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Cable release/intervalometer plug converter

baines11

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baines11 Registered since 12th Feb 2011
Sun 08-Jan-12 04:08 PM

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has come across an adapter for using the standard Nikon plug for cable release and timers with the new Nikon plug.

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gkaiseril

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#1. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Sun 08-Jan-12 03:27 PM | edited Sun 08-Jan-12 03:29 PM by gkaiseril

The 10 pin accessory port is about as standard as any Nikon remote release one is going to get. The D7000 does not use this type of port. The 10 pin accessory port is still used on the Nikon film and dSLRs.

Have you looked for remote releases at any of the major camera stores. There are many third products that will provide a release that is wired, wireless, and has an intervalometer within the remote unit.

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baines11

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#2. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 1

baines11 Registered since 12th Feb 2011
Sun 08-Jan-12 06:17 PM

I know there are specific units out there for the D7000, but I have an opportunity to get one of the older styles for free. It looks like this may be the future path for Nikon and it would be great if an adapter is made!

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greenwing

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#3. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 2

greenwing Registered since 18th May 2006
Sun 08-Jan-12 06:49 PM | edited Sun 08-Jan-12 06:50 PM by greenwing

> It looks like this may be the future path for Nikon

Not from a quick look at the front of the D4. They seem to have some continuity problems from D80-D90-D7000, but in the D200/300 and FX cameras the 10 pin socket reigns.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could get a D7000-specific remote for less than the appropriate adapter.

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baines11

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#4. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 3

baines11 Registered since 12th Feb 2011
Sun 08-Jan-12 09:45 PM



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I was assuming that the connector was the new direction due to this photo of the D4 input array. Could be wrong though.
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gkaiseril

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#5. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 4

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 09-Jan-12 12:01 AM | edited Mon 09-Jan-12 06:43 PM by gkaiseril

Have you looked at the accessory page?

The accessory page shows both the 10 pin accessories and the MC-DC2 releases. An image of the front of the D4 also shows a large rubber cover where a 10 pin accessory port could be located. The 10 pin accessory series of releases have a screw in lock and have been on Nikon pro and semi-pro cameras in the film only era.

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ScottsFJ40

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#6. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 5

ScottsFJ40 Registered since 11th Sep 2007
Mon 09-Jan-12 07:21 PM

Add me to the list of people that would love to find an adapter that would allow me to use my old MC-20 cable releases with my D7000. I still have 2 D200's that I carry around, and it would be awesome to have a single release.

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gkaiseril

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#7. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 6

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 09-Jan-12 07:39 PM | edited Mon 09-Jan-12 07:41 PM by gkaiseril

Have you tried the DIY approach?

You could modify the MC-20 to be split and joined by either 2.5mm or 3.5mm stereo plugs to match the Promote Systems Control Shutter Cable for Nikon D90/D3100/D5000/D5100/D7000. It should cost less than $30.00 USD unless you need to buy the tools.

You may need to search the web for the 10 pin accessory wiring diagram.

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baines11

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#8. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 7

baines11 Registered since 12th Feb 2011
Mon 09-Jan-12 08:00 PM

Great idea!

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ScottsFJ40

Olympia, US
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#9. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 8

ScottsFJ40 Registered since 11th Sep 2007
Mon 09-Jan-12 08:18 PM

I may end up going the DIY route after I have a little free time, the wife and I are moving 1500 miles away this spring and that is consuming our free time right now.

I don't think it would really be that hard to make an adapter, perhaps an idea for a little cottage industry gadget.

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gkaiseril

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#10. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 4

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 12-Jan-12 08:18 PM

And on |the front of the D4> shows the PC flash connector and the 10 pin accessory port and the ML-L3 sensor port.

The choice of the photo was not because of the blog it is linked to.

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KentuckyCajun

Prospect, US
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#11. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 10

KentuckyCajun Registered since 17th Nov 2011
Thu 12-Jan-12 10:13 PM

There are adapters already available on ebay -- search for "NIKON MC-DC2 plug adapter" and you should see versions for just about anything you want to do. 10-pin MC-30 version is $9.99 delivered.

Another possibility is to buy the Canon version of the adapter and install a matching 2.5mm inline plug and jack (commonly available at radio shack) in the cord of the MC30 -- this would allow you to swap connector ends or use the adapter for an intervalometer or other project. The idea is to convert the MC-DC2 to something that you can easily hack into.

You can also buy a cheap MC-DC2 style remote for under $4 and cut the cable off to save a few bucks. Seems strange to be able to buy the entire remote for less than the adapter costs, but that's what hacking is all about!

Search google for "Camera remote release pinout list" and "Camera remote release pinout list" to get all the background info you need.

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baines11

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#12. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 11

baines11 Registered since 12th Feb 2011
Thu 12-Jan-12 10:41 PM

Once again reminded why I love this site! Thanks!!!

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KentuckyCajun

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#13. "RE: Cable release/intervalometer plug converter" | In response to Reply # 12

KentuckyCajun Registered since 17th Nov 2011
Thu 12-Jan-12 10:58 PM

If you want a really cool DIY intervalometer project to plug into your new DIY adapter, search google for "Intervallino"

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