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D200 10-pin connector - how many daisy chained devices?


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zooloo Registered since 06th Nov 2004
Fri 26-Oct-07 04:36 AM

Hi folks,

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.