Canon Hack: Shutter Release for Canon DSLR

Here’s a nice and simple guide on how you can make your own shutter release for your Canon DSLR cameras. Materials and tools that you’ll need:


(1) One – 3/32” Stereo Audio Plug (MUST BE STEREO, NOT MONO)
(2) One – Small Toggle Switch
(3) Two – Momentary Switches (SET TO OPEN)
(4) Wire – Small Gauge Insulated wire w/ at least 3 insulated wires within the main outer insulation. (I used 20’ basic telephone wire and only used 3 of the 4 wires in it.) (length depends on how long you would like your shutter release to reach.)
(5) Wire – Small gauge scrap wire, for wiring switches
(6) One – Project housing or Something to mount your switches on



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4 Responses to “Canon Hack: Shutter Release for Canon DSLR”

  1. Nicholas Bodley says:

    Very nice to know that this can be done! Thanks!

    The illustration calls the plug a jack — that’s simply weird. It’s a plug, folks. A jack is a socket that the plug fits into. Would be nice to correct this, because it looks so odd.

  2. ed says:

    Where are you from with that accent?
    I’m from Kent, man!

  3. Nils says:

    If you don’t wan’t to solder the tiny 3/32″ audio plug you could buy a stereo 3/32″ to 3/32″ cable and a 3/32″ stereo socket.

  4. sagar says:

    hey i really want to thanx to the uploder,
    im from india. hey dude you have my saved Rs.1600 ($33.35) of that original canon cable shutter release. ive made my own shutter release in just Rs.150 ($3.12), i didnt got the 3/32 jack instesd i used a standard 3.5mm audio jack & converted to 2.5mm jack by a converter.

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