Background Information: Remote releases
are useful for minimizing vibration when releasing
the shutters as well as for locking shutters open
for long exposures. However, using remote releases
with some cameras can be cumbersome. The Canon EOS
A2E (and it's variants, the EOS 5 and A2) can be especially
bad because it uses the 60T3 design which is slow
and clumsy to attach (every second counts when the
sun is going down or when the subject is moving).
In addition, the receptacle on the A2E is located
on the grip so switching between handheld and remote
release operation often requires removal of the remote.
Using the following modification though, a remote
release will be integrated into the camera strap and
wired internally to the camera. This will allow the
shutter to be released at any time using the remote
without having to plug it in. This modification also
lends itself for use in street/candid photography
because it can be used to stealthily release the shutter.