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Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?

Gator Bob

SANTA FE, US
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Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 12-Feb-12 12:48 PM

Will the MC-30 remote shutter release fit in the D800 port?

Also, will the EH-5a power supply work with the D800?

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briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#1. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 12-Feb-12 12:02 PM

>Will the MC-30 remote shutter release fit in the D800 port?

Yes, it will; the D800 has a standard 10-pin socket

>Also, will the EH-5a power supply work with the D800?

I don't know what the differences are between the earlier EH-5a and the EH-5b that is listed for the D800. The EN-EL15 battery which powers the D800 differs in both charge and voltage from the EN-EL3e which powered the cameras that used the EH-5a, I'm guessing that the two units are not interchangeable.

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Gator Bob

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#2. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 1

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 12-Feb-12 12:25 PM

Thanks! The b&H listing is somewhat ambiguous on the Mc-30 and so far uninformative on the power supply.

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Leonard62

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#3. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 2

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Sun 12-Feb-12 01:15 PM

If you check the Nikonusa site, Nikon-products, they are up to date with product compatibility. Look under accessories.

The EH-5A is compatible with quite a few cameras but not the D800. They show the EH-5B which is only compatible with the D800.

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briantilley

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#4. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 3

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 12-Feb-12 01:59 PM

I expect you are correct, but it's dangerous to just go by what Nikon websites say - they maintained only the EH-5a, and not the earlier EH-5, was compatible with the D700, whereas in fact either of them works fine

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RRRoger

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#5. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 4

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Sun 12-Feb-12 07:43 PM | edited Sun 12-Feb-12 07:45 PM by RRRoger

I am sure that the D800 has a voltage regulator to compensate for the different configurations of the battery pack,
and for a full and partial charged battery.

When I attached an external acid battery with slightly higher voltage to my Kodak 760, the camera really came to life.
Not sure about the D800, but the spec performance is already good enough for me.

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Minhala

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#6. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

Minhala Registered since 29th Apr 2012
Sun 29-Apr-12 03:37 AM

According to the support forum here:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Power-Adapters/25364/EH-5A-AC-Adapter.html?bvqap=7022-en_us/questions/product/2/25364.htm#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-Forum

the EH-5A will work with the D800. The post is on the 2nd page.

Gator Bob

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#7. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 6

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Sun 29-Apr-12 04:10 AM

Many thanks!

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slalom002

Ottawa, CA
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#8. "RE: Will MC-30 & EH-5a fit the D800?" | In response to Reply # 7

slalom002 Registered since 11th Oct 2008
Fri 08-Feb-13 03:44 PM

I still have my EH-5 from my D100 days. It is not even listed in the archived accessories. I wonder where I can find out if it will work on the D800.

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