Questions tagged [shutter-release]

In photography the shutter-release button (sometimes just shutter release or shutter button) is a button found on many cameras, used to take a picture. When pressed, the shutter of the camera is "released", so that it opens to capture a picture, and then closes, allowing an exposure time as determined by the shutter speed setting (which may be automatic).

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My Nikon D90 releases half shutter, how do I fix it?

I have a Nikon D90 camera with DX lens. It started to give some trouble when taking pictures. When I set a focus and press the button to take it, it makes a single sound, but does not take a picture. ...
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Manual and Shutter Priority Mode Problem [duplicate]

I am using Nikon D5300 with AF-P NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens. When i try to take shot from manual and shutter priority model, the camera produce half shutte release sound and the image gets all while and ...
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Error:“Press Shutter Release Button Again” on Nikon D5300 [duplicate]

My D5300 with 18-140mm lens is having problem "Press Shutter Release Button Again"...as error message pops ups in AF mode....but in manual focus mode...the error is not there, but images are over-...
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Nikon D5100: How to keep Continuous shooting on between shots

There is an old-ish post about the continuous release mode, but it's not exactly what I am trying to achieve, and was wondering if something has been discovered since then. On my D5100, when I set ...
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Compatibility of modern shutter release cable with vintage Kodak No 1

I've inherited a vintage "No. 1 Pocket Kodak", a medium format folder from somewhere around 1930. The existing shutter release cable no longer works, as the braiding has split and the spring inside ...
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What are the downsides of the Olympus Anti-shock Shutter Release (electronic front curtain shutter) on the M10 Mark ii?

From what I understand this uses an electronic front curtain shutter, which I do not know how does it work. Does it present the same disadvantages as a regular electronic shutter? - which are: ...
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Will holding down a DSLR's built-in flash damage the pop-up mechanism?

I have someone at work that refuses to toggle the flash off of auto mode when taking pictures, but insists on holding the flash down with their thumb. Can this damage the mechanism that causes the ...
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My Nikon D50 refuses to take pictures after I disabled auto focus

I just got a second hand Nikon D50. This is first reflex camera I ever had. I am trying to take macro of an electrical component in relatively dark room. These are the settings on my top display: I ...
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How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization?

How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization? I have had the FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS for about two years now. I am very happy ...
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Shutter temporarily disables LCD screen

I have a Canon EOS 650D. It's a decent camera, but when using the live view, the shutter release triggers a blank LCD screen. I assume it's designed that way to hide the mechanism in action. Anyway ...
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How do I use a remote shutter trigger and radio flash triggers simultaneously?

I would like to shoot my Fuji X-T2 with Flashpoint remote shutter release and off-camera Yongnuo flashes and radio transmitters (622 series). I also have a YN600EX-RT I could link in. All components ...
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What is the shutter release delay for a 5D Mark III?

I want to build a sensor for my Canon EOS 5D III that automatically takes a picture whenever a lightning strikes. I know that you can as well simply keep the shutter open and set the aperture etc ...
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what is a usable remote shutter release for a sony a6300?

i've been doing night photography lately and i need a better remote shutter release for my long exposure images. i have the [pro]master one and it's horrendous. it's so spotty; i can point and click ...
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How does the position of my camera affect how the shutter performs?

I have a Speed Graphic Pacemaker. I suppose that everything works fine, except for the focal plane shutter at the back. All the speeds seem to be accurate when the camera is sitting normally, but when ...
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Is there any benefit to using the volume shutter on an iPhone?

The iPhone lets you press the volume up or down button to take a photo. Is there any benefit to using this over the on-screen button? On a standalone camera, you can half-press to focus, but not on ...
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Can I trigger a 2.5mm shutter release port using the audio out jack on a PC?

All, I have a Canon T5 with a 2.5 mm shutter release port. I would like to be able to trigger the shutter from an audio output jack on a PC. Would it be possible to trigger the shutter release using ...
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Can we disable the shutter button halfway pressing autofocus on A6500?

