Drill a hole in your remote shutter release

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I'm a klutz, so I knew I had to have my Nikon ML-L3 remote shutter release hanging around my neck to prevent me from dropping it into a river. When I'm traveling, I also like storing it on the tripod at all times so I don't have to wonder if I remembered to bring it with me. When I'm in my makeshift studio, I like it hanging always in the same place on my tabletop photography stand so I don't have to wonder where I put it. All of that was made easy by drilling a hole in it.

I drilled a hole 6 years ago in the remote shutter release shown below and I'm still using it. Today I did the same with another one because I now have two tripods and a shutter release for use with each tripod.


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When I had that kind of remote for me D50, I tethered it using one of those lens cap keeper things. Put the adhesive part on the back and a string on the loop end. Worked well that way for over 10 years. Wasn't sure if the adhesive would last that long, but it had.
 
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I tethered it using one of those lens cap keeper things.
I've had those adhesives fail lots of times, so many times that I always keep extras in my camera bag.

Another method would be to use a string or something similar attached to Velcro but using a hole seems a little bit more elegant to me. I wouldn't want to have an inelegant method of retaining my remote shutter release. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Reminded me of a funny memory. Years ago I was one of the safety inspectors/test pilots for our radio control plane club. One of the weaker members showed up with a new plane, which by club rules had to be inspected before its maiden flight. Workmanship was terrible. So I turned it on, and none of the control surfaces moved- nothing. As I started to disassemble the plane to look around, he did mention it never did work????? How the heck did he expect to fly it?? Anyway, I pull the wing off. The receiver has 2 large bolts drilled directly through the center of the receiver to secure it to a bulkhead. Novel idea, the receiver was certainly never going to fall out. Circuit board was shattered beyond repair.
Deserved a Darwin award, except it did not remove his genetic material from the gene pool.
Gary
 
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