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    Button Cable Release?

    Does someone make a very short cable release - short enough to be more like a shutter button then a cable? I have a handheld camera and don't want to fumble with a normal length cable or trip the shutter via the lever on the shutter.
    Kind of like a shutter button for a large format shutter lens.
    thanks!!

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    Alpa offers a shutter button attachment with the helicoid-mounted lenses for its Alpa 12-series cameras. But last I checked they didn't sell it separately, and I've not yet found another source.

    I'd be interested too if someone can figure out where to get these.

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    i will be another looking for it. I try to get it for my custom 6x9 graflex

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    Rollei made one for the Rolleicord. They turn up on ebay occasionally.

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    how about a soft release or mini soft release ?
    they are sold for leicas and other RFs .. and work very well.

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    This is what I was refering to - the silver thing that screws into the cable release in the 5 o'clock position relative to the taking lens (to get this one you might have to buy the whole camera... probably not a great investment!):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ROLLEICORD-Va-TY...3286.m63.l1177

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    Gepe has three 6" cable releases. One with no lock, one with a "T" lock and one with a Zeiss disk lock. They should be the shortest cable releases currently available.

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    If you go here...

    http://www.alpa.ch/index.php?path=products/cameras

    ...and click on one of the detail pictures of the Alpa 12 TC you can get a good look at the Alpa shutter release widget.

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    Check out the Softreleases here: http://rapidwinder.com/. I don't think this will work for a LF lens, but they're good for other cameras. If you do get one, Tom and Tuulikki are great folks to work with.

    Thanks for the link Oren... Now I have to mortgage my soul for an Alpa!

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    Re: Button Cable Release?

    Quote Originally Posted by wfwhitaker View Post
    Check out the Softreleases here: http://rapidwinder.com/. I don't think this will work for a LF lens, but they're good for other cameras.
    maybe with a gepe cable release adapter
    (the kind that one can use for a recessed lensboard)
    http://www.mpex.com/browse.cfm/4,1662.html
    screw the soft release into IT, and
    and secure the adapter to the lensboard with a piece of gaffer/masking tape
    might work ...

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