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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D60/D50/D40 (Public) topic #44085
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ctdrummer Silver Member  Southern CT, US  Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012 Tue 14-Feb-12 02:42 AM
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"Shutter release cable for D40x"





Hi all,

Is there a shutter release cable available for the d40x? I want to take some long exposure shots in bulb mode without holding the button down.

Thanks!

  

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Tue 14-Feb-12 04:35 AM
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#1. "RE: Shutter release cable for D40x"
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There is not mechanical remote shutter release, there is no electric port for a remote shutter release. There is only the ML-L3 IR remote release.

When the camera is set for bulb and the Remote is enabled press the ML-L3 once to open the shutter and a second time to close the shutter.

George
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ctdrummer Silver Member  Southern CT, US  Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012 Tue 14-Feb-12 03:26 PM
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#2. "RE: Shutter release cable for D40x"
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>There is not mechanical remote shutter release, there is no
>electric port for a remote shutter release. There is only the
>ML-L3 IR remote release.
>
>When the camera is set for bulb and the Remote is enabled
>press the ML-L3 once to open the shutter and a second time to
>close the shutter.


Thank you George. I am just having trouble getting the IR remote to work in bright daylight. I'll admit that I have a knock-off ML-L3, maybe that's the reason.

Patrick


  

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Tue 14-Feb-12 09:46 PM
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Unless you are also using an ND filter, I do not see a need for a long exposure in bright daylight.

If you are standing behind your camera and pointing the ML-L3 or TV remote down from above the sensor, you could attach a piece of dark cloth or dark paper to the remote and shade the sensor while pointing the remote down onto the sensor.

George
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ctdrummer Silver Member  Southern CT, US  Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012 Wed 15-Feb-12 09:13 PM
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Yes of course, sorry.. for daylight shots I was looking for the shutter release to provide for a steadier shot. I'll try your idea next time with shading and ML-L3.

Thanks! Patrick

  

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