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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    "eliminate" is not the correct word to use here
    should be "reduce the chance of"
    dependent of situations.

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    A shutter release cable is also good for situations when you want to trigger the camera at a range where you need to set up the camera and tripod away from your hiding location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    A shutter release cable is also good for situations when you want to trigger the camera at a range where you need to set up the camera and tripod away from your hiding location.
    Then it'll be better to get one that's longer in length to 'ambush' your subject.


    Better still, get an IR one!

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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?
    if you dont know what it is best for, then you don't need it.

    first an foremost, how often do you use your tripod, if it's less that 1/2, then probably you don't need it ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    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!
    Use a manfrotto clamp. But don't over tighten.. you'll crush the phone.. But then.. no self timer.. no cable release... Maybe can solder one out myself..

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    I find cable release most useful is for shooting long exposures (>30s) at lowlight conditions and for shooting star trails at night (1hr+)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Use a manfrotto clamp. But don't over tighten.. you'll crush the phone.. But then.. no self timer.. no cable release... Maybe can solder one out myself..
    Show me the mod when it's done

    Shutter release cable can also be used to whip people
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    seldom used equipment but good to have in your bag when needed.

    i use mine for fireworks and macro shoot.

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    I use mine so that I can interact with the subject easier.

    *whip whip*
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    Show me the mod when it's done

    Shutter release cable can also be used to whip people
    Haha.. I think no point doing lah.. The image from my N70 is quite crappy anyway.

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    If you're planning to do long-exposure shots on a tripod with the assistance of a shutter release, I think it would be a waste of money to get this.

    What you can do instead is to set your shutter to "self timer" and use mirror lockup as well. Camera shake is greatly reduced this way.
    Last edited by mysum; 29th June 2007 at 06:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysum View Post
    If you're planning to do long-exposure shots on a tripod with the assistance of a shutter release, I think it would be a waste of money to get this.

    What you can do instead is to set your shutter to "self timer" and use mirror lockup as well. Camera shake is greatly reduced this way.
    Can you do bulb mode with the self-timer ?

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    Default Re: Shutter release cable any use?

    I think in many cameras, the bulb mode requires you to hold the shutter. I have never tried bulb mode with the self-timer before though. Does it work? Since your shutter is no longer held on...

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    Woops! I don't have that feature on my A710IS so I guess I missed that point.

    Oh well at least it'll work for non-bulb long exposure modes.

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