View Full Version : Disk lock or T-Lock Linhof shutter cable release ?
I'm ordering a cable shutter release and wanted to know what is the difference between disk & T-lock cable release shutters ? Does it make any difference which one I use on the Fuji GW690III ? Thanks for ant advice as usual.
For just tripping the shutter, I like either style. If I want to hold the shutter open, the disc lock works automatically and reliably; whereas, the t-lock has to be screwed down firmly after the shutter is open, which can vibrate the camera—if not locked firmly, the shutter will close.
Disc lock cable release:
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It doesn't make any difference on the camera, only on which one you want to use (as explained above).
Its a matter of choice I think. I had always used the T-lock (I didn't know that was what it was called, and always thought of it as a screw-lock). Recently I got a disk-lock with an ebay purchase. Because I am used to it and making it work correctly, I still prefer the T-lock, but don't see anything wrong with the disk-lock once you know how to ensure it works.
As mentioned the disk lock is safer against causing vibration. With the disk lock you there are 2 positions the disc can rest in. One is for continuous shotting and does not lock the plunger in. The other is for bulb setting and locks the plunger when you depress it in. The positions are selected by twisting the disk.Some of them can easily slip into the "Lock" position which can be a drag. Buy a good high quality one and you will be stoked.
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