I work in an optics lab, where we need to block and unblock lasers rapidly. For this we currently use custom built shutters with razor blades that move ~1mm. These are annoying to build and tricky to align. I thought it would be much better to use a shutter assembly from a DSLR since these have huge apertures and can be bought in a unit.
I therefore bought a Nikon D800 shutter unit from eBay, but it's unsurprisingly more complex than I'd hoped. It looks like this:
There are 8 pins on the left ribbon connector and 4 on the right one. My suspicion is that only the left one is needed for my purposes, but this is just a guess.
Does anyone know details about how these pins are used in the camera? Or what voltage cameras (or this particular camera?) tend to use as a supply line? I probably don't need to use both curtains, although if it's easy then I'd probably like the option to use both.
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