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Subject:	Hacking Point & Shoot Cameras
Sent:	Friday, December 30, 2011 19:21:46
From:	Ron Harries (
I have tried, probably a dozen times, to remove the lens from point and
shoot cameras in order to use them for astrophotography. It has worked
about 10% of the time on old cameras. However, when disconnecting the
ribbon cable to the lens on some of the better P & S cameras like Nikon
Coolpix, the camera will totally shut down.

Can you or anybody tell me, and others, how this can be avoided.

Ron Harries
Salmon Arm, BC

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