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Jun 03, 2014 14:23 |  #1

Anyone else here use the ProDot?

I love this little ProDot shutter button and thought I should share it with the fam.
No more searching to find the shutter button and no more digging to push the shutter. I have it for about a year now and still loving it.

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Jun 03, 2014 14:30 |  #2

Will this stay in place with daily use or does it have to be replaced often? I've seen it offered on Canon Rumors, I believe, but it seemed a bit gimmicky to me.


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Jun 03, 2014 14:43 |  #3

It has not falling off on me so far and I've used it for many sessions. After 1000+ photos in per session, my index finger thanks me :).


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Jun 03, 2014 14:47 |  #4

I tried it out because the shutter button on one of my grips was not very responsive.

It seemed to work well but I lost the ProDot after many trips in and out of the camera bag.


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Jun 03, 2014 23:59 as a reply to  @ joeblack2022's post |  #5

I picked one up for free from a friend, but ended up removing it a month later. The problem I ran into is the adhesive started to wear down and the button started to slide. Instead of helping with shutter press, it was actually preventing it. To be honest, if you shoot a lot, I wouldn't bother.


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Jun 04, 2014 01:26 |  #6

I shoot a lot in both cold and hot weather and never have problem with it.


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Jun 04, 2014 15:45 |  #7

I have them on both my cameras. I really like them. So far so good.


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Jun 05, 2014 16:13 |  #8

The video on that site makes it look wildly gimmicky.

I really can't accept that it meaningfully reduces camera vibrations.


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Jun 05, 2014 16:18 |  #9

Trent Gillespie wrote in post #16950188 (external link)
I picked one up for free from a friend, but ended up removing it a month later. The problem I ran into is the adhesive started to wear down and the button started to slide. Instead of helping with shutter press, it was actually preventing it. To be honest, if you shoot a lot, I wouldn't bother.

Likewise, I picked one up as a free gift from B&H so thought I'd give it a go, within days it had slipped so I removed it, cleaned the button & threw it in the trash - my opinion was that it was garbage...

Each to their own though...


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Jun 05, 2014 16:43 |  #10

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Jun 05, 2014 17:52 |  #11

Mine have been on for about 4 months. In and out of camera bags a LOT.. I got mine free. I can't say they are revolutionary but I do like shooting with them.

Nice tip Jake :)


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Jun 05, 2014 18:00 |  #12

Nortonski wrote in post #16954150 (external link)
Likewise, I picked one up as a free gift from B&H so thought I'd give it a go, within days it had slipped so I removed it, cleaned the button & threw it in the trash - my opinion was that it was garbage...

Each to their own though...

Did you clean the shutter button before you put on the ProDot? Oil/grease from our sweaty finger could be the problem if you don't clean the shutter botton well before stick on the ProDot.


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Jun 05, 2014 18:04 |  #13

It's not going to be the same. The ProDot is awesome as it is a bit hairy and soft on top to keep your index comfort from 1000+ clicks a day.

Mannnnn.... I sound like a ProDot Sale Rep now :)


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Jun 06, 2014 07:51 as a reply to  @ Tigerkn's post |  #14

Sounds pretty gimmicky to me. By Nature of the way i shoot, my finger is always on the button. Ive been shooting for 30 yrs and have never had an issue of not being able to locate it. But hey, if it works for you go for it.


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