I'm unable to find any remote control for this unit? How to I remotely control the shutter release?
I'm really happy to see that I can remotely control using WT-4 and a PC/Capture, but it's really hopeless if I have to carry a computer everywhere in order to control the shutter release (long exposures).
Morten, can't speak of the other devices but the MC-30 is a 10 pin remote and works on ANY Nikon with a 10 pin remote recepticle. Just remove the 10pin cap or cover and plug it in and start using it. Use one all the time with my F100, D1X or D2H and before that a N90 and later a N90s and will continue to use it when I get a D700. Mark
I am using the my MC-30 on both my D3 and D700. It works perfectly because both cameras have Nikon's standard 10-pin port. I own an MC-36 but never use it. I tried it on the D700 a couple days ago and again, because it uses the standard Nikon 10-pin connection, it works perfectly on the D700.
The MC-36 is far too expensive for simple remote shutter release use. Unless you needs its built-in timer control features, stay with the MC-30 which has a remote trigger button as well as a sliding lock switch for Bulb exposures that you time yourself.
The Modulite ML-3 is only a bit more expensive than the MC-36 and has the advantage of being infrared (untethered). Just keep in mind that you have to have line of sight between handheld remote controls and sensor on the Modulite receiver mounted in the hot shoe in order to trigger the shutter. Also note that if you're using the hot shoe for something else (like a flash for instance), you can't use the Modulite.
Relying on Nikon's global product information seems rather futile, as it is so uncoordinated!
How do I know which Nikon site is the most current? Nikon is unable to coordinate even the product information, site navigation and layout, which makes it incredibly hard to find and compare information.
I remember that in the past I had the same problems with Canon cameras and binoculars, and ended up in the usa-sites in order to ensure correct data.
D700 have several features I'm missing in my current Nikon, and these clarifications have paved the way for a purchase!
With hands-on experience on the MC-36 - I hope you can clarify this: can I use the MC-36 to shoot time-lapses of for example 30 second intervals for 1 or more hours, or until I stop it? I've been unable to find the manual anywhere online, and others complaing about it too...
This download link is good for 72 hours only, so please download the PDF as soon as possible. It's the full manual, so you'll have to do a bit of scrolling to get to the English language part. Please pass the download link to anyone who needs it, keeping in mind that it is only good for the next 72 hours.