I have just acquired the D610 in addition to my existing D200.
1st Question: As far as I have been able to determine, the ML-L3 is the only means of remotely operating the D610. The ML-L3 is a short range remote control device that makes it hard for the photographer to be completely out of sight during remote operation.
The D200 had a cable attachment to a 10 pin connector that allowed use of the ML-3 remote and home brew remotes that worked at 50-75 or more feet. My favorite is a Radio Control remote, from the R/C airplane hobby, that allowed me to use two channels, one to focus and one to shoot the D200 while completely out of sight.
Have any D610 users come up with a means to remotely operate the D610 from longer distances than allowed by the ML-L3?
Question 2: Ideally, I'd like to be able to mount the camera on radio controlled gimbals that would also allow me to change azimuth and elevation of the camera and then activate the focus/exposure and shutter on the camera when pointed at a subject of interest. I adapted a small video transmitter to look through the viewfinder eyepiece of the D200 and it should transport nicely to the D610, but I have not solved the problem of R/C control of azimuth and elevation.
Have any of you aware of options to remotely control azimuth and elevation of your DSLR camera?
PS Thanks for your support. In addition to my earlier two questions, which have been nicely answered, this third (two part) question may have used up the last of my three wishes - I hope not.
>Have any D610 users come up with a means to remotely operate >the D610 from longer distances than allowed by the ML-L3?
The D610 is compatible with the MC-DC2 remote cord, so anything that uses that interface should work. Electrically, it's similar if not identical to the 10-pin remote shutter release, but with a different connector.
Thank you. I think that is what I'm looking for. Once I learn the pinouts on that connector, and how the MC-DC2 pins behave when the shutter release button is mid-position and when fully depressed, I should be able to connect the existing R/C device to the D610 via a cable and this connector.
That is twice you have provided good advice. Thanks again!
If you don't mind me asking Jesse, how do you get around the fact that the pocketwizard site notes that for the D600 neither "Mirror Up" nor "Exposure Delay" mode are supported? I'm also looking for a remote for a D600 and use both of these features extensively.
If i use those modes i also have a set of Yongnuo RF-603N (paid 19 dollars for them) to which also come with a cable to where i can remotely fire the camera or use it as a simple trigger (cable similar to the PW cable..but it is different).
I havent tried that..but im guessing it should as the Yongnuo could be mounted on the hotshoe as well...and the PW's can be set to different channels and so on. I havent personally tried using them together..but if you do not currently own a set of PW, it could potentially be an expensive initial buy. I dont mind giving it a try and post back when I find out for certain. but if you already have a set of PWs..then 19 dollars for the Yongnuo and 20 bucks for a cable might be worth a shot.
Thanks - but don't go out of your way to test this out on my account. I have both the corded and IR Nikon remotes for the D600 and have found that if I need more than 3 exposures I can either use the exposure compensation trick or the U1/U2 trick to do it. If there was an easy single-point of doing more than 3 exposurs for HDR remotely I'd look into purchasing it, but if it is going to require work on the camera and TWO remotes, that seems a bit much. Thanks for answering the questions and the offer to test out a theory, very much appreciated!