D800 & D800E remote release differences?
I own a D800E and I thought it was exactly the same as the D800 except for the AA filter.
I was looking to order a Lightning Bug (trigger) here:
and I noticed they list different cables for the D800 vs the D800E.
Is there really a difference in the remote cable connection?
Or is their website wrong?
#1. "RE: D800 & D800E remote release differences?" | In response to Reply # 0gpoole Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Wed 20-Mar-13 02:33 PM | edited Wed 20-Mar-13 02:39 PM by gpoole
You are correct, the only real difference between the D800 and D800e is the AA filter. There should be no difference in the cables between the 2 bodies (or for any other 10 pin socket Nikon).
Also any 10 pin connected device that worked on previous Nikons should work on a D800/D800e. The only think to watch out for is that the clearance between the 10 pin socket and the lens mount area of a D800 is less than previous cameras. This can cause interference with some 10 pin devices. This interference will cause a side force on the socket that can break the socket loose from it's mounting. I've been the victim of that change.
Edited to add: Just for completeness. The D800 and D800e take different versions of the firmware. It does not appear that there is any functional differences in the firmware. I also suspect that a saved settings file cannot be moved between the 2 body types.
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#2. "RE: D800 & D800E remote release differences?" | In response to Reply # 1blubdog Nikonian since 29th Sep 2008Wed 20-Mar-13 02:46 PM
Thanks Gary. I sent MK Controls a message to let them know they have an error on their website.
The different firmware makes sense. I suspect there are differences in the default values for in-camera jpg sharpening between the two models.