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Discussion in 'Fuji X Accessories' started by Max Fstop, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Max Fstop

    Max Fstop Well-Known Member

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    I have, at last, got my X-T2 :D

    Where can I get one of those sexy little red shutter release buttons please guy's?
     
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    Amazon, they are called "Soft Release Buttons" or SRB, I recommend those made by JJC!

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    Pictured is my sexy orange one, I also have a lime green one!
     
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    Lensmate makes the $20 ones, which are nice. amazon has them. These are just fine for me
     
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    ChiDN Fujiholic Cub Fan

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    I have an affection for the Lensmate even though, from what I hear, you can get equally effective ones more cheaply. I just like the look and feel of the Lensmate.
     
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    Oh yes, I like the tri-tadpole version ;)
     
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    ChiDN Fujiholic Cub Fan

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    I also like Seahorse and Lizard, all in red. Nice interesting and colorful contrast on the camera. They are easy to lose track of tho. Night before last I took mine off my X-T2 to use a cable release, stuck it in a shirt pocket, forgot to put it back on and had it hunt it down the next day and, of course, it fell out of the shirt pocket when I took it off. It was laying on the carpet in the bedroom. Would have been easy to miss. While they now do have a integrated washer that helps keep them tight they still can occasionally work loose. Best to check it every so often.
     
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    If plain red will do, I can mail you one, like this

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    Many thanks indeed robert, but I think I'll go the Lensmate version, much obliged :)
     
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    I've never felt the need for one, in any colour. What do they do?
     
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    The red ones enhance color saturation:)
     
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    Is that the famous red shift?
     
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    LOL

    I, for one, am a bit ham fisted and triggering the shutter has in the past contributed to the effect of an ocular problem that had me struggling with horizon lines. The SRB stops me from punching the shutter button with my finger tip and lets me release it with the fleshy pad behind my knuckle. The use of the SRB and the level guide has just about removed the horizon line problem just leaving me responsible for my own lack of care. I also find the Fuji shutter button to be more flush than my old film cameras accentuating the problem noted above. Besides that, they add a little spice.
     
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    I like the Lensmate ones I have 2 salamander versions (one red and one green). I have also had the Abrahamsson red soft release but I didn't much care for it.
     
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    I love them but I have removed mine as it was catching on my messenger bag while I was taking out the camera.
     
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    Thanks. I can see that being useful for people with finger problems, as in your case, but I imagine most shooters use them for other reasons. Curious as to what those might be.
     
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    My shutter button was less wobbly with SRB (at least that was the feeling). I must say that power on/off switch and release button itself is not "rock solid" as I would expect. I have read in some other forum that couple of x-t20 users have noticed the same wobbliness.
     
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    I have the red one on my X-T20 and love it.
     
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    I can't say that I particularly have 'finger problems'. In general they work quite fine except they are getting bit arthritic. Fine enough that as a communication specialist in the Navy I could stop a 100WPM teletype with pretty close to 100% accuracy. I just have a punchy finger I guess. Other folks use them the same way, that's where I got the idea. I'm just not original enough to figure it out on my own. In fact others recommended extending the finger so it's behind the knuckle to get a more consistent release and I've found it to be so. It a bit like releasing the trigger on a weapon. Jerky doesn't work there very well either. Oh well...
     
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    I put one on my X Pro2 because I had trouble finding the shutter release. I was making the switch from years of Nikons, and just found I was moving my finger around searching for the Fuji release.
     

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