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Atari Remote Shutter for Canon DSLR cameras

posted May 26, 2010, 7:10 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated May 26, 2010, 7:20 AM ]
Well, what do you know?  Apparently, there are fans of old school Atari who are also professional photographers.  I'm not sure who or what a "Thiago Avancini" is, but I'm going to assume he's a really cool photographer.  He figured out the pin-outs on the classic Atari joystick, then built an interface between it and his camera.  He assures us that the joystick was not harmed in this operation.  There's also a video of this thing in action available on the site.

Oh, some might ask "Why do you need a remote shutter for a camera, anyway?"  Sometimes, it's useful to set the camera on a tripod or just a convenient shelf, then take multiple shots of the scene, or maybe change a single element between shoots.  The remote shutter lets you take pictures without having to go all the way back to the camera for every shot.  Also, I'm told that the really professional guys don't like that tiny shake you introduce into the picture from actually touching the camera to trip the shutter.