#2. "RE: Shutter release cable for D40x" In response to Reply # 1
>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.
#3. "RE: Shutter release cable for D40x" In response to Reply # 2
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.