View Full Version : soft or hard?

back alley
12-21-2004, 19:53
inspired from recent post...

12-21-2004, 21:05
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.

12-22-2004, 00:43
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


Brian Sweeney
12-22-2004, 01:48
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.

12-22-2004, 02:05
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, 02:12
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.

12-22-2004, 02:18
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.

12-22-2004, 03:55
Who was it (Mae West?) that said,
" A good man is hard to find, but a hard man is good to find,"?

12-22-2004, 04:40
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. :)

12-22-2004, 05:42
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.

12-22-2004, 05:57
"Football" as in "soccer" or as in "american football"? :)

12-22-2004, 16:53
Oh football as in soccer, Remy. I'm from England - only moved here after university... :)

12-22-2004, 20:20
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)

12-22-2004, 21:13
Real subtle, Rob. Subtle as a sledgehammer. :)