Thank you all for suggestions. After I realized so many options, I ended up (1) Vello wired release for $8 and (2) remote trigger function with PW Flex TT5. Since I have TT5's, I ordered cable for 10-Pin Connections and PW from FlashZebra for $27.
The issue is that cables from PW are so expensive. 10-pin remote shutter cable b/w Nikon camera to PW3, TT5 costs over $100. FlashZebra offers very reliable great deal in my experience.
When I was experimenting, I found out that my old 10 pin remote shutter cable from FlashZebra (I used for D700 and PW2) is not compatible to TT5 and PW3. Then I ordered a proper one for TT5 / PW3 while the old cable is in ebay.
The FlashZebra cords for the Plus III, FlexTT5, and MultiMax are a very recent addition to their product line. Have you tried them? I am thinking of adding one or two and was wondering about the build quality compared to the PW cords.
I have been using the latest ACC PW cords for over 5 years without issues. They are very well made but as noted very expensive. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I had an original version of 10 pin camera remote cable from FlashZebra for PW2, which worked well with D700 / D300 and PW2. After I found out the original cable did not work with Flex TT5 and D800 I now have, I found the newer cable at FlashZebra and spent $31 including shipping. Though I can not compare with PW cord, I do not see problems with built quality.
All my cables for PW system came from FlashZebra and I do not have any complains about the quality. I am sure it is better than my Nikon MC-36 remote control, of which rubber joints of the cables are deteriorating and exposing the bare cables after 5 years of use.
I've been using a Phottix Cleon II with my last three Nikon DSLR's. They call it a hybrid, it can be used as a wired or wireless remote. The latter works pretty well but I prefer a Nikon MC 30 shutter release in use. I just need a separate cable for different bodies.
This intervalometer/delay/timed release is available with both the D800 (i.e. pro) 10-pin or the D7000-type connector under many brands. I have one of each. They are inexpensive and offer every bit the functionality of the Nikon unit (the seem to be a clone). I've used them a ton and I've lost them long before they failed on me.
Amazing shipping speed - I was expecting a week or more and it turned up on the doorstep on day three!!
I really like it too - the reciver is tiny and it's not to difficult to get the collar to screw into the 10-pin socket (much easier than an MC-30 collar). The only thing I don't like is the bright metallic label on the front of the receiver - in fact I've taken it off.
Funny you say that. When I was in Acadia a week or so ago I had a few times where the camera shutter didn't completely close. The mirror was locked partway and the exposure went over. Had to press the shutter again for the shutter to cycle all the way. I had the remote on. I haven't seen it happen with my old remote (but rarely used it) or when not using the remote. Have to keep an eye on that...