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DonnaRead54 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2013Fri 12-Jul-13 11:44 PM
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"shutter cable release for the D40?"


Burien, US
          

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 Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 13-Jul-13 03:11 AM
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#1. "RE: shutter cable release for the D40?"
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Hi Donna,

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

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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

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

Outstanding!
Glad to hear you got it working.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Sat 13-Jul-13 03:27 AM
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West Valley, US
          

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

Burien, US
          

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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