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back alley
12-21-2004, 20:53
inspired from recent post...

RML
12-21-2004, 22:05
Yes, I do use a soft release both on the M2 and the CL. I would use one on the Bessa L and R as well but I don't have any spare soft releases lying about. And at $15 each from Stephen Gandy, they're not quite cheap.

taffer
12-22-2004, 01:43
Yep, I use my poor student softies mainly on the Canon 7 where they make a world of difference. I find very comfortable to shoot not with the tip of my index finger but with the joint zone between the two last sections (sorry, hard to find words for it :))

You can find some more info here

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=932&highlight=soft+release

Brian Sweeney
12-22-2004, 02:48
I use Nikon AR-1 Soft Releases on my Nikon F2 and F cameras with metering heads. The "soft release" extends the release into a more comfortable position.

On other cameras, the Leica's, Nikon RF's, Retina's, and Canon's: I find the camera's original release quite comfortable.

rover
12-22-2004, 03:05
I don't know if I want to jump in on this one, are you sure he is talking about shutter releases?

Brian Sweeney
12-22-2004, 03:12
Well, I thought about that. I decided that EVERYONE knew what an AR-1 was and that would keep everyones mind out of the gutter.

rover
12-22-2004, 03:18
6am, it takes me a little while to get out of the gutter.

Well, I guess I will vote, I am a hard man.

I have a softie, but I don't like it. Not a good idea on a Bessa R, the battery will drain if the shutter button is touched, and I can take it or leave it on my other cameras.

FrankS
12-22-2004, 04:55
Who was it (Mae West?) that said,
" A good man is hard to find, but a hard man is good to find,"?

Biber
12-22-2004, 05:40
No. It would be nice to try one though. It has happened that I've mistaken the shutter speed dial for the release on my M4-P when I'm wearing gloves and am in a hurry, the extra height might help with that. :)

peter_n
12-22-2004, 06:42
In football a clogger is known as a "hard man". I was a creative when I played but in camera terms I'm a clogger. As I pointed out in the other thread I'm worried about the camera firing in the bag or inadvertently in some other way.

RML
12-22-2004, 06:57
"Football" as in "soccer" or as in "american football"? :)

peter_n
12-22-2004, 17:53
Oh football as in soccer, Remy. I'm from England - only moved here after university... :)

rbiemer
12-22-2004, 21:20
I would've picked"not yet" were that a choice. I like the ones on Mr. Gandy's web site but they are a little pricey. I have put out some subtle hints to my near and dear(I printed the page amd magneted it to a few refridgerators)
Rob

RML
12-22-2004, 22:13
Real subtle, Rob. Subtle as a sledgehammer. :)