The Cyber-Spy.Com Usenet Archive Feeds Directly
From The Open And Publicly Available Newsgroup
This Group And Thousands Of Others Are Available
On Most IS NNTP News Servers On Port 119.
Cyber-Spy.Com Is NOT Responsible For Any Topic,
Opinions Or Content Posted To This Or Any Other
Newsgroup. This Web Archive Of The Newsgroup And
Posts Are For Informational Purposes Only.
From: jmuchow@SPAMMENOTcamlight.com (John Muchow)
Subject: Re: Camera Flashes
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 07:37:20 GMT
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
X-Server-Date: 29 Nov 2002 07:43:47 GMT
X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.21/32.243
>>>But I need connectors. I need female bulkhead connectors for... for
>>>whatever in the world connectors the cables use. It looks kind of like a
>>>miniature coaxial antenna cable, the kind that just pushes on without a
>>>thread or bayonet.
If you're talking about standard "PC connectors", I tried buying a
bunch of those a few years ago (for a device I was building for
several photographers) and found it very hard to do. I ended up
calling Nikon's service department and ordering a bunch...several
I haven't seen them available retail so I suspect that they are custom
ordered by each camera/flash manufacturer.
If you have a camera repair shop near you, I'd ask them if they have
any in stock (for any brand camera/flash). If not, they can probably
order them for you. Or, call the service departments for a few
manufacturers and see what they'll charge you.
It was a HUGE pain soldering them though. Since my device was in a
plastic box, I couldn't use the ground provided by the outside of the
metal connector. I had to file off the "chrome" plating down to the
copper inside and then solder it very carefully. The black plastic
ring inside the connector (separating the central tube from the
outside of the connector) melted very easily.
I hope you find them (please post where if you do). Good luck!
P.S. It might just be easier to hardwire the flash units or replace
each PC connector with a more common type of connector.
Go Back To The Cyber-Spy.Com
Usenet Web Archive Index Of
The sci.electronics.design Newsgroup