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cable drive

A flexible encased wire attached to a threaded metal coupler that screws into the shutter release button on the camera. When one end of the wire is depressed with a plunger the other end activates the shutter. Electronic cable releases for all-electronic cameras work with electrical impulses rather than mechanical plungers. Usually, the two types are incompatible. Useful for long exposures to avoid camera shake and for remote release of the shutter.

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cable drive

A flexible cable with a push-button on one end that, when depressed, forces a wire through the cable to depress a camera’s shutter release button. The cable release attaches to the camera directly over the shutter release button. A cable release has minimal effect on camera movement, and is therefore especially handy for the photographer who wishes to avoid blur in time exposures.
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cable drive

Remote control of a camera s focus and zoom using a system of cranks or knobs and cables mounted on or near a tripod s handles.
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cable drive

A cable that plugs into your cameras shutter release button and eliminate camera shake from the force of pushing the shutter release by hand.
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cable drive

e and button device designed to allow photographers to trip the camera s shutter without touching the camera. Generally used with a tripod-mounted camera to insure even greater steadiness.
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cable drive

A somewhat archaic method of sync sound shooting, where a cable runs from a Pilot tone generator in the camera to the tape recorder.
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