Nikon D2X cable release

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by JB, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. JB

    JB Guest

    Why am I having trouble finding a Nikon brand cable release for a D2X?

    JB
     
    JB, Jun 21, 2006
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  2. JB

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Perhaps because of California's rather extreme paranoia about
    lead? I've read (here) of one such cable release with a tag hung from
    it listing the hazards of lead -- all because lead-tin solder was used
    to make the connections *inside* the button and connector, where there
    is no access to them. So -- they may not be importing any into the
    entire USA until they get switched over to lead-free solder to comply
    with California's regulations.

    Or -- if it uses a different connector from older ones (I think
    that it is probably the same connector as the N90s among others), there
    may be a backlog of shipments similar to that with the cameras
    themselves.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Jun 22, 2006
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    elcoggins Guest

    I understand your frustration. The reason I took so long to answer your
    question is that today I received a cable release for my D2X and I
    wanted to inspect it and try it out before responding.

    I purchased my D2X last September and have also been unable to find a
    Nikon cable release. Someone in my camera club told me to go to Ebay
    and I could find one for about $15. Sure enough, I found such an item.
    In fact, they come with various length cables. I ordered the 15 meter
    cable. After all, its nothing more than a shutter button on an
    extension cord and it required no power.

    The cable release I received today comes in a black velvet pouch with a
    draw-string and restraint. The cable body is black and has a large
    black button that when depressed half way, it focused the camera.
    Pressing it a little more, the shutter activates. Just like to button
    on your D2X. In addition, the button can be pressed all the way down
    and pushed forward in its body to lock the shutter open for an extended
    time exposures. In the body of the switch housing is a small plug
    opening to connect another camera if one wishes to fire multiple
    cameras at the same time. The only thing missing is a Nikon logo.

    I paid $28.95 that includes postage and handling. Nikon wants $75.00.
    It is made in China and can be bought from:

    Edigitburger
    1410 Fairfax Ln.
    Buffalo Grove, Il 60089-1221

    The return E-mail address on my Ebay account is: edigiburger
    <>
    I am sure you can deal wit them direct without going through Ebay.

    I hope this helps fill the void.

    Gene
     
    elcoggins, Jun 24, 2006
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    Father Kodak Guest

    I'm confused here. The name of the company is practically the same as
    your ebay account ID. Are you and the company one and the same?

    Pere Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Jun 27, 2006
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    elcoggins Guest

    I misspelled "Edigitburger." It is EDIGIBURGER.

    The return E-mail address somehow got cut off in the posting. The
    correct E-mail address is:

    edigiburger <>

    No, I am not connected in anyway to this company/importer.
    Gene
     
    elcoggins, Jun 28, 2006
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