CHEAP DIY cable release adaptor for TLR Yashica, Nikon and Leica
So I have been wanting to get a cable release for my Yashica D Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera for a while, have a few normal screw on type which are used on my over film cameras, but Yashica TLRs and from what I believe early Nikons and Leica use this screw over type.
I had found a few cable releases to fit for around £20 on eBay the Nikon AR-2 being a popular one, I also found a few adaptors for around £10-£15.
However I found a cheaper option, I discovered the thread over the shutter is the same as a standard Schrader valve as found on most cars and bicycles and you can pick up valve dust caps for very cheap.
What to look for:
- Metal caps are best
- Make sure its the same size thread
- Make sure the thread comes all the way to the end of the dust cap
- The top is flat to drill through
- Electric Drill
- 1.5mm and 3mm drill bit
- Small screw or tap and die set