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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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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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 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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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 does the cable release work without a battery?

I occasionally use the RS60 cable release with my Canon T3i: The Canon RS60 E3 replicates the functions of the shutter release button. The remote switch, on a 2-foot cable ... is compatible with ...
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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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Why does my D90 shutter release button sometimes not respond?

Once in a while, my recently acquired used D90 doesn't respond to the press of the shutter release button. Half-press, full-press, neither works. I make sure the Automatic/Manual focus switches are ...
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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 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 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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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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How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s on my Nikon D5200?

I'm a bit of a newbie with my Nikon D5200. I see the longest the shutter can stay open for is 30 sec on this camera. How do I get it to stay open for longer? Do I need a remote?
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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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What are some camera-phones with decent shutter-release response (or workarounds)?

Whilst a cell phone camera is never going to be the greatest, it does excel in one area - you generally have it on you all the time. So having a good cell phone camera is a nice thing to aspire to. ...
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What are some smaller digital cameras with remote shutter releases? [closed]

I am looking for a digital camera, other than the DSLR types, that has a remote shutter release. My wife has rheumatoid arthritis and can't use a larger style camera. What are some smaller type ...
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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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Can I use Bulb exposure with wireless shutter release?

Curious if I can use Bulb exposure with a wireless remote on the Rebel series bodies from Canon
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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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How long is too long to leave the shutter open before prolonged exposure to light damages the sensor?

I'm about to start exploring the world of long exposure shots, using my Canon EOS M. The camera has a standard max exposure time of 30 seconds, but in bulb mode I can keep the shutter open ...
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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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Are there adapters for mechanical film camera shutter releases to modern releases?

I have a bellows macro lens that is mounted on a pistol grip shutter release. I'd like to use that grip for taking pictures, but it has an old-style shutter release for film cameras, with a little ...
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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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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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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 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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How do I use a wireless shutter release?

I just bought a wireless shutter release and came with instructions that are so brief as to make them not helpful at all. Can anyone write something with detailed instructions how to use this? ...
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Canon AV-1 battery information

Does anyone know if the Canon AV-1 works without a battery, by works I mean the shutter release, I know the metering system wouldn't work without it.
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Are Intervalometers different for standard Time-Lapse and HDR Time-Lapse

I am a Nikon D90 user and fairly new to photography. I am considering purchasing a wired remote shutter release as intervalometer for taking time-lapses. However since I'm also a fan of HDR, it will ...
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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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How do I troubleshoot the "Error, press shutter release button again" message on my Nikon?

The LCD on my Nikon D3000 is displaying the following error message: Error. Press shutter release button again. I have pressed the shutter release button but the camera still does not work.
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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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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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Is there OS X software for timed shutter release with a Canon 30D?

I'm trying to do some time lapse photography with my Canon 30D, and I'm looking for a program for OS X that I can use to fire the shutter over time instead of using an intervalometer. Does the EOS ...
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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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What are the advantages of a soft shutter release button?

One of the more "exotic" accessory third-party suppliers offer for e.g. Fuji cameras are soft shutter release buttons. What is the advantage of having one of these? It sounds to me like the "softness" ...
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Is cleaning shutter release from the battery compartment with alcohol safe?

I have a very irritating issue with my Canon 40D bought only two years ago: the shutter release is working only 1 times over 4 tries. After some google searches I found this solution: pour one spoon ...
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Best settings for exactly synchronizing shutters? (Nikon D7000)

I have two Nikon D7000 bodies and two 50mm f1.4 "D" lenses. I have both cameras mounted on one tripod and both in remote mode. A single remote is used to open both shutters. The problem I face is ...
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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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Canon 5D Mark III + Multiple shots in single shutter release?

I have gotten hold of Canon 5D Mark III and trying to use AEB. I would like to know if camera can take multiple shots with just one single press of shutter release instead of pressing multiple times ...
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How do I set my Canon 5D Mark ll shutter release back to operating with one click?

A guide set my Canon 5D Mark ll to require 2 clicks before the shutter releases so it wouldn't shake while shutter open. How do I get it back to 1 click?
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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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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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What happened to pocket remotes for non-SLR cameras?

Why not offer a remote on-less-than-SLR cameras, video or still? 10 years ago, we traveled Europe with my wife handling her pocket 35mm film Minolta Freedom zoom 125, about the size of a pack of ...
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Low cost external shutter for controlling shutter speed

Are there any alternatives to the $400+ external shutter remote that can do auto bracketing for a canon 700D? Basically some shutter + a click wheel that adjusts shutter speed without touching the ...
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Will the Nikon MC-DC2 shutter release cord work with the Nikon D300s?

I just bought the Nikon MC-DC2 remote release cord and when I unpacked it and tried to plug it into my Nikon D300s camera, I found that the camera body actually has no connector input for that kind of ...
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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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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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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 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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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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