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wing-mounted Pentax Optio

Could anyone give me some inputs re experience using the Pentax Optio digital camera for wing-mounted photos on a HG, please? Is it possible to disable the automatic power shutoff, and if so how? Also, I wonder if it can be adapted for a cable remote instead of IR? Any advice appreciated! Thanks, Martin

Martin Beresford
Mon, 8 May 2006 15:45:34 -0700

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Title: Switch question
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: Is there any way to get a 2.5mm bayonette input plug into a point-and-shoot digital camera? It seems only higher-end pro cameras have remote control jacks. I want to operate a $100-200 point-and-shoot camera with a Conceptus bite switch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Title: Service Needed: Attaching Remote Shutter Switch to P&S Cameras
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: I've purchased your book online (though won't arrive until April 2nd) as well as printed out Chapter 1 from the publisher's website as you suggested. However I have a problem. I need a 3/32 submini phone jack wired to at least two digital cameras within a few days (by this Saturday). I have no exper . . .
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Title: Kodak C310 - disabling auto-power off
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: I found a fellow in the Boston area who, following instructions in your book, hacked a jack into a point-and-shot camera (Kodak C310) so I can fire the shutter with a bite switch. However I have a new problem not addressed in your book. Kodak P&S cameras have an "auto-power off" feature where by . . .
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Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: Another problem has arisen. Most of the cameras -- 6 megapixels or larger -- are too compact , once the case is removed, to attach jack wires (forget an internal jack). To solve this space problem, can the shutter release button (switch) be removed and replaced by a 3/32 sub mini jack or equiv . . .
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