Quadruple Crazy: DIY Shutter Lock for Your Actionsampler

2012-04-18 1

Tired of getting unwanted or accidental clicks from your Actionsampler especially when you’re traveling? Want to put on a shutter lock to it but don’t know how? Read on to know more!

I always carry my Actionsampler with me whenever I go on an out of town trip. It’s nice to capture motions of people, dogs, cats, cars, and even yourself using this four-lensed compact camera. The only thing that makes me think twice in bringing my Action Sampler with me are the accidental clicks that happen whenever I put it in my bag, my pocket, or even when it’s hanging around my neck! The main reasons for it is number one, the shutter is so sensitive that a soft touch to the shutter button will take a picture, and number two, it doesn’t have a shutter lock. To end my dilemma, I used a film canister cap to make a DIY shutter lock.

Things you need:

  • film canister cap
  • knife
  • tape (I used masking tape)
  • and of course, your Actionsampler

Step 1:
Cut a cross in the middle of the film canister cap like the image below. This is for you to easily press the shutter without any extra effort.

Step 2:
Place it on top of your camera and secure it with a masking tape.

And you’re ready to roll!

Note that this can also be done in other cameras that doesn’t have any shutter locks like Vivitar UWS, Oktomat, et al.

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written by superkulisap on 2012-04-18 #gear #tutorials #diy #camera #homemade #tipster #canister #action-sampler #protection #quickie-tipster #shutter-lock

One Comment

  1. unboredhands
    unboredhands ·

    Another easy way to deal with this issue is to NOT advance the camera to the next exposure once you shoot a picture. Without advancing it, the shutter button can't be pressed again. It does take a little bit of time to get accustomed to remembering to advancing to the next exposure before shooting again, but this has worked pretty well for me so far.

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