Dec 13, 2017I splashed out on a new anodized shutter button

FujiFilm X-E3 with a red anodized aluminum shutter button
FujiFilm X-E3 with CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button – Close-up of my new red shutter button. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

When I bought my Fujifilm X-E3 I also bought a red enameled shutter button to go with it. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I replaced it with an anodized button.

After a couple of weeks of use, I have decided that I don’t like the orangy-red color and shiny finish of the enameled button, so I have changed to the anodized shutter button pictured above, a CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button. The enameled button came with little rubber washers, so I’ve used one of those to hold my new red anodized aluminum button in-place. (By the way, ‘Splashed out’ is $7.99 for two buttons and a lens/wristband.)

I much prefer the color and finish of this button. I just wish that the supplier would provide washers too, instead of the unwanted wrist/lens band.

FujiFilm X-E3 with a red anodized aluminum shutter button
The red shutter button in place. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

The picture below shows the enameled button on my X-E3 (left) compared to the red anodized version on the FujiFilm X-E2s (right).

Photograph of a FujiFilm X-E3 & Fujifilm X-E2s camera.
FujiFilm X-E3 with red enameled shutter button & Fujifilm X-E2s with a red anodized button.

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Update: May 2021

It looks as good now as it did on day one, which considering I take my camera out backpacking regularly and that has taken its toll, is as good as you can get. I’d buy another if I somehow lost this one, no question. It makes the shutter so much easier to use, especially when holding the camera one-handed.

My original review

CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button

CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button

CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button
Red Metal Shutter Release Button on a Fujifilm X-E2s Camera. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
CamDesign 10MM Diameter Red Metal Convex Soft Shutter Release Button
Red Metal Shutter Release Button Packaging with a Fujifilm X-E2s Camera. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

I bought these shutter buttons on Amazon. Apart from looking cool, the button makes it a lot easier to fire the shutter without camera shake. Instead of using the tip of my finger to operate the shutter, with the shutter release button fitted, I can use the area under the first joint, which results in more control and less camera shake. It also makes operating the camera one-handed easier. If needed I can focus and trigger the shutter with my thumb.

After reading the reviews I fitted a washer in the hope that doing so will help prevent the release button unscrewing while in use. Time will tell.

The supplied package included two shutter buttons and a wristband lens focus ring. I would rather they included a couple of washers for the release buttons and sold the wristband separately. Washers I need. Wristband focus rings, I do not.

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Updates

  • March 8, 2021. It’s still going strong on both my X-E2s and my X-E3 cameras. I will definitely buy one for my next camera.
  • December 13, 2017. I like these shutter buttons so much I bought another for my new camera.
  • May 4, 2017 and the first button dropped off some time while I was in the middle of a very busy event. I still like the shutter button very much, so I’ve super-glued the second one in place. I’ll add an update if that one ever goes AWOL.

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