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shutter cable release for the D40?

DonnaRead54

Burien, US
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DonnaRead54 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2013
Fri 12-Jul-13 11:44 PM

Hi all! I shot fireworks for the first time this year with a DSLR (my'new to me D40) and found out that my remote release won't hold the shutter open no matter what I did! It only works with a preset time. Fireworks are so unpredictable that I wanted control over the exposure time. I did get some really great photos but missed some better opportunities because I was either setting the exposure time or it ended just as things got more interesting. Could someone please tell me which cable release would work? I can't find that information anywhere including the Nikon site. Thanks.

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MEMcD

US
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#1. "RE: shutter cable release for the D40?" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 13-Jul-13 03:11 AM

Hi Donna,

The Nikon ML-L3 IF wireless Remote is the only Remote Release compatible with the D40 wired or wireless.

Best Regards,
Marty

mkbee1

West Valley, US
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#2. "RE: shutter cable release for the D40?" | In response to Reply # 0

mkbee1 Registered since 26th Nov 2012
Sat 13-Jul-13 03:27 AM

O.K. Donna, this works on my D90, and should work for the D40.

Manual mode, adust shutter speed to longest setting, then one click lower, should show "bulb" or "- -" on your LCD screen. Nikon's marvelous little MLL3 IR remote, or People's Republik clone, about $3-4 on eBay. Set your self-timer to remote.

Click once, the shutter opens, click again, and it closes.

I hope this helps.

Carl

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DonnaRead54

Burien, US
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#3. "RE: shutter cable release for the D40?" | In response to Reply # 2

DonnaRead54 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2013
Sat 13-Jul-13 04:43 AM | edited Sat 13-Jul-13 04:51 AM by DonnaRead54

Thanks so much. I was on 'bulb' and had remote set but I didn't click then click. I clicked and held. Hmmm I think I'll try the click and then click using my little remote. It works great otherwise!

Follow-up .. I tried the click and click and BINGO! Thanks so much!

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DonnaRead54

Burien, US
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#4. "RE: shutter cable release for the D40?" | In response to Reply # 1

DonnaRead54 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2013
Sat 13-Jul-13 04:50 AM

Thanks Marty! I have the Photiv ML-L3 IF remote. I was clicking and holding instead of clicking to open and then another click to close. I tried it the right way it works perfectly!

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MEMcD

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#5. "RE: shutter cable release for the D40?" | In response to Reply # 4

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 13-Jul-13 11:42 AM

Hi Donna,

Outstanding!
Glad to hear you got it working.

Best Regards,
Marty

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