On page 9 of the English brochure it refers to "optional accessories such as the Remote Cord MC-30/MC-36 and the Modulite Remote Control Set ML-3." I would think that the MC-20 is covered by the "such as" part of the sentence.
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Now just to set things striate once again (as Allan did above already). The ML-3 IS NOT the inferred remote used on the D70(S). The ML-L3 is the one that the D70/S & F65 share.
The ML-3 is an inferred remote that plugs into a ten pin remote terminal.
Since the D200 is attracting people from the D1/2, F100/single digit F camp and the D70/S camp we should try and use the proper wording on these to vary different remotes so no one get confused.
It looks like the MC-36 dose have some new tricks up its sleeve when compared to the simple & basic ML-L3 or MC-30 although I am really interested to know what advantages it has over the MC-20.
I first had a MC-20 for my F100 although really found its added features a gimmick so I traded it in for the much more practical MC-30 which I still have and use today. The MC-36 is going to have to have some super powers to get me to convert from the Mc-30 to it.
The MC-20 wouldn't have been mentioned because despite it still appearing on Nikons various websites, it was seems to have been discontinued a while back. Certainly in the UK you can't buy a new one anywhere that I've found.
The MC-30 is the most simple and economical solution for a 10 pin remote trigger. Bare bones simple and is probably the one you want to compare to the new MC-36. I have a feeling the MC-36 is going to be similar to the MC-20 but with maybe a few bells & whistles more but nothing I would actually pay for. These remotes have traditionally bean in this price range so don’t let the “high price” make you think it is something super special. As I found out with MC-20 more buttons dose not always mean better…. unless you can actually find a use for them unlike me .
Big fan of the simple MC-30 if you have not already guessed.
Mll3 and it is ok but thats it it is a shutter button on a IR remote. It does not even veature half push its all or nothing best to use manual focus and then just push push push till your done. In bulb mode first push opens shutter and a seccond will close the shutter there is a snag the remote can timeout so you need to set the remote active time first it seems to have been changed in the last firmware upgrade even thoug it was not mentiond. it does the job in a half arsed sort of way it is still better than pushing the shutter on the camera. I considerd upgrading to 70s just to get a better remote. Now that 200 is there im as happy as a pig in s..t. order was placed this morning even thoug I took a few days im first in line du to the stupid relece date of early Feb in NZ Even the price has to be confirmed between 2.5K and 3K (body only) hope the price it closer to the 2.5K. Bank Manager is going to love me again. Snapshots are taken but Photos are made
Nikon specifies the MC-22 (the one with 3 banana plugs that came out with the N90s), the MC-30 and the MC-36. The MC-36 multifunction vable release appears to be the upgrade of the now discontinued MC-20 (which should also work since it is/was a 10-pin release).