Sun 08-Jan-12 03:27 PM | edited Sun 08-Jan-12 03:29 PM by gkaiseril
The 10 pin accessory port is about as standard as any Nikon remote release one is going to get. The D7000 does not use this type of port. The 10 pin accessory port is still used on the Nikon film and dSLRs.
Have you looked for remote releases at any of the major camera stores. There are many third products that will provide a release that is wired, wireless, and has an intervalometer within the remote unit.
I know there are specific units out there for the D7000, but I have an opportunity to get one of the older styles for free. It looks like this may be the future path for Nikon and it would be great if an adapter is made!
Mon 09-Jan-12 12:01 AM | edited Mon 09-Jan-12 06:43 PM by gkaiseril
Have you looked at the accessory page?
The accessory page shows both the 10 pin accessories and the MC-DC2 releases. An image of the front of the D4 also shows a large rubber cover where a 10 pin accessory port could be located. The 10 pin accessory series of releases have a screw in lock and have been on Nikon pro and semi-pro cameras in the film only era.
Add me to the list of people that would love to find an adapter that would allow me to use my old MC-20 cable releases with my D7000. I still have 2 D200's that I carry around, and it would be awesome to have a single release.
There are adapters already available on ebay -- search for "NIKON MC-DC2 plug adapter" and you should see versions for just about anything you want to do. 10-pin MC-30 version is $9.99 delivered.
Another possibility is to buy the Canon version of the adapter and install a matching 2.5mm inline plug and jack (commonly available at radio shack) in the cord of the MC30 -- this would allow you to swap connector ends or use the adapter for an intervalometer or other project. The idea is to convert the MC-DC2 to something that you can easily hack into.
You can also buy a cheap MC-DC2 style remote for under $4 and cut the cable off to save a few bucks. Seems strange to be able to buy the entire remote for less than the adapter costs, but that's what hacking is all about!
Search google for "Camera remote release pinout list" and "Camera remote release pinout list" to get all the background info you need.