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Nikon Remote Cord (D5100)


MrBMorris 14 27 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 6:36PM
Good evening, I'm looking for a remote release for my D5100! I wanted the MC-36 but through some investigation I've found out that it won't fit my SLR as it's "entry level".

I've been looking at the MC-DC2 but I was wondering if it would have the few functions I want, I was hoping that if I held the button it would take more than one capture but from what I read it seems to just do the single capture and not have hold and release.

the more I read this, the more confusing it gets, sorry.

Ben.
Jonnymyles 9 58 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 6:57PM
I dont know if it will take multiple images if you have it in continuous drive mode on you camera because i have never tried and i dont have it to hand, but i brought this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MC-DC2-Remote-Switch-Shutter-Release-cord-for-Nikon-D90-D3100-D5000-D5100-D7000-/250975700049?pt=UK_Photography_DigitalCamAccess_RL&hash=item3a6f514451

works great and cheap as chips!
EddieAC 16 3.2k 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 6:58PM
It should take more than one capture but you would have to put the camera into AF-C mode, then you hold down the button and slide it forward. If you set the shutter speed to 30secs it will take another picture immediately after the first, ideal for star trails. If you put the camera into bulb mode then it will hold the shutter open until you release it yourself or I think until 30 minutes pass.
MrBMorris 14 27 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 7:05PM
I currently want it for auto bracketing at the moment, I was hoping if I was to hold the remote button that it would fire off the 3 shots I can do.
EddieAC 16 3.2k 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 7:25PM
This relates to a D90 but should be the same for the D5000/D5100.

Does the D5100 have an intervalometer? I think it may be possible for this to do bracketing also.

EDIT: Googled and it does. My Nikon D7000 manual says bracketing works this way also so it may be something for you to look into.
lawbert 14 1.8k 15 England
7 Jun 2012 8:11PM

Quote:I currently want it for auto bracketing at the moment, I was hoping if I was to hold the remote button that it would fire off the 3 shots I can do.


Nope....Im afraid....you will have to set up for bracketing and then take each image individualy as per the camera....If in doubt have a gander at the handbook....they do hold valuable informationTongue
EddieAC 16 3.2k 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 9:48PM
In my original post I mentioned AF-C mode. I actually meant continuous release mode. Tongue
thewilliam 13 6.1k
8 Jun 2012 11:13PM
Would the MC-20 and MC-30 fit the D5100?

They have a 10 pin connector that fits every Nikon AF body owned by She-who-must-be-obeyed and me. The MC-30 is a straightforward release and the MC-20 allows us to programme long sutter times.
MrBMorris 14 27 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 7:10PM
Well I ordered an after market version of the MC-DC20 and it works perfectly for auto bracketing and I shall shortly be uploading my first attempt at HDR using said remote.

Thanks for all your help and comments people!
thewilliam 13 6.1k
9 Jun 2012 11:28PM
One unfortunate member of SWPP had his professional grade Nikon damaged by a third-paty release. Cost him the best part of 1k to fix it.

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