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Member Since 14 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2012 12:44 PM

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In Topic: DIY housings- Working on waterproof buttons

18 March 2012 - 06:19 AM

Hello Ross,

Here is an idea for you. Make your pistol grip out of acrylic, then embed a magnetic reed switch inside the acrylic. A sliding thumb-activated button with a magnet inside would close your switch when you slide the magnet over the reed switch.

I have used this setup on home made strobes and it works perfectly.

There are magnetic reed switches that are normally closed or normally open; you would choose the right one for your application.

Good luck,


Hello Barry,
Thanks for the reply! this sounds like a good idea! however, the pistol grip is detachable from the housing so i can attach a Pole grip, to get a much higher angle while shooting surfing and to make a long pole grip out of acrylic could prove fatal to my camera, also, could this switch work in 3 stages? Neutral> autofocus> sutter release...



In Topic: DIY Housing ideas

14 March 2012 - 03:41 AM

Hello there, for the Lens port, acrylic works very very well, it is unbelievably clear and more so, much stronger than glass... I have build a fibreglas surf housing before and I used a piece of 10mm acrylic for the port...