With Sony A6500's touchscreen we can autofocus the desired subject. But when shutter release is pressed halfway, the camera focuses again canceling the previous focus. So, can't this - autofocus by ...
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Pentax MX Bulb Setting, what cable do I need?

I recently purchased a Pentax MX and am in the dark as to how I can set it up for long exposures using the bulb setting. I have not come up with any clear answers on google, possibly because this is ...
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Shutter release beeping sound isn't working

I have a Nikon D5500 and I have been using it for about 3 months. Every normal shot should have a beeping sound when pressing the shutter release button half (which is to let the camera focus if auto ...
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Why does my camera only shoot in MF mode?

When my Canon EOS 1200D is set on AF, my camera seems to be not working. (I press the capture button and nothing happens except a few very quiet clicking noises (focus adjusting sounds). When I ...
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How can I enable shutter release without a lens on a Canon EOS M3?

I'm trying to use a reverse lens adapter for macro pics, but the shutter does not work. I understand the pins are not in contact. I have heard there is an option in the menu to release the shutter ...
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Canon EOS 400D - Shutter Release Lock Override

I recently acquired my first DSLR camera, an old Canon EOS 400D. Not the most intuitive device, but for the most part it seems like a fine camera for an amateur. The problem I have is one of missed ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

I have a Nikon D3300. When I take a photo, it makes one sound than after two seconds, it makes one more sound. This thing irritates me because I can't take photos rapidly and I have to wait for 2-3 ...
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Remote shutter release for Sony A7rii

I'm looking for a remote release for Sony A7Rii. As far as I can tell there are none on the market and the only way is via the PlayMemories app. Unfortunately my phone is a Motorolo E which is not ...
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Is there a cable release that is compatible with both the 40D and the 70D?

I'm looking for an inexpensive cable release for my Canon EOS 40D. However, I plan on upgrading to a 70D somewhat soon. This is why I've been looking for a cable release that is compatible with both ...
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55 freezes on shutter release

I bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55 last year for my vacation to Florida. It is now out of warranty. It worked as expected before, during and for some time after my vacation. I experienced no issues ...
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Larget format release cable jam

Any suggestions for a large format lens (Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7) that jams with an external release cable. It seems to work perfectly with the build in trigger but when I use an external release ...
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Can I use bulb mode for long exposures without having to hold down the shutter button?

I bought the Canon 700D recently and I'm really happy with it. Long exposure works just fine but for my purposes and just for experimenting I want to take very long exposures at low ISO for several ...
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Long Image processing time after shutter is closed [duplicate]

I have a entry level dslr (Nikon D3300) and was practicing long exposure photography. I noticed one behviour from the camera and was inquisitive whether this can be tweaked in any way: I kept the ...
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What should I do when my Nikon displays “Error: press shutter release button again” after I dropped it? [duplicate]

How can I resolve a shutter release button problem with a Nikon D5100? I dropped the camera on the floor and now it displays "Error: press shutter release button again."
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Need more detail on the mechanical shutter release diy for Panasonic FZ40

I read an answer from rfusca about how to make a mechanical shutter release for the Panasonic DMC-FZ40. I can picture what you're saying in my head but I'm not sure what parts to buy. There are a ton ...
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Why does my film advance lever release the shutter when I let it go?

I've recently found my dad's old Aires 35V rangefinder camera that I'd like to try out. The problem is when I let go of the film advance lever it releases the shutter at the same time. So after this ...
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How can I take more than 100 photos in continuous shutter mode on a Nikon D5100 or D5200?

I have D5100 and D5200 both. When I am using remote shutter release cable for star trail, without bulb mode, both cameras take only 100 images at a stretch. I even tried with 1/4000 shutter speed, but ...
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How to set the viewfinder information display timer on a Canon 70D?

