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can this product be used with / is compatible with Nikon DSLR D40x?

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Acording to Nikons homepage the MCDC-2 is not compatable with the D40x.

You can check @ Nikon usa & find out anything you need to know about Nikon products.
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No, it won't work. You'll need the ML-L3 for the D40
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No but the ML-L3 wireless remote is.
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Is their a serious amount of lead on this product? Like the manual suggests or is it inside the actual cable and as long as I don't play around with i

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My guess is that the lead is in the solder used on the circuit boards. Try not to eat it and you'll be fine.
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Because there is a certain amount of lead in the item Nikon must post that warning to be in compliance with California's Prop 65 mandate.
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i would definitely contact "Service and Support" about this issue...
I cant imagine there would be safety issue...
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Will this allow me to do shutter lock for long exposures (multiple minutes)?

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YES and use your smartphone, watch or stopwatch to time the long exposure! how easy is that
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it has a built-in shutter lock, so yes. however, it's still manual control, so if you want to time it exactly you're better off with a third-party MCDC2-like remote on which you can set the expo time/interval digitally.
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In which case yes it will work and you should be able to lock the shutter open.
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How does the MC-DC2 Remote connect to a D7000?

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it connects to the GPS port
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Please see page # 281 of the user's manual for the D7000, regarding accessory terminal accessories.
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It plugs into the side of the camera.
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Will the MC-DC2 work with a D3S since my 10-pin slot is used by a GP-1 or is there another remote release I can use?

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I use the MC-DC2 with the D700 and the D800, when the GPS-1 is attached to those camera's 10-pin socket, and it works just fine. I imagine the same thing would work with ANY Nikon camera that accepts the GPS-1 connected to the 10-pin socket.

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MC-DC2 won't work with you D3s, to use this you need a special port which D3S doesn't have
(Nikon is making too much kind of Remote Release Cord, giving muti body user a big headache, please fix this Nikon)
Another solution to the problem. Is to use a GPS logger or install a GPS logging software in a smartphone with build in GPS(this will use a lot of the power in the smartphone), then export the data and input the data back to the Photo with ViewNX2, but in the case you need to make sure you camera TIME data is correct to sec.(can be done with Nikon Transfer time Synchronize function)
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How does the MC-DC2 Remote connect to a D40X

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mcdc2 is not compatible with d40x.
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Its plugs in the side of it.
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dc-2 and d3000

Where is the dc2 connector located on the d3000. All I can find is the usb out. Does dc2 fit usb out?
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Actually Hotduckz, according to a earlier question as far as it working with the D3000 and answered by a Nikon staff...it will work with the D3000. It get connected on the left-side of the camera under the narrow flap where you would connect the USB cable.
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Sorry but you cannot use wire-remote on D3000.
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The D40 is not listed under "compatible with" yet it is mentioned on the description. Will this work with the D40?

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No its not, you need the ML-L3 for the D40.
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Sorry but No.
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Does the MC-DC2 cord work with the GP-1 connected to a D300?

I like to tag my images with GPS data, but when I use the GP-1 on my D300 I can"t use my remote release. Would the MC-DC2 release plug into my GP-1 and allow me to have (and use) functionality for both?
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I read where the MC-DC2 release works with the GP-1 and D800 so I purchased it. Guess what? It works with my D300 the same way.

I asked the original question.
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The MC-DC2 is not compatible with the D300. Please click on the link below for compatible accessories for the D300:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Does this remote work like a plunger cable release? If yes, the plunger can still cause some camera shake. Can you lock up the mirror first?

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I'm looking for a cable release for my D3100 so this only speaks to your concern about vibration.

You can also use what is called the "hat trick" to minimize vibrations on long exposures. Cover the lens with a hat or other object to block the light (hold it there and do not let it touch the camera) and open the shutter. Let it settle down, move the hat and begin timing the exposure. When done, block the light with the hat and close the shutter.

If you are being this careful consider that you also need a very steady tripod:
Use bungi cords to pull it toward the ground
Do not move while the exposure is taking place
If you must move, step softly and get 20 to 30 feet away away from the camera.

For those that are really serious about vibration and will work from a fixed location consider a 4' deep concrete pier isolated from the soil the top 2 feet with 4 inches of packing p-nuts. Fill the bottom 2 feet and use coffee cans or PVC Pipe to make a form for the top 2 feet. Worked for my telescope.
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It is a usb cable not a plunger and yes it can lock the mirror up as long as the camera is set to mirror lock up.
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How does the MC-DC2 Remote connect to a D4s ?

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u mean Ds4 - Peripheral connector ?

It look difference with d5200 -port.
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Plugs into accessory port on the side of the camera body.
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Is the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord compatible with the D300?

The MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord (1 meter) is listed as an accessory for the D300, but when I looked at the web-page for the MC-DC2, the tab for "Compatible With" does not list the D300.

Is it compatible with the D300?
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The only exception is if you are using a GP-1, then the MC-DC2 will work by plugging it into the GP-1, accessory port.
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No, you would need the MC-30 or the MC-36 for the D300
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Will this trigger the video record button if the camera is in video mode on the D3100?

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This remote cord is only to trigger the shutter in order to take photos.
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Is there a wireless remote available for the D3100?

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You can only use the MC-DC2 remote cord.
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Cable Release

I have recently purchased a Nikon D7000. Which would be most useful as a cable release---ML-L3, wireless remote or a MC-DC2-remote cord?
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If you’re going to use the camera in "bulb" you'll need the MC-DC2 remote cord in order to keep the shutter press and to prevent blur. The ML-L3 you can use it for self portraits (the remote has to be in front of the camera).
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Does this product work with the D1500?

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Yes it does.
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Is there a time limit on the bulb exposures, using a D7000??

on the ML-L3 infrared remote, shooting automatically ends after 30 minutes.... is this the same for this remote??
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actually, i've never tried to make it that far, but it's a good guess that yes, 30 mins is the ceiling for the bulb exposure (gotta protect the sensor from overheating).
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Can I make a half-press to focus first, then full press to shoot with this remote?

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Yes you can.
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Does this work with the d3000

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Yes, it's compatible with the D3000.
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What remote is avable for nikon d3100

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You can use the MC-DC2 Remote Cord.
 
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