Nikon MC-36 Remote Control Question for the D800
I see in a number of sites that this remote control handles the bulb function in some Nikon DSLRs. Does it handle the bulb in D800? Is it a good remote control for the D800?
#1. "RE: Nikon MC-36 Remote Control Question for the D800" | In response to Reply # 0richardd300 Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Sun 23-Sep-12 01:00 PM
Yes, I have the MC-36 and it does do "bulb", but remember "bulb" is a function of the camera not the remote. Set the camera to bulb and whatever your desired aperture is. Press the MC-36 button and if it's a long, e'g. multistop ND filter, exposure push the button forward to lock and the timer will start. Pull it back and release to close the shutter. It's works very well with a good build quality, albeit expensive. It will do a lot more than you perhaps will ever want to
Below is a recent image taken with a D800, MC-36
D800 - 24-70mm f2.8 - ISO 100 - B&W ND12 - tripod mounted 20s exposure, MC-36 on bulb
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#4. "RE: Nikon MC-36 Remote Control Question for the D800" | In response to Reply # 0
As stated above, the MC-36 is fully compatible with the D800.
It has a built in timer that can be set for exposures up to 99h 59m 59 s., delay timer, or interval timer.
If you are looking for a simple wired release, the MC-30 is a singnificantly less expensive alternative.
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