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Review Gariz Soft Release Buttons

Discussion in 'Reviews, Tests, & Shootouts' started by Amin Sabet, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I've been thinking about ordering these, but the button looks to add some protrusion to the whole package. I think my E-PL2 would be ok but I think my E-P1 might snag on it pulling it in and out of a bag.

    Amin, does it feel pretty secure?
  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    The one on my E-P2 it feels pretty secure. I've never had it pop off before. I too thought it would from being thrown in a bag and all, and moving around loose in a bag- but it's never budged.

    I don't know how clean it would come off though ;)  but the adhesive seems pretty strong to keep the thing from being knocked off.

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  3. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    I use these on my Pen cameras as well, although I've got the black ones on my E-P3 and E-PL1s and the red one on my E-PL1.
  4. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    Just acquired mine for the GF1 and G1, thanks for sharing Amin.
  5. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    Went back to them

    OK, you guys did it. You convinced me to try the buttons again. I put the black one on my GF1 and used it this past weekend. I guess I DO like it. Maybe the black one works better than the red one I tried before. :rofl:
  6. Dede

    Dede Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 10, 2011
    Has anyone tried the silver and gold buttons yet? If yes, how are they?

    Thanks in advance
  7. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    Silver one here, I've had it on my EP1 for months without any problems... Takes a little getting used to, but does help with shutter speeds.
  8. ultratramp

    ultratramp New to Mu-43

    Apr 4, 2011
    Manila button distributor info

    Could you send me info re the Manila distributor? Thanks!
  9. agwe

    agwe Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    You can go to www.echostoreph.com.

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  10. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    I thought you were all crazy but ordered them anyway - and I must say, this is really nice. I hope it stays on, but so far I am very happy and really like the feel of the button. Thanks for the tip,

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  11. Photon Phil

    Photon Phil New to Mu-43

    Dec 30, 2011
    Fantastic review, I never thought of how it could help at slow shutter speeds.
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  12. mrjoshua

    mrjoshua Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 18, 2011
    I got one for Christmas - I love it!
  13. tmingyue

    tmingyue New to Mu-43

    Aug 16, 2012
    I can’t but agree.
  14. atmo

    atmo Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 11, 2013
    Any similar products that don't have the glitzy silver branding? Wouldn't mind a plain black one.
  15. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Okay, I have to say it: $12.00 for a small piece of molded plastic with a silver logo on it?! Surely a clear sign of the apocalypse.
  16. marlon671

    marlon671 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    I can answer this question. I had one installed on my epm1. During installation I somehow dropped the button while i was spinning it to get the right orientation of the logo. It fell adhesive side down right on the record button. I have not pressed it down but was shocked at what happened once I tried to lift it off the rec button.. Keep in mnd the gariz button wasnt even on the record button for more than 5 seconds... as I tried to lift the gariz of the record button, it pulled the record button right off the camera :eek: ! i was able to seperate em and pop the record button back in.. The gariz button still had plenty of adhesive to adhere on to the shutter button. When it was time for me to remove the gariz, I used a piece of floss and slid it in between the adhesive and shutter button and it came off clean. left a tiny bit of residue but was easily removed with a soft cloth dampened with water.

    Now that i have an om-d, im fine without the gariz.... just me though... id hate for that gariz to get caught up somewhere and yank my shutter button off!

    Just my $0.02...
  17. rolling green

    rolling green Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 31, 2012
    city of chi
    Finding use for the extra Gariz button on my FL-600r flash. Makes locating and depressing the adjustment button much much easier.

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  18. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Just received these for my EPM1 and G3. It really helps on the EPM1 in terms of comfort. Also, I don't know if it's my imagination but it really seems to dampen the thunk of the shutter on the EPM1. This could be very handy at low shutter speeds. I've never been completely happy with the position of any shutter button on any camera I've used. They've always felt too low in relation to where my finger rests. I cleaned each shutter button with rubbing alcohol and a micro fibre cloth. I wish they didn't have the Gariz branding across the button but you can't have everything.



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  19. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    For those of you who've had these on for a long time now, do you still think they make a real difference? How have they held up under long term use?
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