Learning About Threaded Cable Releases
Whether you use a threaded cable release or a USB port, remote triggering allows you to reduce camera shake to capture better pictures. There are several shutter-release cables available for different cameras. Choosing the right camera cable release can help increase the sharpness of shots taken on tripods. There are also options available that upgrade your mobile device's camera.
What Does a Threaded Cable Release Do?
A threaded cable release helps photographers control the shutter of the camera without using onboard controls. A locking cable release with disc lock keeps the shutter open for long shutter photography. Long shutter photography is especially useful for long exposure shots like cityscapes at night or landscape scenes, when light play is important.
Uses for Shutter Release Cables
Shutter release cables are practical for shoots when photographers need to keep their hands free. Benefits of using camera cable releases include:
- Hands-free access to the shutter while using tripods for better stability
- Cables with timers work well for time-lapse photography
- Some offer access to other useful camera functions
- Optional mobile device cable releases available
Hands-free shutter triggering increases the balance of your camera when using tripods or extension poles and arms, since you don't need to touch the camera. Some remote cable releases also give you access to menu functions, which makes operating camera controls easier. You can add cable release extensions to get better freedom of movement, and add quick release sockets that'll let you attach and detach cables fast.
B&H Photo and Video has camera accessories that can help you complete your photography setup, including camera release cables to use with your camera remote controls.