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    csurry
    csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Aug 2009 - 10:30 AM

    Does anyone know which wires need connecting to which part of an RCA adaptor for a Nikon 10-pin to work correctly and trigger the camera.

    I have a cable which came with a unit which has stopped working. I can cut open a spare MC-30 I have and I know the ground, metering and shutter release are the only three wires that are used.

    Since these wires are white, yellow and purple being the nikon ones and not the same as the one that came with the unit I don't know which need connecting where on the RCA adaptor.

    So any electronic whizzes out there?

    I can't find any wiring diagrams and have done a number of google searches before posting this in the hope someone had answered this previously here or on another site.

    Thanks

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    csurry
    csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Aug 2009 - 10:50 AM

    Just in case some one can tell me what needs soldering where, here is the wire info:

    The yellow wire is ground, the white is metering/AF)and the purple is the shutter release.

    Thanks

    User_Removed
    1 Aug 2009 - 2:09 PM

    Is this link of use ?

    csurry
    csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Aug 2009 - 5:17 PM

    Thanks Pat, but I'd already found that one amongst many others. I just don't know how to translate the information that I have about other connectors and apply it to an RCA plug.

    User_Removed
    1 Aug 2009 - 7:14 PM

    As there is no power involved, only switch closure to ground, then just experiment. Easiest one to find will be the shutter release.

    User_Removed
    2 Aug 2009 - 3:26 PM

    PM in your 'Q' Cheryl.

    csurry
    csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Aug 2009 - 3:33 PM

    Thanks Mike.

    Plenty of sites say which cable is which in the Nikon colour scheme and Pat's info whilst helpful is not enough to give me confidence to solder the connections and use with my camera.

    I'll email someone tomorrow that should be able to give me a definitive answer, in the meantime as yesterdays shot shows I have found another way to trigger the camera.

    Of to do some more drop shots now Grin

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