When using a SBIG CWF-8 and/or an AO-7, one of the things you have to deal with is how to manage the AO-7/CFW-8/ST-X cabling. To use it, as it comes, the DB-9 to RJ-12 converter has no place to be mounted or securely tied down. I found this to be a problem at times and did the following to have better control over that connection.
|Here is the problem. No way to keep the converter from flopping around.||My particular solution uses velcro, the universal holder. First, trace the outline of the converter on a piece of velcro. Then cut it out and attach one side to the back of the camera.|
|Next attach the other side of the cut out velcro to the converter.||Now, attach the converter to the back of the camera, and the converter will be held in place.|
|By positioning the velcro as shown, the converter will be in-line with the camera connection.||The next thing that must be modified is the actual ribbon cable that comes from the AO-7.|
|As you can see, the current locations of the DB-9 connectors are not spaced far enough apart to allow the connection to be made.||I took the one connector off and repositioned it on the ribbon cable and all worked as advertised. The final solution was to show this to SBIG and they made up a new cable (shown) that fits very nicely. Problem solved !!|