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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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LANC Jack

The tip of my LANC jack snapped off. Wikipedia says its a 2.5mm jack.
http://pinouts.ru/DigitalCameras/sony_lanc_pinout.shtml

Should I be able replace it with a 2.5mm stereo jack which is used for audio? I can save myself a lot of money, by cutting the existing cable and soldering it on.
I'd rather get a $3 for 2.5mm stereo jack
http://www.amazon.com/2-5mm-3-5mm-Female-Stereo-Adapter/dp/B001078FV8/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279837852&sr=8-11
B&H sells the Varizoom cable but its $25 with shipping.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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I've read of others doing it OK. They must be cheap brass, how did it happen?
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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Should be able to pick one up at the local Radio Shack, and yes, it's a standard stereo miniplug, just be sure you don't get the slightly larger 1/8"...
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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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I've read of others doing it OK. They must be cheap brass, how did it happen?
I bought it off ebay for a second camera and I can't remember if it came that way or I did it the very first time I used it. I've plugged in my other lanc remote hundreds of times without it ever happening. I have no way to be sure whether it came that way but in a dark theater and the camera is mounted high on a tripod and your using feel to reach up, find the right jack and push it in. Since there is no tip broken off in the lanc jack in the camera I think it must have come that way.
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