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Remote Cable Release M-30


Anchorage, US
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2pixels_short Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Registered since 16th Oct 2003
Wed 13-Feb-13 04:49 PM

I spend a lot of time out in the cold dark night looking for Aurora. I use the same cable release and have the same experience with cold making the plastic cable covering brittle.

I purchase replacement releases on the used market for a fraction of the cost of a new one. They are OEM Nikon. If they break, they break.

I have used cold weather electrical tape at both ends but the bottom line is that the plastic formula is not flexible at -25°F. Even if you cover the cable with a more flexible substance the underlying material will be brittle.

A radio unit such as a pocket wizard might help me but you still need a cable and the pocket wizard would have it's own issues with cold making the housing brittle and draining the AA batteries.

I was out one night with a group of Canon shooters and one had a remote that appeared to be made of a low temp silicone.

I have not found any third party reliable cold weather remotes for use with Nikon.
Mike in Alaska

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A general, generic topic Remote Cable Release M-30 [View all] , sharkman53 , Wed 13-Feb-13 03:16 PM
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