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?