Well, today I drove two hours to photograph (one way)...walked a half mile down a freezing beach on Lake Michigan. I set up my camera and composed...hit mirror lock-up....pushed the cable release and nothing.... my cable release broke...again. That's 5 this year.....and it's been a good year. Can anybody tell me of a decent cable release that will last. Why does every cable release brake after a couple months of hard use...is this some kind of conspiracy?