D200 10-pin connector - how many daisy chained devices?
I'm considering some of the smaller GPS units such as the Geopic or another DIY setup for my D200.
It got me thinking about the 10-pin connector in general, and whether it was worth it to have one of the above GPS units customized with a 10-pin socket (e.g. MC-21) to attach other accessories, or just a 2.5mm jack.
For example, I have a 10-pin shutter release (3rd party off EBay) and could daisy chain this. Or I could instead use a different shutter release that fits into a 2.5mm jack and stay with a more compact setup, as my remote shutter release use cases are not very frequent.
Would I miss anything by having my 10-pin connector continuously taken up with some accessory such as a GPS and no capability to attach another 10-pin accessory?
Does anyone really daisy-chain the 10-pin connector to more than 2 devices (accessory plus shutter release)? It would seem that if one accessory uses transmit/receive/power pins, the only other *useful* pins would be for shutter release, and it wouldn't be practical to do anything more.
#1. "RE: D200 10-pin connector - how many daisy chained devi" | In response to Reply # 0AndrewFromCanada Charter MemberFri 26-Oct-07 05:56 PM
I have recently bought one of these GPSs and it allows a (modified) release to connect to it. Is that what you mean?
It works just fine and allows you to use the remote release without taking the GPS on and off. Like you, I don't use the remote release all that much, and this is a decent solution (in a pinch I just use a delayed shutter release instead of hooking up the actual cable).
#2. "RE: D200 10-pin connector - how many daisy chained devi" | In response to Reply # 1Sat 27-Oct-07 01:22 PM
It just got me thinking about the uses of the 10-pin connector, and how many devices people typically daisy-chain, and whether I'd miss anything by not having the option to connect other 10-pin accessories while using the GPS.
It seems more practical to stick with a 2.5mm jack for chaining a remote release, because a modified version to allow a 10-pin connection might be too bulky.
#3. "RE: D200 10-pin connector - how many daisy chained devi" | In response to Reply # 2gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Sat 27-Oct-07 01:40 PM
The 10 pin connector consist of a remote release and an RS-232C connector. The remote release takes different Nikon remote release products like a remote release, second camera release and intervoltometer, while the RS-232C connector can connect to a data pack for certain Nikon film cameras or a serial output GPS. The MC-35 is the only y type connector I have seen for the 10 pin connector, although with some careful planning one should be able to connect 2 or more remote devices just as long as one does not try use more than one at time.
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