bnz wrote: So am I correct with the assumption that I'll have to work through the forum to gather the suggestions and improvements made upon the initial forum posts from Daniel?
daniel_reetz wrote:I know that the forum format is not the best for instruction, but we haven't yet found the right platform. The Wiki barely sees updates, the blog can really only be maintained by a few people... it's tough.
If you have ideas or guidance on these matters (or if anyone else does) I am interested to hear it.
(1) It's not easy to find. There's no mention of it on the main page - I only know about it because of random mentions in posts like this. Granted, there needs to be good content before really advertising it... but it feels like a forgotten project that could disappear any moment.
strider1551 wrote:(2) It's full of spam, and I assume someone needs special privileges to remove pages and clean it up.
strider1551 wrote:(3) It's disorganized. No categories to structure where information goes. Again, I assume special privileges would be needed to make categories.
Drake Ravensmith wrote:If anyone is interested in a no solder solution for your camera switch, Daniel solved it. I don't seem to have saved the thread where he suggested this might work so I'm posting it here where it'll probably get more attention anyway. You go on ebay and find one of the two sellers hawking a usb splitter cable. I went with the black cable, slightly cheaper too.
Then you pick up a gender adapter. You only need one the pic is just showing both sides.
You go to ebay or Amazon and pick up a Ricoh CA-1. Amazon is cheaper but their stock has been low as of late so patient please.
Basically, attach the Ricoh to the gender adapter, the gender adapter to the y-splitter, and the y-splitter to standard USB A to USB mini B cables and then to your camera. (Incidentally, I tried this setup with two different USB hubs in place of the Y-splitter cable and the one hub did nothing, the second one with the lights showed a brief flicker before doing nothing.) A quick test confirmed that this setup will fire both cameras but not at the same instant. That could be because I haven't set my cameras up yet, they are basically at the same settings the previous owners left them on. Also, if the flash is on, it becomes insanely easy for the cameras to become out of sync. That is, the first button press fires camera one while the camera two focuses, and the second button press focuses camera one while firing camera two. Since we're not using the flash nor making 3D photographs, I would think that it's a non-issue. Also, the Ricoh has a tiny flaw. There's no light to indicate if the unit is on or not just a sliding switch so it is very easy to accidentally leave on. If you go this route you may want to consider setting the Ricoh up so that it is easy to change out the AAA battery.
Thanks again, Daniel for suggested the setup.
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