Looking for Shutter release

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  1. Joe Skaggs

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    I just resurrected a Agfa B2Commander probably made in the 1940s???

    Does anyone have or know where I could purchase a mechanical shutter release cable?

    I have tried a couple at the local photo shop and none seemed to screw in to the whole on top.

    I have actuated the camera by inserting a paperclip into the whole now all I need is one that mate up wit the whole in top of camera and screw in.

    Thank you,

    Joe


     

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    Give yourself an Xmas gift and order a Nikon AR-3. Silky smooth, lockable and durable. Around $18.
     
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    Doesn't the shutter release button work?
     
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    Expert on Agfa.... www.certo6.com , go to website and find the guys email, send him a note, he will respond. I bought a reasonably priced Isolette II from him that he superbly refurbished.
     
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    I had two of those until just last year. I seem to remember that I gave them away. Sorry.
     
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    He probably wants to minimize camera movement by using a cable release.
     
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    I know why cable releases are used.

    Would it be all right with you if we let HIM answer the question?
     
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    Unless the Agfa is an odd size, you find find them all over the internet. I plugged in mechanical shutter release cable into Amazon and a ton of them came up.
     
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    Yes, well I hope it does, I just sent first roll of film shot thru this camera in a long time.

    I want to shoot off of a tripod and want to minimize camera movement by using a cable release when shooting low ISO film. Also since I am 61 years old and not as steady as I once was and 250/sec is highest shutter speed movement will always be a factor.


    Thanks for question.

    Joe
     
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    jcdeboever

    Thanks I'll drop him a line.

    Joe
     
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    Well, there you go! That is exactly what I thought. Obviously you would want to minimize camera shake when you want to use a slow shutter. I was right. Sorry that I don't have one to send you.
     
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    Yes, Designer, you correctly guessed the obvious reason that we already knew.

    You must be very proud.
     

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