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    Default Re: Mount and tracker questions



    You need a cable that goes from the mount to whatever connection the camera uses to connect a remote shutter release. Different camera brands (and sometimes different models within the same brand) use different connector styles.

    So yes, the adapter cable is camera brand (and/or model) specific at the camera end, and whatever the mount uses at the mount end.

    The wiring is usually straight forward - so if you can't find a suitable cable from the mount manufacturer, you may be able to find one on eBay - you can get intervalometers there cheap (around $15 or so), some of which use 2.5mm inline stereo jacks to connect to the camera cable (this lets the manufacturers use the same base unit for different brands). Then you could either use the intervalometer (with the camera set to B) instead of the mount to control the exposure, use the jack to camera cable with the mount (if the mount uses the same size jack) or try and get an adapter cable (from mount to camera cable).

    If your camera doesn't have a electronic remote release socket, then you could use the T setting manually (press once to start the exposure, again to end it - that's easier that using B and having to hold the release down for the complete exposure). If it has a mechanical remote release option (threaded hole in the shutter release button) then you can get a mechanical cable or air release.
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    Default Re: Mount and tracker questions

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    You need a cable that goes from the mount to whatever connection the camera uses to connect a remote shutter release. Different camera brands (and sometimes different models within the same brand) use different connector styles.

    So yes, the adapter cable is camera brand (and/or model) specific at the camera end, and whatever the mount uses at the mount end.

    The wiring is usually straight forward - so if you can't find a suitable cable from the mount manufacturer, you may be able to find one on eBay - you can get intervalometers there cheap (around $15 or so), some of which use 2.5mm inline stereo jacks to connect to the camera cable (this lets the manufacturers use the same base unit for different brands). Then you could either use the intervalometer (with the camera set to B) instead of the mount to control the exposure, use the jack to camera cable with the mount (if the mount uses the same size jack) or try and get an adapter cable (from mount to camera cable).

    If your camera doesn't have a electronic remote release socket, then you could use the T setting manually (press once to start the exposure, again to end it - that's easier that using B and having to hold the release down for the complete exposure). If it has a mechanical remote release option (threaded hole in the shutter release button) then you can get a mechanical cable or air release.
    They have a Fuji mirrorless as far as I can ascertain. The original question about the mount I'm suggesting they purchase was whether or not it is camera brand specific to which the answer is....No. It is not but requires one end of the release cable to be tip-ring-sleeve sub mini plug on one end and the other end specific to the camera they intend to use. Just to be clear.
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    Default Re: Mount and tracker questions

    Sorry, I should have been clearer and probably better informed from the get go

    My problem was that I saw that both trackers had the possibility of connecting the tracker to the camera to control the shutter but when I checked the cables both brands offered I saw several brand-specific cables but not for my camera. That lead me to question if I would be able to take advantage of that funcionality.

    I now understand that I can connect the "snap port" on the tracker (which I think is the typical tip-ring-sleeve 2.5 mm jack) to the third party shutter releases on my camera (also a tip-ring-sleeve 2.5 mm jack).

    Sorry for the confusion and thank you so much for all the help!

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    You can get a remote shutter for a few bucks on eBay, I think mine was $15 or so.
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    Default Re: Mount and tracker questions

    Yes, in any case I can get an external intervalometer that allows me todo what I need.

 

 
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