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03-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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K1000 screw in release button

Ok when I got rid of my 1st k1000 the salesman gave me back the screw in shutter release button, said keep it safe these are hard to come by. So I did and now 13 yrs later I can't find it. Any idea where I can acquire one? I know as soon as I do I will find mine...

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03-01-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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Try this place they seem to have lots of Pentax parts:

Genuine Pentax Replacement Parts from USCamera.com

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03-01-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Try this place they seem to have lots of Pentax parts:

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Saw that unless it has a different name I didn't see it...

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It shouldn't be that hard to find one. Just do a search on eBay for "cable release":

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Or did you mean one of those screw-in self timers?

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I think they're called a 'Soft Release Button'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I think they're called a 'Soft Release Button'.
+1

Necessary on my MX, IMO. gives the shutter a much better feel. I can't find Pentax ones, but all over eBay you have your choice of plastic, metal, convex, concave, and flat. All for about $5 a pop. Well worth the investment!
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I think they're called a 'Soft Release Button'.
That may be it, because it wasn't the cable release or timer...I'm sure mine is somewhere but I can't find it.

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A soft release button looking like this?



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A soft release button looking like this?



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That would be it!

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So I've been shooting film my entire life, but never used a soft release button. What's the benefit?
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So I've been shooting film my entire life, but never used a soft release button. What's the benefit?
For me it's just easier to fat finger, and aesthetics I guess I'm the wrong person to ask...

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So I've been shooting film my entire life, but never used a soft release button. What's the benefit?
Bigger surface, further offset from the body. It makes a massive difference on my MX, and I would never go back to not using one. It's hard to say why, but it just does. I have pretty small hands, so it might not just be finger sizing...
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Makes sense. Thanks both of you.
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