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Who can attach a bite switch to a p/s camera

I am a C5-6 spinal cord injury wheelchair user with no finger control. I
would like very much to take pictures on my own. I have purchased from a bite switch with a 3/32 inch (2.5mm) right-angle plug
that fits the pricier Canon cameras and can be spliced into other remotes
and I would appreciate having emails (or forward mine to them) of contacts
that could successfully attach the bite switch to a p/s camera. There have been some relevant threads on this forum but i need some specific contacts.
Thank you, fred

fred cheshire
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 10:10:08 -0700

I believe I can have it spliced into the Panasonic remote- Panasonic DMWRS1 and use it with the DMC-FZ20 Lumix Digital Camera.

Then I have another thought-.but I just don't know cameras- If a p/s digital camera has a usb port (and supports a wireless remote shutter) is it possible that i can splice the bite/tongue switch to a usb cable and set the digital camera in some way that operating the bite/tongue switch will operate the shutter?

fred cheshire
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:55:09 -0700

Hi Fred,

Were you able to find anyone to help you splice the bite switch into you camera?

I had suggested to someone before that a camera repair master could probably help them do the trick. See "Service Needed: Attaching Remote Shutter Switch to P&S Cameras" in the TrackBack section below.

I think your Panasonic DMWRS1 and DMC-FZ20 Lumix Digital Camera idea is a very good one. It will work. In fact, the bite switch might be able to plug directly into the DMC-FZ20 and work without any re-wiring.

The USB idea on the other hand, is a lot more complicated. And it's very doubtful it will work without going through a lot of trouble.

Good luck. Let me know if I can help.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 25 Sep 2006 15:12:56 -0700

Phx right?

I too am c-5/6. I use a Conceptus switch that ports through an I/R adapter (gentLED Camera Remote Control) to the I/R receiver in my Olympus E-330 (before that an Oly C-550). Its a slick way to trigger shutter but theres a slight delay. Both these cameras have a adjustable-angle LCD viewer which allows you to hold the camera at various angles and still see the field.

If you have a p/s camera with infrared port you can likely do similar.

Loren W
Thu, 08 Feb 2007 17:56:35 -0800

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Title: Service Needed: Attaching Remote Shutter Switch to P&S Cameras
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Excerpt: Maybe a local camera repair shop could help you out. You'll have to find a local shop with their own camera repair master. It won't help if they send out the cameras for repair. If you explain what you want to do to the master, like how you explained it to me (perhaps even showing him the relevan . . .
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