Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] soft release?
From: "Martin V. Howard" <>
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:41:18 +0200

steven blutter wrote:
> dont bother - they get i the way and trip the shutter too easily in
> the bag..

This kind of categorical statement is really unnecessary and substanti-
ally unhelpful.  Not everyone carries their Leicas with a cocked
shutter in a bag.  A large number of people will only cock the shutter
just prior to taking a photograph, or perhaps in anticipation of taking
one, when the camera is well out of the bag.

In addition, soft releases are appreciated by many people for the
enhanced feel they give to the camera.  Many report being able to
control the shutter release better, improved stability, or just
greater sensuous pleasure from silky smooth operation (which is more
than "just" when I think about it... ;)


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