When I look in the viewfinder and press the shutter button halfway to autofocus on my Canon EOS 70D, information is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder (aperture and so on). Those green numbers ...
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Should I use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting?

Is it a good practice if I always use the highest shutter speed for regular shooting? I mean, in the day, with good lighting, where I don't need any special effects like trailing? I am thinking this ...
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What cable (or remote) shutter release for Fujifilm X100S?

Does anyone know of any remote/cable shutter release that is compatible with the x100s? I've been looking and I'm not sure if the RR-80 or 90 works.
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Why does my Canon 600D take pictures in live mode but not in viewfinder mode?

My Canon 600D takes pictures in live mode, but when I switch to the viewfinder and press the shutter button it can't take pictures...it gets completely blank...the camera is blocked..and when I click ...
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How do selfie sticks integrate with digital cameras?

I want to understand how a selfie stick works with Digital Cameras. What I understand (and please correct me if I am wrong) is that the camera will hav a tripod mount where the selfie stick will be ...
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Does shooting video decrease the life of a DSLR more than taking photos?

I have read several posts here saying that one of the first things that breaks down on a DSLR is the shutter mechanism (because it is mechanical) I follow a facebook group of used camera sales where ...
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How do I speed up button-to-picture for Canon XTi (400D)?

I'm trying to set up a fast image capture without using a strobe. The camera is connected to a shutter release device (pinewood derby timer) which triggers the camera when the first car passes the ...
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What might prevent a Yongnuo MC-36R remote controller from triggering a Canon 7D wirelessly?

I have purchased a Yongnuo MC-36R - both hand held remote and camera fitted receiver will fire the Canon 7D by cable, but the wireless remote will not work. I have both sets of dip switches set to ...
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Why does Nikon D3100 makes occasionallly noise and viewfinder shifts when pressing shutter button

A Nikon D3100 occasional makes a quiet ka-chunk noise occasionally, when pressing the shutter button. Also, when re-seating the lens or powering the camera up, it will do the same thing 4-5 times in ...
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Why does a speedlite not fire when taking a still during movie mode?

My setup is limited to a Canon 6D and a Yongnuo flash, but I have a feeling this may be more fundamental than just the specific combination of body and flash. When you set the camera to movie mode, ...
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Does the Pentax K1000 have a sensor for a remote shutter release?

I have a self-portrait assignment for photography class, but the Pentax k1000 that I'm shooting with doesn't have a self timer. I have a shutter release remote that I use for my other film cameras, ...
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Shutter button full-press on Powershot SX700 HS: immediate shot without autofocus

I have read tips about where one can autofocus by a half-shutter pre-press and then shoot fast by a full shutter press. So that I can avoid the autoexposure and autofocus lags. What's the right way ...
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What are the specifications for a mini-jack shutter cord?

The Canon EOS digital bodies I've had use a mini phono jack for a remote shutter button. I see several brands on B&H etc that all look identical (like this one) with the exact same locking button. ...
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Waterproof Long Distance Wireless Shutter Release?

Hi I am a snowboarder looking for a reliable long distance shutter release for canon 6d ... I will be using while snowboarding so has to be good in cold and snowy conditions and very reliable ... ...
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Nikon D5100 “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error, but fixing itself after left alone for a while [duplicate]

First of all to be clear, the camera was not dropped or anything; it started to behave like this from nothing. I turned on my camera and first it displayed "Turn off the camera and turn on again". ...
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“Press Shutter Release Button Again” Error on Nikon D40x DLSR

I have a Nikon D40x that has been working fine for over 5 years now. It just recently quit on me with the error message "Press Shutter Release Button Again".. I have cleaned and lubricated the red ...
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How to get longer than 8 second exposure on a Nikon coolpix p520?

I have been really into light painting but I have a Nikon coolpix p520 and the exposure can only go to 8 seconds. Is there any kind of shutter remote that is able to extend shutter speeds and that is ...