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BigBadger

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  1. Of course, that is a somewhat reasonable option. But I actually have a D7000 (not D7100), which I have read to understand may have a better sensor for this hobby. Not to mention that I use the camera for a lot more than this... Astro is a very minor aspect of what I use my camera for. If changing cameras, I think I might just go mirrorless. But as it's an evolving tecnology, I think I'll wait for another generation. Ultimately, I just feel $150 for a cable is nuts. It's less likely to be a recoverable amount if sold, whereas filters, etc. would easily be....... I can't blame Nikon. It's not likely they could foresee this particular use for this particular model, and didn't engineer the functionality into it until a year or 2 later. I'll make my own. Should be a piece of cake as I have access to this type of tech through work. If it triumphs, or fails, I'll post about it.... This could take a bit of time as ordering stuff for Canada takes ridiculous time for some reason. I do appreciate the comments and suggestions, regardless of whether we agree on certain values. It's all a learning curve! BB
  2. Well.... okay. Am I correct in presuming that the electronics from the solution you linked is basically the "same" , as opposed to being only "similar" to the Shoestring DSUSB cable? Functionality at 100% compatible? Thank you for the quick response by the way. clear skies! BigBadger
  3. I too have a D7000 and am trying to figure this all out. Is there no other option for a shutter release cable than the Shoestring 2 part, over priced cable? Jeez I can buy an entire interval shutter release unit online that does all the shutter control for $8. Unfortunately not to a PCUSB. Why is the DSUSB $76, with another $16 which is so short that you really also need another $8 extension? Are the guts of that clunky box on the DSUSB open and available for reverse engineering? Add all this up and I'm paying $150 CAD delivered for a freaking cable...... I don't care how much we goofball amateur astronomers soak into our gear.... $150 for a cable is insane.
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