Friday, December 21, 2007 at 1:32AM
Are you having trouble getting the little bit of plastic (the Shutter Release Lock), to stay in place when you are taking a long exposure? There is a right way and a wrong way to place the lock. See the photo. The L part of the lock should be towards the body of the camera. I find that fumbling with the camera while trying to place the Lock in place can cause quite bit of wobble. If my exposure is less than 15 secs., then I just hold the shutter down. For longer exposures, I put the lens cap on (not seated all the way), and then place the shutter lock in. Then, when I'm ready, I take off the lens cap to start the exposure. To stop, a light tug on the Shutter Release Lock leash pops it out.
Instead of using the little plastic shutter lock, consider making an improved one out of a wood clothes pin. Check out my how-to video: /?p=80