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The MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord (33.5 in.) provides a simple trigger function and can activate the bulb function on certain Nikon SLR cameras.
Functions as a timer remote and can be programmed to function as an intervalometer.
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must have I can't imagine a poorer description of this intervalometer when compared to the internal programming available in the camera than the previous reviewers "slight advantage". This is a far cry from the internal option and has MANY advantages over it. I've tried knock off products and none compate to the MC-36. A staple for any camera bag. January 26, 2011
Good device, poor cable. If you are willing to spend the amount of money Nikon is asking, this is a pretty good device. I use it as a basic trigger and I frequently use the automatic timer for exposures longer than 30 seconds. There is no on/off switch, but the AAA batteries seem to last a very long time if you keep it "locked" when not in use. It has a little LED that flashes as the second count down, but it would be nice if there was some more feedback as to how long remaining on the exposure. If I have the shutter open for an hour, or some other long duration, I also have to check my watch to avoid picking the unit up to turn on the LCD back light and display the remaining time. It does take a bit to figure out all the setup possibilities, but it is not too hard once you get the hang of it. My only real complaint is the cable. I have had mine for about 5 years and after about 2 the cable end that attaches to the camera split open. There is a reinforcement, but it is not good enough. It is also very hard to secure the cable to the camera. I have small hands, but it is very hard to get the thread on the locking ring to connect. November 6, 2011
Too expensive! Aftermarket intervalometers that are identical to the MH-36 can be had for $20 on ebay. March 2, 2012
Nikon MC-36 I bought this product approximately eight months ago. Many of the features it offers are redundant if you already own a D3. Additionally, the LED display is far to dim and small. The manual is not clearly written, and the price Nikon charges for this product is excessive. Save your money and by the less expensive model. For those of us who already made the mistake of purchasing this accessory the is a U-tube video that will give the guidance that Nikon does not. February 8, 2011
Very specialised A lot of the functionality of this widget is already available within the camera. If you do a lot of star trails, and the like, it is slightly easier to use this device, but then you lose the ability to use the GPS-1. November 13, 2010
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can i set this timer release to take pictures every 30 seconds for 7 hours ?

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can i set this timer release to take pictures every 30 seconds for 7 hours without having to depress a button on the remote, as long as I have the memory to store the images ?
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The answer above, from Lance isn't accurate.

The MC-36 does have a count to 399. But then it has a setting "- -" for unlimited shooting. See page 9 of the manual for more details.

So to answer the question, Yes. The MC-36 can be attached to a 10-pin remote camera and be used to trigger that camera every 30 seconds for 7 hours. Don't forget a fresh battery and empty memory card!
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Some math to help answer your question:
30 seconds = two times per minute
2 shots/minute * 60 minutes/hour * 7 hours = 840 shots

The MC-36 can count up to 399 shots. If you need the MC-36 to begin and end shooting for 7 hours in an unattended scenario, this will not work (840 > 399). However, if you can return at or after the 7 hours have elapsed, you can simply configure the MC-36 to shoot every 30 seconds until the timer is stopped manually. This is done by setting "N" to "--" instead of a number.
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Please contact Nikon Support directly so they can ask additional questions.
http://support.nikonusa.com
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Will the MC-21 Extension work with the MC-36?

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I shoot with D200, D300, D700, & will be purchasing the D800 when not back-ordered.
 
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Hi!
Please follow the link below, it says that MC-21 Extension Cord supports MC-36 Remote Cord! I bought them both and tested; worked properly!
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I know it's not listed as compatible, but it does use the same pin mount.... So in theory, it should work. But, at a $114 price point, it would be nice to know for sure.... Hence the question posed to Nikon Tech.
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It's not listed as compatible :http://en.nikon.ca/Nikon-Products/Product/Remote-Cords/4651/MC-21-Extension-Cord-(10-ft.).html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-Overview
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Will this work on a Nikon D7000?

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I need 2500 exposures in a time lapse, so the in-built software doesn't allow for it.
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The MC-36 uses a 10-pin cable which the D7000 does not have. My only suggestion for this is to use the Nikon Camera Control Pro which you can set Time Lapse for as many pictures as you want or until you tell it to stop. You will need to carry a laptop with you is the only downside but works like a charm. I was able to capture the sunset every 3 seconds for 1 hour to create a nice smooth time lapse sunset.
Here is a link for the software download page: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17029/~/camera-control-pro---2.8.0
 
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No, this remote is not compatible with the D7000. You can use the MC-DC2 remote cord.
 
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Will this work with my D60? if not which one will?

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I want to do time-lapse with my D60
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the ML-L3 is only a remote shutter activation, it does not allow for automatic time lapsed photos.
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No, will not fit, you would need the ML-L3 for the D60
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Can EverReady NI-MH AAA Re-chargeable Batteries be used safely with this device?

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Yes they can.
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Is this compatible with the Nikon D80?

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It is not on the compatible list. Thank you.
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No, that MC-36 has a very different plug. You need a MC-DC1 Remote Release Cord (1 meter) for the D80
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Will This Work With A Nikon D3100??

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No, this only work with Pro body that have a 10 Pin Remote Connector, here is the link to the Compatible list

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Remote-Cords/4917/MC-36-Multi-Function-Remote-Cord.html#tab-ProductDetail.ProductTabs.CompatibleWith
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My Nikon MC-36 works on my D3 but not my D3s

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It said that the D3s is supported what could be wrong?
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Yes, the MC-36 is compatible with the D3s. Verify that the ten-pin remote terminal doesn’t have any pin bent.
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Nikon MC36 remote cable release

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Is it possible to buy a new manual for the MC36 remote cable release? I lost the one that came with the
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Go to the website and download one.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13948#Anchor-27
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Can you adjust shutter speed with this?

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on a D90?
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No, various timer funtions only.
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