View Full Version : Lubricating a shutter release cable

31-Mar-2008, 10:18
I have an older shutter release cable that is getting a bit sticky. I did a search here but didn't find any mention of an appropriate lubricant for such a situation. Anyone have an idea? I think that a paraffin lubricant (one that dries) like used on bicycle cables would be good.

Mark Tweed
31-Mar-2008, 14:09
I had a long 24" cable release that, like yours, was becoming less responsive. I shot a light spritz of spray silicon (using the nifty red tube that comes with these spray lubricants) into both ends, and with a little action on the plunger it now works like new. The silicon won't attract dust or become gummy.

give it a try,