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2.5 mm jack or 5 pin mini-din connectors may be used:

Pin of
2.5mm jack

Pin of
Signal Description
GROUND (3) 5 GND Ground
R (2) 1 +Vdc +5...8 volt, depending on model and battery used
L (1) 4 LANC  
  3 Switch Connect Pin 3 to GND for >140 ms to power on
  2 CTL  


3 pin stereo plug connector layout
3 pin stereo plug connector
5 pin mini-din connector layout
5 pin mini-din connector
According to 6 reports in our database (3 positive and 1 negative) this pinout should be correct.

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Sony LANC interface visual pinout:
Sony LANC interface diagram
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Source(s) of this and additional information: LANC insight
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