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    Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    I just purchased a Mamiya 645 AFD11 and Leaf Aptus 22 Back. Can you recommend a Cable release so I can minimize movement on a tripod. Thank you. rollsman

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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    I would start with the Mamiya release, it comes in coiled or straight.

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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    I agree with Paul - and would get the longer one because it's much harder to lose! (I've lost the short one several times.)
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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    Thanks for the advice on buying the long one,

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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    Just bear in mind that the long cable release is LONG ... I have to coil up mine otherwise it's pretty unmanageable. Personally I've never had a problem with losing the cables but it always pays to just have a spare. I keep mine separate from each other so that I can only lose one at a time
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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    I have the looooong cable release and as Graham says it is very long. On the DF (not sure how the setup is on the AFDII) I find pluging in the cable release not to be the most userfriendly thing to do especially out in the field. You have to take out a substantially recessed rubber cover which is not tethered to the body in any way and easy to lose.

    I find my self using a mechanical release from my Leica M9 most often. It's 3 feet long and works like a charm with MUP. It simply screws into the shutter release button. YMMV.

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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    The electromagnetic cable release isn't cheap, imo--- which keeps me from losing mine! I've owned both and prefer the shorter 1M coiled one. The longer one is not coiled and at 5M makes it a bit harder to pack. You can see/buy both versions here: http://www.captureintegration.com/store/bodies/

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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    Jagsiva, I use the mechanical release on my M9 too - but not with MUP!!

    I store my Mamiya release in a bundle actually held on to one of my Gitzo legs with a rubber band.

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    Re: Recommend A Cable Release For Mamiya 645

    Quote Originally Posted by jagsiva View Post
    On the DF (not sure how the setup is on the AFDII) I find pluging in the cable release not to be the most userfriendly thing to do especially out in the field. You have to take out a substantially recessed rubber cover which is not tethered to the body in any way and easy to lose.
    Too true. I bought a clutch of those covers and typically just leave it off my DF & AFD II. I'll put one back on if I know that I'm going to be out in the rain but otherwise I find it's just easier to leave it off. Somewhere I've got a number of those things hiding like pocket lint in various camera bags ...

    CI has a very handy link on their website where you can buy these rubber replacements. Ditto for your Phase One MFDB rubber covers too! (Don't ask )
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