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Nikon MC-DC2 and Nikon D7000

Kale49

Espoo, FI
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Kale49 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Sat 22-Oct-11 06:47 AM

Hi Nikon D7000-friends. I bought a Nikon MC-DC2 remote cord for my D7000. When installing there´s a total black out in my camera body. Any experiences of same kind?

Kale S
Espoo, Finland

tcerul

Hardy, US
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#1. "RE: Nikon MC-DC2 and Nikon D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

tcerul Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 24-Oct-11 06:45 PM

I have no such problem with my MC-DC2. But...

With my old D80, I would sometimes experience a similar issue. I solved the problem with the D80 by turning off the camera before inserting the plug into the camera socket.

Sounds like there might be a short of some sort when inserting the remote plug into the body with the camera turned on.

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four eighty sparky

US
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#2. "RE: Nikon MC-DC2 and Nikon D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Mon 24-Oct-11 08:24 PM

Is the remote locked 'on'?

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#3. "RE: Nikon MC-DC2 and Nikon D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

DeanAZ Gold Member Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007
Mon 24-Oct-11 08:57 PM

Howdy, Kale. Sounds like you have a problem as what you describe is not normal even if it is locked on or you push the button on the remote while plugging it in. When I plug mine in nothing changes on the camera as I believe it is a passive component and not recognized by the camera until you press the button at which time it behaves identically to the built-in shutter button.

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Kale49

Espoo, FI
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#4. "RE: Nikon MC-DC2 and Nikon D7000" | In response to Reply # 3

Kale49 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 25-Oct-11 05:50 PM | edited Tue 25-Oct-11 05:50 PM by Kale49

Thanks to all for your comments. I´ll visit Nikon Finland and show them both of "the parties"; Body and MC-DC2.

I´ll be back and tell you the diagnosis

Kale S
Espoo, Finland

Kale49

Espoo, FI
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#5. "RE: Nikon MC-DC2 and Nikon D7000" | In response to Reply # 4

Kale49 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Wed 26-Oct-11 03:35 AM

Funny things happen. This morning I connected again my remote control to the camera body. And guess what, it functioned! No idea what I did wrong earlier.

I must say that I had read of connection problems in some Nikon discussion forums here in Finland. That´s why I thought, really, that it is more generic. Lucky me (and us Nikonians), it is not!

I have been totally satisfied with my D7000 since I bought it in November 2010. My earlier Nikon bodies are D50 and D80.

Kale S
Espoo, Finland

hyphotographer

UK
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#6. "Third Party MC-DC2 from Neewer" | In response to Reply # 0

hyphotographer Registered since 19th Mar 2012
Sat 16-Feb-13 09:45 PM | edited Sat 16-Feb-13 09:46 PM by hyphotographer

Today, I received a third party MC-DC2 remote shutter release with sliding lock function. It cost £2.44 including shipping from Amazon UK and works really well.

I now happy with it because it can set up a 'Focus Trap' for me to shoot with 'Auto-Firing' in Continuous High-speed Release mode.

No offence to Original Nikon MC-DC2, just wonder how can they sell things for £30 that can be beaten by £2.44 from third party?

Hopefully my switch will serve my D7000 for a long time, with careful use and storage.

Bravozulu

Los Angeles, US
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#7. "RE: Third Party MC-DC2 from Neewer" | In response to Reply # 6

Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Sun 17-Feb-13 03:18 AM

You do know that when using this remote, you do not change the Release Mode dial. That is set to REMOTE when using the IR remote. Instead, you just shoot S, CL or CH, and the switch fires the shutter.

By the way. my MC-DC2 is not from Nikon. It was a $12 imitation from China.

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hyphotographer

UK
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#8. "seeking focus" | In response to Reply # 7

hyphotographer Registered since 19th Mar 2012
Sun 17-Feb-13 11:37 AM

If you do not use AF-ON for the AEL / AFL button, you cannot set up a 'focus trap'. This is because whilst shutter release is locked down, the camera will seek focus and shoot non-stop.

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