Watching Over

by Vian Esterhuizen

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You can get a mechanical self-timer that screws into the shutter release button, just like a cable release. I used one like this on my K1000: You lock it with the small red button on the side, then wind it with the metal bit you see on the top. The large red disc is a flag which you rotate around the axis underneath the black button. The farther you ...


It's not so much a sensor as a mechanical connection — no electronics are involved — but the shutter button has a screw socket for a shutter release. See a video demonstrating this with a K1000 on youtube. The thing you want is called a "cable release" — for example, this one explicitly for Pentax. That one's 20" and $20; you could also go longer and more ...

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