Leica Soft release for LTM


Jul 7, 2010
I use the "mushroom" style on one of my Barnack Leicas, and use them for a long time on the Nikon F and F2. I will check that the Nikon release fits the Leica LTM cameras. They are nice.



Jul 7, 2010
Mine have the collar srewed in, and have to admit- I like them. The Nikon AR-1 uses the same thread, but does not have the correct clearance to release the shutter.


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Aug 16, 2013
The Lowlands
I have a Chinese one in metallic red lying around somewhere. I've used it on the Epson R-D1 in the past, but that didn't seem to work very well. So the thing has been collecting dust over the last 3 years.


Sep 30, 2014
USA (Indiana)
If you are using a soft release, you must be careful with it. If the SR is mounted on your shutter release button, protect it from impact. I talked with Sherry Krauter about soft releases; she said that she had to repair a couple of film M cameras that had been dropped on their soft releases; the internal damage to the camera was astounding.

Soft releases are a nice accessory to have and they do help. Just be sure to exercise caution.

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