Re: [ap-gto] 1200 GTO 2.5 mm Phono Plugs


Feb 26 1:46 PM

 


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#4405 Feb 26 1:46 PM

Greetings,



I'm a new 1200 owner and want to power my Pentax 67 from the 6v plug on the

mount. A trip to my local Radio Shack looking for this plug was

unsuccessful. Can anyone give me the RS part number or description of this

plug? I have a 3.5 mm plug that is loose in the socket so obviously it's

the wrong type.



Any help will be appreciated.



Jim



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#4410 Feb 26 2:46 PM

In a message dated 2/26/02 3:48:43 PM, jjanusz@... writes:

>Greetings,

>

>I'm a new 1200 owner and want to power my Pentax 67 from the 6v plug on

>the

>mount. A trip to my local Radio Shack looking for this plug was

>unsuccessful. Can anyone give me the RS part number or description of

>this

>plug? I have a 3.5 mm plug that is loose in the socket so obviously it's

>the wrong type.

>

>Any help will be appreciated.

>

>Jim



Hi Jim:

If you use a Hutech Pentax 67 Battery Eliminator you won't need to have power

to the camera, that eliminates one more dangling cable.

The $30 Hutech Pentax 67 Battery Eliminator is the best $30 I ever spent on

astronomy gear.



Kent Kirkley



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#4411 Feb 26 2:53 PM

Hi Kent,



You know I almost bought one of those until I watched a guy blow off

shot after shot while trying to get it to work in the dark. Have you

ever had problems with it not keeping the shutter open?



Jim





--- In >

> Hi Jim:

> If you use a Hutech Pentax 67 Battery Eliminator you won't need to

have power > to the camera, that eliminates one more dangling cable.

> The $30 Hutech Pentax 67 Battery Eliminator is the best $30 I ever

spent on > astronomy gear.

>

> Kent Kirkley

snip



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#4417 Feb 26 3:15 PM

In a message dated 2/26/02 5:00:54 PM, jjanusz@... writes:

>Hi Kent,

>

>You know I almost bought one of those until I watched a guy blow off

>shot after shot while trying to get it to work in the dark. Have you

>ever had problems with it not keeping the shutter open?

>

>Jim



Jim:

Only one time.



The Hutech Pentax 67 Battery Eliminator requires that you use two cable

releases.

One in the shutter button as usual and another that screws into the

eliminator plate.

The cable release that goes in the shutter button can be just about any kind

(locking or not) as it is used only to begin the exposure and doesn't have

anything to do with keeping the shutter open. The cable release that goes

into the eliminator plate needs to be the 'most positive' locking release you

can find. Once punched and locked it should not creep or slip. If if does, it

can prematurely end the exposure.



I use a Nikon locking release and it has never slipped (perhaps with the

exception of the one lost frame....but it might have been pilot error).



Another tip, I use relatively short releases, 9" up to 12". That way there's

not much dangling.



Kent Kirkley



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#4429 Feb 27 11:35 AM

Jim,

We offer part# CORD01 that will power the Pentax 6x7 from your 1200 .

Marjorie Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc.

11250 Forest Hills Road

Rockford, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.



>-----Original Message-----

>From: Jim Janusz [mailto:jjanusz@...]

>Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 3:47 PM

>To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

>Subject: [ap-gto] 1200 GTO 2.5 mm Phono Plugs

>

>

>Greetings,

>

>I'm a new 1200 owner and want to power my Pentax 67 from the

>6v plug on the

>mount. A trip to my local Radio Shack looking for this plug was

>unsuccessful. Can anyone give me the RS part number or

>description of this

>plug? I have a 3.5 mm plug that is loose in the socket so

>obviously it's

>the wrong type.

>

>Any help will be appreciated.

>

>Jim

>

>

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#4435 Feb 27 3:52 PM

Thanks Marj,



But at $45.00 for the cord my existing Pentax battery warmer cable will have

to do. It turns out that the plug is 3.5mm as the mount requires. The 1200

documentation is incorrect, calling out 2.5mm on page 15. Christine helped

me on this, please thank her for me. For some reason it is just a "funny"

fit. By that I mean it doesn't snap in tightly. I expect it will work

fine.



Jim



PS The 1200 is beautiful, hope it works as good as it looks. Cloudy now. :

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From: "Marjorie Christen" marj@...>

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:35 AM

Subject: RE: [ap-gto] 1200 GTO 2.5 mm Phono Plugs





> Jim,

> We offer part# CORD01 that will power the Pentax 6x7 from your 1200 .

> Marjorie Christen

> Astro-Physics, Inc.

> 11250 Forest Hills Road

> Rockford, IL 61115

> Phone: 815-282-1513

> Fax: 815-282-9847

> www.astro-physics.com

> Please include this e-mail with your response.

>

>

> >-----Original Message-----

> >From: Jim Janusz [mailto:jjanusz@...]

> >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 3:47 PM

> >To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> >Subject: [ap-gto] 1200 GTO 2.5 mm Phono Plugs

> >

> >

> >Greetings,

> >

> >I'm a new 1200 owner and want to power my Pentax 67 from the

> >6v plug on the

> >mount. A trip to my local Radio Shack looking for this plug was

> >unsuccessful. Can anyone give me the RS part number or

> >description of this

> >plug? I have a 3.5 mm plug that is loose in the socket so

> >obviously it's

> >the wrong type.

> >

> >Any help will be appreciated.

> >

> >Jim

> >

> >

> >

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