Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,650   Posts: 1,623,554   Online: 852
      
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 54
  1. #41

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    UK
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,123
    I jab at it angrily with a stiffened forefinger.

  2. #42

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,696
    Images
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    What he said.


    Well, maybe.
    By the time that checklist is walked through, the scene has changed or gone.

  3. #43
    MattKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    13,383
    Images
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Well, maybe.
    By the time that checklist is walked through, the scene has changed or gone.
    At first, you are right.

    But once the steps become ingrained as habit, the only parts that are slow are those that work because they are slow (e.g. unhurried breaths).
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

  4. #44
    bobwysiwyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI U.S.A.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,571
    Images
    3
    I know some have expressed distaste for them, but I aquired a pair of soft touch release buttons that screw into/onto the stock shutter release on my FE and FM years ago. I find them most useful in this regard. Cured my "stabbing" immediately.
    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

    Portfolio-http://apug.org/forums/portfolios.php?u=25518

  5. #45
    Diapositivo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Rome, Italy
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,844
    Quote Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
    I know some have expressed distaste for them, but I aquired a pair of soft touch release buttons that screw into/onto the stock shutter release on my FE and FM years ago. I find them most useful in this regard. Cured my "stabbing" immediately.
    Can anybody explain to me how the "soft touch" release button is made?
    I thought it was just something you screw on the release button to have a larger surface to press your finger on. In which sense is it "softer"?

    Or does it have some sort of probe activating the shutter like the one in a cable release? In that case maybe it is softer because there is a soft spring and no need to win the resistance of the camera shutter release which is probably a bit stiffer. Is it that?
    Fabrizio Ruggeri fine art photography site: http://fabrizio-ruggeri.artistwebsites.com
    Stock images at Imagebroker: http://www.imagebroker.com/#/search/ib_fbr

  6. #46

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,851
    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    Can anybody explain to me how the "soft touch" release button is made?
    I thought it was just something you screw on the release button to have a larger surface to press your finger on. In which sense is it "softer"?

    Or does it have some sort of probe activating the shutter like the one in a cable release? In that case maybe it is softer because there is a soft spring and no need to win the resistance of the camera shutter release which is probably a bit stiffer. Is it that?
    Soft touch is merely a large diameter button that increases the area your fingertip contacts. It screws into the cable release threads.

  7. #47
    Diapositivo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Rome, Italy
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,844
    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Soft touch is merely a large diameter button that increases the area your fingertip contacts. It screws into the cable release threads.
    OK but then, why is it called "soft"? It shouldn't make the shutter release any softer, should it? What usefulness can it provide in real use?
    Fabrizio Ruggeri fine art photography site: http://fabrizio-ruggeri.artistwebsites.com
    Stock images at Imagebroker: http://www.imagebroker.com/#/search/ib_fbr

  8. #48

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,851
    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    OK but then, why is it called "soft"? It shouldn't make the shutter release any softer, should it? What usefulness can it provide in real use?
    Marketing.

    I got one with one of my bodies, found it awkward and prone to snagging on things, so don't use it. There's an analogous accessory for guns called a "trigger shoe".

    If you like them, if they make the shutter button feel better to you, then they're a good thing. I do use a trigger shoe on one of my guns, a rebarreled Mauser with a very narrow trigger - it gives a better feel for when it breaks.

  9. #49
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,940
    Images
    344
    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    OK but then, why is it called "soft"? It shouldn't make the shutter release any softer, should it? What usefulness can it provide in real use?
    I had a thread about this and after Matt King’s post I decided to try one. My opinion is currently out on these at the moment, as it certainly makes it easier to press the shutter, even by accident (nothing soft about it). But can’t yet decide if I prefer it. Time will tell.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  10. #50
    MattKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    13,383
    Images
    60
    The "soft touch" accessory changes the geometry of the process of releasing the shutter. Some people find that it allows them to gently "roll" their finger over the release + accessory, rather than having to push the release, and for them that is better.

    In my case, because the release is now taller, it permits me to use my low-dexterity right hand to take the photo.

    Unfortunately, I have no end of trouble with a couple of my cameras - the accessory releases won't stay on, and I lose them!
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin