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    Need a good cable release

    My cheap Chinese ones keep breaking, suprise suprise, and I need to know of a good brand or place to procure, who do I turn to?

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    Gepe is a good brand with a wide selection, I like short cloth ones with disc locks and rotating threads myself.

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    Re: Need a good cable release

    I have been using a Nikon AR-3, a Linhoff, and just got a Gepe from Fred at the View Camera Store. I have had the Nikon the longest, very well made, and I bought a second one as a spare a little while back when I noticed that they where still made in Japan. The Nikon is probably my favorite. The Linhoff came with a camera I bought and is also very nice but to expensive for me to buy new. No doubt the Linhoff will last a long time. The Gepe is my most recent and is very well made and heavy duty, works especiallly well on the body release on my Speed Graphic. The Gepe is made in Germany and I feel it will also last for a long time.

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    Re: Need a good cable release

    I like Gepes. They've got a nice long throw that fires my double action shutters such as Ilex Universals.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.

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    Re: Need a good cable release

    Great thanks very much
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    A great source for German made cable releases is Gebrueder Schreck:
    http://www.drahtauslöser.com/ESITE/

    They are shipping world-wide for less than 10 Euros.

    I own a couple of their releases and especially like the professional version:
    http://www.xn--drahtauslser-djb.com/...opE&frame=_top

    If I am not mistaken, I believe they are actually producing cable releases for some of the major camera makers and accessory brands.

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    Re: Need a good cable release

    Valdecus is right. These are by far the best ones I`ve ever had. Three months ago I bought from them and received the shipment in 4 days (Spain).
    The Professional ones fit just right in the linhof anatomical grip of the Technika.

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    Re: Need a good cable release

    That is the Gepe Profi Release

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    Re: Need a good cable release

    The best one I've used is the Ebony. Made by the people who make the Ebony cameras.
    I'm sure your local Ebony dealer can get you one.
    I have one on each of my lenses.

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