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Marilou Olejniczak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2004
 

shutter release cable


Does any one know where I can get a decent shutter release cable for my Fuji S2 Pro? I did have one that I got from Ritz Camera, just generic, but it never seemed to fit well(was hard to get it screwed in right)and now it sticks horribly!


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9/25/2006 2:09:02 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  My own preference for Linhof cable releases, less than 14", assuming your S2 uses a standard cable release fitting on the camera and not a plunger-type release or something fancy. This also assumes you didn't inadvertently strip the threads out on the camera side of the release. If so, that's a job for a repair shop or fuji to replace the fitting.

BTW, Ritz is ok when you're looking for a port in a photographic storm. Like if you suddenly find yourself out of lens tissue. For every day stuff, like releases, film, supplies, and other accessories, I like B&H. They're extremely reliable and have excellent pricing.

Here's a link to a Linhof release at B&H. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Right? ;>)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=31283&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

Take it light.
Mark


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9/25/2006 6:58:01 PM

 
Marilou Olejniczak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2004
  Thanks for the link and help! I never knew about B&H when I bought some of my first accessories, hence Ritz!

Marilou


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9/26/2006 3:50:19 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  My pleasure. BTW, you don't need a long release cable. Even one several inches will do to just eliminate the hand to camera contact that causes camera shake.

Also, while we're on the subject, using pre-exposure mirror lock-up, if your camera has that feature, helps prevent camera shake as well at slower shutter speeds. :>)

M.


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9/26/2006 10:58:08 AM

 
Marilou Olejniczak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2004
  I've heard of pre-exposure lockup, I'm pretty sure that mine doesn't have it. I did have a long cable and still didn't like the results as I think from holding it gave some camera shake. So a short one will do.

Thanks for your help I appreciate it!!


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9/26/2006 11:53:30 AM

 
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