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    Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Dear friends,

    I am wondering you'd like to share what good quality shutter release cables you've been using, price, and where to buy them.

    Thank you,

    Pramote

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I got some really nice ones from Cambo. Don't recall the price but nothing exorbitant.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I've had three Cambo cable releases. I must be too hard on them. The first one died in a few months. The other two within hours. Something stretched and the plunger no longer reached far enough. They do thread nicely through the hand grip, and they're attractive, but I'd rather have an ugly release that's more robust. I now use something inexpensive from B&H.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Gepe: Threaded Cable releases | B&H Photo Video

    I got a red one on the theory that I'd be less likely to lose it.

    Don't forget that the threads on standard cables are tapered, while the threads on Copal shutters aren't

    If you search for "Libby adapter," you'll find a long thread about this.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks very much Steve, Matt and Peter! Great information.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I also vote for Gepe. I have the red ones also as they show up better in my bag.

    Best solution I have seen is the Alpa integrated shutter release but I don't think it works on anything but Alpa.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks Paul.
    What is the integrated shutter release?

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I've tried Gepe & it failed with in 2 months.

    I have two 30 inch Linhof cable releases.. one permanently attached to a specific lens & the other for all my other lenses. It's a bit more expensive, but the build is solid & they work flawlessly.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I'd recommend those made by:

    http://www.drahtauslöser.com/ESITE/

    Have a couple of them - no problems at all.

    BTW: I'd buy bell-shaped handles. I have both types but the former is more convenient.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I've been using Gepe cables for several years with no problems. Picked up a colored one since I kept losing the black.
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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks very much Don, Chris and Greg.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Landscapelover View Post
    Dear friends,

    I am wondering you'd like to share what good quality shutter release cables you've been using, price, and where to buy them.

    Thank you,

    Pramote


    Pramote,

    We have the Alpa, the one that ships with the Kapture Group One Shot, the Gepe, and I think one more version.

    Which solution do you wish to use it with? Copal Shutter ? You have so many solutions is the only reason I ask, LOL.
    We could ship you one of each and you could decide which works best for your application.

    Cambo WRS requires a certain size to fit thru grip. Kapture Group release requires a certain throw distance to activate the One Shot mechanism.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Been using the Nikon AR3 release cables for the past 3-4 years and love them.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_Release.html

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Chris...You can't blame me. I've had 3 months off!
    I just want a simple solution. The one that's work and reliable. So I've used either "zero latency" or "P1 wake-up cable".
    I broke 2 Kapture one shot releases and no longer use it.
    You're the best, my friend.
    Thanks very much.
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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks very much Ed! I've missed pictures.
    I hope you've been doing well.

    Best regards,
    Pramote

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Another vote for the Nikon AR3. I've tried everything from Linhof, Gepe, Ebony and in the end I found myself going back to Nikon. I just wished they weren't black because I regularly lose them too but at least the Nikon's aren't expensive. (Tip - put yellow or red tape loop on the release - you can find it in the grass/dark/dirt when you drop it!)

    i hate locking releases but the Nikon ones seem to work well and won't inadvertently latch, which is my complaint with most others. The Ebony release is nice if you want one without a lock on it.
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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks for the Nikon AR3 tip - looks just the thing for my new lenses (60XL and 40HR). I keep one release and one Phase trigger cable on each lens as I find fiddling with tiny threads out in the wilds seriously tricky and time-consuming. For £80 total spend, it's not too expensive to have one per lens.


    Quote Originally Posted by Landscapelover View Post
    Dear friends,

    I am wondering you'd like to share what good quality shutter release cables you've been using, price, and where to buy them.

    Thank you,

    Pramote

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks very much Graham! Look like Gepe and Nikon AR3've the votes.

    Pramote

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I too have both the Nikon AR3 and the Ebony. They are both great but I use the Ebony just because I don't want a locking release. I used the Nikon for several years though; now it is my backup.

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks very much Dave. Pramote

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Only thing Leica I kept was the cable release and it is super smooth and very flexible....

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-Cable-...item51d25d74c7

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I favor the Ebony cables and have been using them since my 4x5" days. I like their feel and weight, and they work flawlessly.

    Ebony Cable Release 10"

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I pretty much exclusively used the Ebony releases too until about a year ago. I only transitioned to the Nikon AR3's for a few reasons - smoothness (Nikons seem a little less ratchety & dry), cost (< 50% replacement cost), and finally I got tired of having to put a dab of glue on the top ring of the Ebony releases which have a habit of unscrewing. I would definitely agree about the general feel and quality though - they are made from more durable materials vs plastic but that's also reflected in the price.
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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    Thanks very much Graham, Darr and jagsiva.
    I've always learnt something from GetDPI.
    Great information.

    Pramote

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    Re: Shutter release cable for technical camera

    I use different cable; one on each lens. Most are from Hama - bought via ebay for small money. Never had a problem with all of them (and I don't use them only for TC). But I'm only working with models they don't have a mechanism for bulb/fix it - I had one which has it - this has broken, too.
    The Originals from Cambo are still working, too, here.
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