My Mamiya 645 doesn't get on well with cable releases...

I had the same cheapy one for years when using my Nikon....

I got a beater Mamiya 645 and the destruction began...

When carrying the 645 around on the tripod I usually lock off the shutter release so I don't fire off pictures of the ground/sky. After setting up a shot, I forget to unlock the shutter and press the cable release which 9 times out of ten destroys it! (One day I'm gunna learn that if there's any resistance.. stop pushing on it!!&#33

After a couple of 5 buck cheapo ones, I decided to buy a $70 (Aussie dollars BTW) super duper one.... 2nd day using it... oops... broke that too!

I'm back to $5 ones...