"Nikon D80 cable shutter MC-DC1: cable or camera malfunction??"
for the first time I decided to use a cable shutter release as
I need to take long exposure pictures one after the other,
without staying near the camera. I found on eBay several
models by Shoot brand like this one
I received the item, set the camera on Manual/Bulb/Manual
focus etc., but as soon as I connect the cable to the camera
it starts exposing..even without batteries in the remote. If I
connect it before switching on the camera, as soon as I switch
on the camera it starts exposing. I also tried setting
exposure time to 2 seconds..it takes the picture but when
finished it does not show the picture just taken until I
disconnect the shutter cable.
The odd thing is also that after this first picture, I cannot
use anymore the main shutter button on the camera or the one
on the remote..it just does not work. But as soon as I
disconnect the remote the previous picture appears on the back
screen, and I can use again the camera or connect the remote
but only for one picture..
If I set the timer on the remote shutter it expose correctly
the first picture, for example for 60s, but then it looks like
the camera 'hangs' without showing the picture taking and
unable to take any other picture until I disconnect the remote
shutter, the previous picture appear on the screen and all
goes back to normal.
Any idea? Could it be the cheap remote shutter cable broken?
Is it a problem of the camera? Any advice is welcome...thanks!