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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What causes the "Press Shutter Release Button Again" error on a Nikon DSLR?

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 ...
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Weird problem with Canon AE-1, the shutter curtain goes up after advancing the lever

When I advance the lever the shutter curtain opens by itself without pressing the shutter button. The weird thing is that the shutter still fires and the curtain closes after that certain time. This ...
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No release shutter w/o lens option Rebel t7

I just got a 500-1000mm lens by Opteka and it came with a T-Mount but whenever I put it on it says “No Lens Attached” and I googled the problem and it said I had to enable “Release shutter w/o lens” ...
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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 to fix shutter release disabled

I have a Nikon D5500 It has a message Shutter release disabled How do I fix this please
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Trigger android shutter from 3.5mm camera signal

I have a project in which one of my devices sends a timed shutter release signal via 3.5mm out. I would like to pick up this signal and trigger two Android phones I've looked around and haven't found ...
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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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Minolta CLE intermittent fault

I got a Minolta CLE off eBay last year from a reputable trader in Japan, seemingly in great condition, but every now and then I miss a few shots because the shutter waits ~1s before action after I ...
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How do I use a Godox X1T to remotely release the shutter and trigger an AD200?

Been trying to find a definitive answer but couldn't and hope someone can help me out. I need to use the AD200 off-camera and release the shutter away from the camera. Do I need two X1T ...
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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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Shutter lag in many cameras

Im trying to shoot a bullet time shot . And im wondering is the shutter lag is equal in many cameras with the same model?
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Can the Feiyu G6 Plus gimbal be used as a remote shooter?

I'm looking forward to getting this gimbal, but have 2 doubts, first, does it act as a remote shooter? what I mean, is on setting a timelapse does the gimbal also takes the pictures? or do I need to ...
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Can a Nikon D3500 shutter be released remotely without using the Snapbridge app?

I have Nikon D3500 DSLR. It does not have a wired remote port or an IR receiver port for traditional remote control. I can use the Snapbridge application but it is annoying as it gets disconnected ...
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Why is my dSLR sometimes not letting me take a photo?

I’ve just gotten a Canon 800D/T7i and I'm having issues using it. Sometimes when I try and take a photo it won’t let me. Can someone tell me why? What’s the best mode to be taking photos in?
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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 ...
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Why there is more shutter lag when using live-preview as compared to viewfinder?

I like to use live preview mostly but when I use the viewfinder, the shutter clicks considerably faster. I think is has something to do with the SLR technology, not just settings. Why slow performance ...
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Assistance with shutter release button on D300

I have previously owned an n90 and still own a D100. I have just purchased a D300 to upgrade my equipment. I am having an issue I have never experienced before. When I partially press the Shutter ...
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Why won't my Nikon D5200 go into bulb in quick response remote mode when using a remote shutter release?

So I've had a remote shutter release for a while and only decided today to give it a try. I know to put the camera in manual and go into bulb, which is fine when my camera is in single frame mode or ...
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Sony alpha a6000 camera error

My camera encountered a fall and I have the message after pressing the shutter “Camera error. Turn off power and On”. But that never helps! Removing the battery clears the message but the problem ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there downsides to a wireless (infrared) remote shutter release?

I have a Nikon D7000 and I see there are a couple remote release options from Nikon: the (wired) MC-DC2 and the (wireless) ML-L3 which is also about 40% cheaper than the wired remote. Are there any ...
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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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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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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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Why is my Canon Rebel T3i delayed 10 seconds or more before image capture?

I am brand new to photography and this camera. Had the smaller lens on and the shutter seemed fine. Tried the larger lens (I bought a kit) which was 200M. Played around with settings, also tried the ...
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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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How do I resolve shutter release button problems with a Nikon D5000?

I have a Nikon D5000. I have had it for about 3 years or so. Of late I am having problems with the shutter release button (have to really push it down hard) before it takes a shot. Then on other ...
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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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How can I set an exposure time over 30 seconds with a DSLR?

Most DSLRs have an exposure time limit of 30 seconds. Now I'm asking myself how is it possible to create images about over 1 hour or longer, like these two: http://www.flickr.com/photos/froge/...
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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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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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How To Fix Badly Functioning Shutter Release-Button?

I have a compact Pentax OptionM10 which I bought in 2006 and sometimes shutter-release button works only when pressing it on edge and under specific angle, but mostly as I apply little pressure which ...
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How can I force my D5100's shutter to stay open?

I have a Nikon D5100 and a MC-DC2 remote. I'd like to use the remote to hold the shutter open until I release the button, however I don't see an option for this. Is this something that I can do?
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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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What is the proper remote shutter release for Canon 5D Mark iii?

I got lost finding the right remote shutter release for my Canon 5D Mark iii. I have the Hänhel Combi for Canon, which I use to use with Canon 550D but seems no use with 5D Mark iii. I googled and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use the Samsung Nx300 in bulb mode without continually holding the shutter?

How can I shoot with my Samsung nx300 in bulb mode, without continuing to press the shutter button?
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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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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 ...