Will any type of generic cable release (ie the $8 ones that you'll find at Japan Camera and other run-of-the-mill photo shops) work with my 500C/M, or will I need a certain type specific to the Hasselblad system?
Another German company "Kaiser" makes a great cable release - rather heavy duty where the metal wire shilding is covered with a thick layer of transparant rubber/plastic. I alwas seem to get the ones with a black wowen textile to fall apart - cheers ruben
Other than a special twin cable release from Leitz, I have used a "Made in Germany",black woven textile one for the past 50 years!! No sign of falling apart. I guess they don't make them like they used to.