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Not sure if this is common knowledge but I have a Sankyo XL320 Super 8 camera that uses an "electronic remote" as opposed to a cable release. I don't have one but I did have luck using a wired remote from a panasonic vhs camcorder from the late 80s. Plugged it in and turned the camera to "R-L" (run lock?) and the remote worked perfectly. I'm not a fan of trigger only cameras as they tend to wobble a bit when you pull or release them on a tripod. Anyway if you're lucky enough like me to have or know of an old panasonic camcorder lying around and your camera uses the same type of wired remote give it a shot.

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I've got a whole schwack of Sankyos, the em-40xl has been getting a lot of use lately..

I was curious about the remote jack on this thing.


I recently built one of these for use with a modular synth:



but it dawned on me that the pulse output could probably also trigger the sankyo.


anybody know anything about the REM jack on some of these Sankyo models?

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clarification needed there..

I'd like to use that little intervalometer with some of the other Sankyo's I've got kickin around.. ES-44XL and XL-420 which don't have built-in intervalometers, but have remote jacks.

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poking around on the forum a little more I think I found the answer..


The pinout on that remote is:

sleeve = common

ring = focus

tip = shutter



so it's a simple switch trigger... no external voltage nec..

cool cool.

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