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Simultaneous Use of Cable Release & GPS

texspeel

Fairfax Station, US
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texspeel Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Sun 21-Apr-13 10:34 PM

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In about a month, I'm going to a national park and, among other things will be shooting landscapes with my D800. I'll need to use a cable release in the 10 pin connector, but also want to use my Nikon GP-1 GPS which also uses the 10 pin connector. Is there a Nikon or 3rd party accesory that will allow me to use both simultaneously?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Best regards,
Tom

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gpoole

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#1. "RE: Simultaneous Use of Cable Release & GPS" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sun 21-Apr-13 09:32 PM

From Nikon USA support "The GP-1 has an accessory terminal that supports the use of the MC-DC2 Remote Release." The MC-DC2 is not a 10 pin device, instead it plugs directly into the GP-1. It is sold separately for $25

Most, maybe all, the aftermarket GPS devices also have a connection for a wired cable release. Usually the connection is made using a small stereo plug like the one on many portable audio device headphones. Sometimes this remote is included with the GPS, some times it must be purchased separately. This type of release is available in many camera stores.

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texspeel

Fairfax Station, US
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#2. "RE: Simultaneous Use of Cable Release & GPS" | In response to Reply # 1

texspeel Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Sun 21-Apr-13 10:15 PM

Gary,
Many thanks for the info. You made my day. Looks like something that needs to go on my acquisition list to get before the trip.
Thanks again!
Best regards,
Tom

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n7vy

Mesa, Arizona, US
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#3. "RE: Simultaneous Use of Cable Release & GPS" | In response to Reply # 2

n7vy Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Apr 2009
Mon 22-Apr-13 12:06 AM

There is a splitter in the pro shop here at Nikonians. It's not cheap but it works fine. I think it is about $45.00.

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texspeel

Fairfax Station, US
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#4. "RE: Simultaneous Use of Cable Release & GPS" | In response to Reply # 3

texspeel Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Mon 22-Apr-13 09:56 AM

Thanks! I'll take a look. I was hoping to get one possible solution, and I've got two. Appreciate the feedback.
Best regards,
Tom

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