30 Aug Finally i decided to buy this MK-DC1-N1 cable remote shutter
Since i bought a new tripod, which is really steady and makes me happy, i decided to buy a shutter cable release. I plan a lot of shots with very long exposure time, which i will be using bulb mode for. There is no wireless remote shutter control for my camera model, the Nikon D800. So i decided to give the MeiKe Remote Switch, (MK-DC1-N1) a try. It did not cost much: 20PLN (~ 5€) was really worth it. So far it released exactly as it should. For bulb mode it has a lock slider, which can be used after pressing the shutter button on the remote control. After shifting up the slider the remote button stays pushed, and my camera keeps exposing until i slide the button down again. Then immediately the camera stops exposing. The cable remotes button is also double sensitive, just like our cameras shutter release button: We can autofocus by half-pressing the remote controls button. This is quite handy for sure, but for me so far it wont find any use, because i have already prefocused my scene, and deactivated autofocus on my camera switch when my remote shutter comes in action.
The plug is only working for the following Nikon Models: Nikon D800, D700, D300, D300s, D200, D100, D3, D3X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D1, D1H, D1X, F100, F90X, F6, F5, Fuji S5 Pro, Fuji S3 Pro, Kodak DCS Pro. The Plug has a screw cap integrated, which can be screwed in the cameras body. This makes an accidental unplugging impossible. Of course there is also a model available for the other Nikon camera bodys like D3300, D5400 and D7200 with a different plug, without the screw cap.
The cable length is something around 90cm, which is okay for me and i think will be okay for every user. I do not move much when i do my long exposures. You just have to take care not to forget about holding this remote, walking away and pulling your camera. I will have to get used to it, because i have worked a long time with a wireless remote with my Nikon D3300 and D7100, where this hasn”t been an issue. My trick so far is to roll it up on my tripod in order to avoid shaking my camera when holding and moving the remote control. I will add some photos documenting this method.
Below you can find the cable release shutter in both versions