Lensmate Soft Release Button Installation & Tips
All our Lensmate custom soft release buttons come with a tiny O-ring. Once the button is installed correctly, the 0-ring puts a slight amount of pressure against the head of the button, stopping it from unscrewing itself with use.
- Place your camera on a hard surface like a table.
- Use your thumb and first 2 fingers to make a tripod.
- Hold the top of the button in your hand tripod, pressing down while turning - be sure to keep the button perpendicular to the camera to avoid cross threading.
- Turn until the button is tight.
It is the nature of release mounts to be very shallow, this is because if they were made any deeper adding a soft release button could interfere with the cameras electronics.
The button is nice and secure when used as intended, pressing down. The button does not do well with sheer forces, so if it is bumped from the side going in and out of a camera bag or caught on a neck strap it can weaken the connection to the camera. This is true of all brands of soft release buttons.
To ensure a secure connection in situations as described above, we would recommend using Vibra-Tite VC3 as it comes in a small container or Purple Loctite which is their temporary low strength version.
Then follow the install instructions above.