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So, I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or not, maybe it is, but I thought I would share because I couldn't find anything last year when I was looking. I have a Jack-In-The-Box from Spirit that I wanted to be able to remotely trigger, but the only option I could find was a mat, or the "Try Me" buttons, neither of which suited me. The button might have been ok, but it's so short that it it wasn't going to work for what I needed. On a whim, I tried my remote shutter release for my camera, and it worked like a charm.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RS-60E3-Rem...on-EOS-Rebel-Pentax-DSLR-Camera-/170803957837

They're less than $5, and for another couple bucks you can get 25' of extension, which is what I used.

Anyway, I'm getting ready for this years haunted house, which got me thinking of it, and I thought I'd share in case someone found themselves in the same position I did last year.

Here is the room I used it in. I didn't even use the full 25', but it's nice to know I could have if I wanted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVGW8t3_yAk

-Nick
 

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Thats a great idea, will have to pick up a couple of these. I am not seeing the extension anywhere, any chance you can post that link also?!?
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Sure. These are what I bought

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MF27BEE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009UELEA2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

I think most releases are 2.5mm, so you'll need the adapter, or a 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable that is long enough. I couldn't find one, so I just used the adapter. I didn't have any issues.

This is the release I purchased, which apparently isn't available anymore,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008YG1EBG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

But as long as it has a 2.5mm or 3.5mm out, it should work the same regardless. I know a lot of them have micro USB or similar. Just make sure you don't buy one of those.

Glad to find out it was useful information for someone! I was psyched when it worked for me.
 
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