manuel shutter release cable

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dave, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Since I'm living on the beachfront in Durban,
    my (first) manual shutter release cable picked up a coarseness on the
    inside of the casing, which could be nothing else than rust.
    I had to find another one for my Fuji Finepix s9600.

    This same release, seen under SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE at
    became very very scarce. I battled finding one, would have ordered one
    from abroad if necessary, but could not even find one internationally.
    WOW!!! Then I was lucky enough to find one locally in Cape Town!

    I ordered it and received it this morning and knowing how hard it was
    finding it, it should be handled with satin gloves.

    My question: Should I/ can I/ treat it with engine oil or gun oil
    inside the casing? Or, are there any reason for not doing it?
    Dave, Jan 17, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    Believe me John, they are not as common to find as you think.
    I found forums with people complaining (not locally!) about not
    finding it. Right here in Durban, 3 photo shops promised to help
    finding it. Prove it to yourself - see how many ads (other than the
    one I supplied) you can find (Manual versions remember).
    The one I posted is in Spain I think.

    I used weeks to make sure of my facts. You bought your dozen
    when the were easier available.

    I was searching for a Fuji product but I assume more of them would
    Thanks for your advice. This is why I asked before doing anything to
    it. Then, I should order another one while I know where to find it.
    BUT... (!) the spare one(s) will be stored right here in this moist
    atmosphere as well:)
    Dave, Jan 17, 2009
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  3. Dave

    tweaked_eye Guest

    You put it in a ziplock bag with some sawdust or flour.
    tweaked_eye, Jan 17, 2009
  4. Dave

    Dave Guest

    This is certainly the reason. I checked on al three your links
    and certainly there they are. I did not even found (or noticed)
    those links on a search machine. Thanks therefore, you convinced me.

    Reason for not picking up those links (AND also the reason for
    battling to find what I was searching for) was certainly searching
    *specific for 'manual shutter releases for the Fuji Finepix 9600. I
    thought of the possibility that the fittings could be universal, but
    still searched specific.

    Read this by someone also searching (in 2005:)

    Maybe there are no shutter releases made by Fuji but
    the shutter release only includes a release socket that is designed
    to receive a screw-in cable release, made by whichever manufacturer.

    This is most important what you are explaining here.
    It would have been to risky ordering it from abroad only hoping it to
    fit. Thanks again, I'll save your explanation somewhere
    in my camera data and software.
    Dave, Jan 17, 2009
  5. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Thanks. Then maybe (and even more practical:) I can simply store it
    in my safe where there are bags of silica gel for keeping moisture
    from my guns.

    Thanks for your reply. The safe is where it will be.
    Dave, Jan 17, 2009
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