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inspired from recent post...
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.
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 :))
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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.
I don't know if I want to jump in on this one, are you sure he is talking about shutter releases?
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.
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.
Who was it (Mae West?) that said,
" A good man is hard to find, but a hard man is good to find,"?
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. :)
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.
"Football" as in "soccer" or as in "american football"? :)
Oh football as in soccer, Remy. I'm from England - only moved here after university... :)
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)
Real subtle, Rob. Subtle as a sledgehammer. :)
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