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cable release

noun, Photography
1.
a device consisting of a flexible wire that is pressed at one end to trip a shutter mechanism on a camera.
Origin of cable release
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • Shutter, compound with cable release, highest speed 1/300 second.

    Premo Cameras, 1914. Canadian Kodak Company
  • Shutter, compound with cable release, highest speed 1/250 second.

    Premo Cameras, 1914. Canadian Kodak Company
  • The shutter is the regular Compound, but operated with cable release instead of bulb and tube.

    Premo Cameras, 1914. Canadian Kodak Company
British Dictionary definitions for cable release

cable release

noun
1.
a short length of flexible cable, used to operate the shutter of a camera without shaking it
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