Extending USB cabling

  hssutton 16:53 02 Nov 2010
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is it possible to extend a USB cable beyond 5 metres ?.

Idealy I want a length of 15m. I want to site my DSLR camera in my garden to shoot some time lapse photos, controlling the camera from my desktop.

Obviously any connections must be waterproof.

  bremner 16:58 02 Nov 2010
  hssutton 17:18 02 Nov 2010

Thanks Bremner, a search had found out the 5m limit, but I missed the bit about "hubs"

  BT 17:33 02 Nov 2010

How about something like this

click here

  wjrt 17:53 02 Nov 2010

click here

could be worth giving them a ring as they seem to do other methods as well

  wjrt 17:58 02 Nov 2010

google for "self amalgamating tape"

  wiz-king 18:12 02 Nov 2010

Or here click here

  hssutton 21:23 02 Nov 2010

Thanks for the info, will pop into Maplins.

  john bunyan 21:27 02 Nov 2010

I hesitate to suggest alternatives to a camera expert, but what about wireless triggering, like this ir others?
click here

  woodchip 22:36 02 Nov 2010

You can get USB extender Cables that let you go over 5m

  hssutton 09:56 03 Nov 2010

John I already have wireless triggering and software (supplied by Canon on their software disc)

At the moment I am using a laptop/DSLR from my shed to take photos of plants and birds, but it's getting a little cold, so need a longer USB cable, then I can work from the comfort of my desktop.

"Liveview" has really opened up a new world for photography.

wjrt no need to google as I have a large roll of self amalgamating tape.

A trip to Maplins should solve my problem.

Many thank to all for the info.

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