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    What's the plural of cable release?

    Is it cable releases or cables release?

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    Cable releases. Cable is describing what kind of release. You pluralize the noun.

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher D. Keth View Post
    Cable releases. Cable is describing what kind of release. You pluralize the noun.
    Technically true. But the answer here is "confusion" because you can't easily tell which release is going to trip the shutter

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    Cablus Releasi

    Always go to the Latin root. Ha ha ha ha ha

    Now where did I put all those cable releases? Grin.

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    The proper plural of "cable release" is "pain in the ass."

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    Release cables.

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    Cabeli releasi

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    david,
    wouldn't that be pains in the ass?

    erie

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    It's obviously cables release, but make sure you use an apostrophe (to denote that it is plural):

    cable's release.

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    Re: What's the plural of cable release?

    Wouldn't a cable's release potentially gum up the shutter mechanism?

    I vote for GPS's solution which avoids the problem altogether.

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