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The MC-DC2 enables remote firing of select D-SLRs.
Length: three and a third ft.
MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord (1 meter) 5 5 2 2
Essential kit When using slower shutter speeds on a tripod, this is essential in minimizing vibration. I bought an extra for my tripod bag just in case (kinda of a "don't leave home without it" accessory). July 18, 2012
My Favorite Accessory This is my favorite accessory. I carry a tripod and this cable to use when conditions allow - no people around; no wind - to enable long range telephoto shots and dim light shots. This shutter release cable is perfect for my D5100: easy connection, easy and smooth operation. But get acquainted with the movement of the switch. Note that it does not operate the video since that is a separate firing mechanism. September 13, 2011
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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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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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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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For astrophotography
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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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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.

The previous answer didn't understand the question.
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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

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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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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?

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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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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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