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    Shutter release reccomendations

    Ive now had two shutter release cables from B&H both 20 plus inches long and neither of them will trigger my lenses...............when you push in the plunger ~2 inches only 1/2 inch will pop out of the other end
    Can someone recommend something that they use and it works/?

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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    I have a 36"+ Gepe vinyl (from B&H) and it gives me about an inch at the end, when released. Also, it has a lock and it feels solid.

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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    I’ve always had “problems “ with long releases. They need to be fairly straight, not coiled or curved, to work well. Experiment with that in mind to see if it alleviates the binding that you are experiencing. Or do like me... 6 to 12 inch cable releases.

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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    Why don't you call B&H and ask them?

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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    As mentioned, some (most?) work better when straight, plus others are adjustable at the bottom (and top?). Perhaps yours is and you don't know it. Plus, some come loose at the top or bottom and that can be the cause.

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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    I've always liked the flexibility and suppleness of cloth-covered releases - but most of these have seemed plagued by very short lifespans...furthermore tending to fail at rather inopportune moments. Then someone mentioned that I should try Pentax (20") cloth releases. I must say that they are extremely well made...and now I've got them attached to all of my lenses!

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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    I just bought one of these from Gebr. Schreck Feinmechanik
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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    Ive now had two shutter release cables from B&H both 20 plus inches long and neither of them will trigger my lenses...............when you push in the plunger ~2 inches only 1/2 inch will pop out of the other end
    Can someone recommend something that they use and it works/?

    Neil
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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    I own Gepe cloth covered cables and Prontor cables. Prontors, you will have to find on the used market. Both are long throw and will work with my Ilex shutters.

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