I am curious if anyone else has had this issue. I have a brand new Gepe cable release, about 20" long that has become pretty much useless after about 15 shots at the most. It is a cloth covered cable release and I bought it because I have heard great things about Gepe and it is much more flexible than my other cable releases which are wrapped in plastic. I have used it mostly with my Copal shutters and a few times with my Pentax 67II. Today, I took my Pentax out for a spin, set up on the tripod, hooked up the Gepe, and it would not trigger the shutter. I was upset at first because I thought it might be the camera, so I removed the cable release, camera worked just fine. I looked at the release and noticed that it no longer has full travel. The release, when pushed, only moves about 1/8" at the most. It used to move about 1/2" to maybe 3/4". I have been careful with this release, I know I haven't forced anything while using it, there are no kinks in it, and this particular release has no sort of depth adjustment (that I can find). I can pull the release trigger in the opposite direction, and it moves about the same distance it should normally move, but when I let go, it just springs back in. Does anyone know if there is a way to get this thing working again, or is this thing just a piece of garbage?