photography!
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Stereo photography!
Not necessarily! As already pointed out, they are for use with certain bellows for stopping down the lens and tripping the shutter. There are also some lenses that use them. I have a Sun that can and some of the Schacht lenses can.
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There's a photo of a forum member's release attached in this thread: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/845329-post13.html
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Wow -- that's quite a kit.
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