D800 10-pin connector question...
Does anyone make a pigtail adapter cable for the D800 10-pin connector that allows the use of a remote shutter release from a D7100? (That is the rectangular 10-pin connector.)
I just jumped off the deep end and purchased a D800e. I guess I'm $$ conscious now, trying to save a little on buying duplicate accessories.
It seems simple enough, but I don't know where to look.
Anyway, any direction would be appreciated.
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#1. "RE: D800 10-pin connector question..." | In response to Reply # 0ericbowles Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sun 20-Oct-13 08:52 AM
I'm not aware of an adapter to allow the D7100 cable release to be used with the 10-pin connection. The GPS-1 uses a 10-pin connection, but if you further want to attach a cable release, it is attached to the GPS-1 and uses the rectangular release for the D7000/D7100.
I'm not sure how often you need a remote shutter release. You can use Shutter Delay Mode for many situations.
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#2. "RE: D800 10-pin connector question..." | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 20-Oct-13 11:10 AM
I've been using a Yongnuo 603N RF remote - $30 for the pair, and it works to a distance of ~100 meters. Plus it'll fire a (manual) flash at that distance too. Obviously I got the version with the 10-pin connector. http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detail.php?ID=282
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#3. "RE: D800 10-pin connector question..." | In response to Reply # 0mklass Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Sun 20-Oct-13 01:26 PM
It would probably be better to get a 10-pin cable release. There are less expensive alternatives to Nikon offerings. Here's one for $7.95: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765671-REG/Vello_RS_N1II_Wired_Remote_for.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/
I have one like this and it works fine.
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#4. "RE: D800 10-pin connector question..." | In response to Reply # 0anymouse73 Registered since 16th Jan 2013Sun 20-Oct-13 05:18 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions. I will check them all out.
I actually use a remote release a good bit for panos and macro / product photography on the tripod. I found it made a BIG difference when shooting the D7100 between making an ok shot to making one tack sharp.
However, I just came back from making some walk-around shots of flowers, insects, and other stuff - It's a beautiful day in University City Philadelphia today. WOW! What an unbelievable camera! I was using the Nikon 28-300mm for my walk around lens, so I wasn't able to get really close, but there is so much room to crop and still have unreal sharpness. I'm SO GLAD I made the plunge!
Again, thanks for the info.
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