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    Ok, we all know all cameras' shutter button are activated by pushing it down. Would it be more effective/comfortable/helpful if the shutter button is activated by pushing it towards yrself??Ie Button positioned on grip. Comments pls.

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    I'm not sure if I really get what you mean but the current design suits me fine.

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    i also dunno wat he means, lol.

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    Imagine pressing the shutter button wif yr middle finger on the grip.

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    Originally posted by kongg
    Imagine pressing the shutter button wif yr middle finger on the grip.
    Ok tried it. Still prefer the current design. I find that there tend to be more camera movement if I use the middle finger. The current design has a smooth flow of action. Acting with gravity I think.

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    Default Re: Shutter button position

    Originally posted by kongg
    Ok, we all know all cameras' shutter button are activated by pushing it down. Would it be more effective/comfortable/helpful if the shutter button is activated by pushing it towards yrself??Ie Button positioned on grip. Comments pls.
    Quite a few Medium Format camera brackets (read grips) use a system like you're proposing, as do some of the larger light brackets, except they use a 'trigger' or push button that protrudes a way. Works well with heavy gear.
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    Default Re: Shutter button position

    Originally posted by kongg
    Ok, we all know all cameras' shutter button are activated by pushing it down. Would it be more effective/comfortable/helpful if the shutter button is activated by pushing it towards yrself??Ie Button positioned on grip. Comments pls.
    it's very funny that u mention it, cos i was just thinking of the same mechanism today while shooting......

    seems to me it might cut down on camera shake due to stabbing at the shutter button
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    it was diagonal in some cameras right?
    so was the grip... I remember some Samurai big compact had a 45' bino look...
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    Default Re: Re: Shutter button position

    Originally posted by Red Dawn


    it's very funny that u mention it, cos i was just thinking of the same mechanism today while shooting......

    seems to me it might cut down on camera shake due to stabbing at the shutter button
    Oh man! You are not supposed to STAB the shutter button, you are supposed to gently [i]squeeze[i] it. Combined with holding of your breath, proper bracing and a Leica M, you can get shutter speeds of 1/8s on a 50mm. And maybe 1/4 with a 35mm. And if you have IS, you can probably do 1-6s......


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    Red Dawn.....it also occurred to me that it MIGHT reduce camera shake in this way.

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    I have been thinking about this similar question for some time...
    Actually its more about the egornomics of the shutter + grip.
    I believe pressing the shutter release button also cause camera shake.
    The current shutter button position is fine; trigger by downward action of index finger.
    However for the grip; instead of a 90 degree vertical column, perhaps shaping it at 45 degree would be more comfortable.
    Imagine it as holding a pistol/rifle grip, barrel pointing up.

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    How if the shutter button is replaced with voice recognition command? The shake due to pressing the shutter button will gone forever.....

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