I would like to have a reasonably priced cable release, either direct cable or remote. Tried an inexpensive one, I got what I deserved: A non-working paper weight. Any recommendation would be appreciated. In addition: Should the cable release and the shutter should always respond the same? Thank you in advance.
Like Marty I bought my MC-30 about 10 to 12 years ago. It was originally for my F100 and then I transferred it to my D200 when I went digital. Never had a lick of trouble with the cable during all that time. It may be a little more expensive than the cheaper units but, as far as I'm concerned, the quality is worth it.
I have the MC-30 and endorse its bulletproof'ness. The nice thing about the Phottix remote (which I also have) is that for a small price (about $5 as I recall) one can get additional adapters to fit different camera models.
The Phottix which does not appear as robust as the Nikon remotes has given me no problems. Also handy if you do not require the radio remote operation then the unit on the camera can be used as a cabled remote (not needing a battery for this).
Regards, Clive Liddell Pietermaritzburg South Africa
Thank you so much for the great information you all provided. I decided to go with the consensus and while it is a bit on the high side, selecting the MC-30a seems to be the best solution considering its reliability. I spent nearly 10 years, practically the whole of my 20s in darkrooms. In some I was wearing a uniform, in others I was part of the free enterprise system. Had a very long hiatus from photography and I am still learning the digtital world both when it comes to the new generations of cameras and the Lightroom that replaced my beloved darkroom. Thank you again for your suggestions.