cable release

Definition: Device designed to release shutter of camera without shaking it. * Consists of wire running in a flexible tube: pressure at one end of wire pushes other end which is connected to shutter button, thus releasing shutter.
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In these days of electronically controlled cameras, the mechanical system of cable releases and their associated irritating but standardised nipple attachments has been largely superseded by various systems of cables and switches - the disadvantage is that there is now no standardisation. And using an actual cable is a bit uncool: these days, infra-red transmitters are available even for point-and-shoot cameras.

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