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    Default Shutter release cable any use?

    Thinking if I should get this... Is it useful?
    Those who have it, what do you use it for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Thinking if I should get this... Is it useful?
    Those who have it, what do you use it for?
    its useful only when you know when/where/what to use it for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Thinking if I should get this... Is it useful?
    Those who have it, what do you use it for?
    There are 2 types of shutter release cable. Full mechanic one and the other one is electric type like switch type.

    You should know first which one your camera can use it or you will in the wrong buy.

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    The purpose of Shutter release cable is to prevent hand shake blur due to hand pressing motion that cause slight camera shake, therefore Shutter release cable should be used when the camera is mounted on tripot.

    For DSLR, I will go for IR remote shutter release.

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    It depends on which camera you use. Not all DSLRs have IR remote release.

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    yes, especially when I mount camera on tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Thinking if I should get this... Is it useful?
    Those who have it, what do you use it for?
    I use it to strangle little animals.

    Get it if you need it. How do you know if you need it? Look at your shots taken when the camera is mounted on a tripod, does there appear to be camera shake? Because pressing the shutter release button may shake / move the camera.
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    Definitely useful! Very useful when taking fireworks when using bulb mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I use it to strangle little animals.

    Get it if you need it. How do you know if you need it? Look at your shots taken when the camera is mounted on a tripod, does there appear to be camera shake? Because pressing the shutter release button may shake / move the camera.
    Aiyah.. the mirror slap induces more vibration than my finger pressing the button lah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    Definitely useful! Very useful when taking fireworks when using bulb mode.
    What if I shoot fireworks handheld? One hand hold the lens, the other hand hold the cable release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    What if I shoot fireworks handheld? One hand hold the lens, the other hand hold the cable release?


    when shooting fireworks/nite landscape wif camera mouted on tripod and shooting in bulb mode..u have to press and hold onto the shutter release button for the required duration..which can cause camera shake over prolong period..cable release is for avoiding this situation..most cable release has a lock feature which works exactly like holding onto the shutter release
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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    you can use it to tie stuff
    or as a whip

    maybe for fishing?

    def useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    you can use it to tie stuff
    or as a whip

    maybe for fishing?

    def useful
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    when shooting fireworks/nite landscape wif camera mouted on tripod and shooting in bulb mode..u have to press and hold onto the shutter release button for the required duration..which can cause camera shake over prolong period..cable release is for avoiding this situation..most cable release has a lock feature which works exactly like holding onto the shutter release
    Alamak.. forgot to stop down the aperture.. the firework continuously firing for 20s.. everything over exposed.. Or the button lock jammed (it did happened to my MC-DC1 before).
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 28th June 2007 at 11:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    aiyoh..must so openly tell ppl abt ur SM fetish..
    aiyah not that open mah, but now you tell them our ECA already

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Aiyah.. the mirror slap induces more vibration than my finger pressing the button lah!
    haha lah! Don't cry.
    But I'm sure you use it in conjunction with mirror luck up? :O

    Also, don't strap your mobile phone to the camera, it will vibrate when someone calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    haha lah! Don't cry.
    But I'm sure you use it in conjunction with mirror luck up? :O

    Also, don't strap your mobile phone to the camera, it will vibrate when someone calls.
    Haha.. no M-up function on D70s. Now I see why Nikon hasn't implemented a phone-camera yet.. It can be quite disturbing if someone calls you during a bulb shot and you set the phone to silent vibration mode...

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    besides the cable release, can use the timer function in concunction with the mirror lockup to eliminate camera shake on a tripod?

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    besides the cable release, can use the timer function in concunction with the mirror lockup to eliminate camera shake on a tripod?
    "eliminate" is not the correct word to use here
    should be "reduce the chance of"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Haha.. no M-up function on D70s. Now I see why Nikon hasn't implemented a phone-camera yet.. It can be quite disturbing if someone calls you during a bulb shot and you set the phone to silent vibration mode...
    And then the sms appears in the exif. I don't think I've seen a phone with a tripod-mount yet, but they are getting pretty advanced these days!
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