Benefits of Soft Shutter Release Buttons

Many photographers choose to upgrade their cameras with soft shutter release buttons. Despite the name, these "soft" buttons come from a variety of different materials, including metals and hard plastics. These photography accessories are "soft" because of their soft impact on the camera when you release the shutter. You can add these buttons to the firing mechanism of your camera. 

You can choose from a variety of different soft release buttons to accommodate your various camera models. You can explore the wide variety of soft shutter buttons via Soft-release buttons help you capture photos with less shake blur by reducing the amount of pressure it takes to trigger the shutter. Unfortunately, most of them are designed for cameras that have threaded shutter buttons.

You can use these buttons for any number of reasons, but for the most part, it comes down to personal comfort. These camera shutter buttons provide a compression barrier between your finger and the firing mechanism. The raised nature of these buttons spreads the pressure over a greater surface area, giving you more control when you activate the shutter. Greater control translates to more stability and clearer, sharper photographs.

Soft shutter release buttons come in myriad shapes, sizes, materials, and colors.  The top is either flat, concave, or convex; each with a supposed benefit to squeezing the shutter release more gently, thus enabling a photographer to shoot below the shutter speed reciprocal of the lens.  So, in theory, with a soft shutter release button installed, a photographer can take sharp, unblurred photos at 1/15th of a second.