Wired remote for Nikon D70s

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by A.Clews, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Although I currently have a D70, I'm thinking of trading up to the D70s
    because I like the idea of a wired remote (the wireless remote is limited
    in usefulness because of the position of the IR sensor on the camera
    body). However, I'm told that the cable for the wired remote is only
    about 3 feet long! Is this true? That would be almost useless for me.
    Are longer cables available? I'd want around 15 feet (5 metres).
    A.Clews, Jul 19, 2006
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  2. This is true
    Maybe somebody makes an aftermarket one that is longer or adds on to
    length? anyone ?
    Jethro Bodine, Jul 19, 2006
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  3. A.Clews

    Bill Guest

    I remember reading about a simple mirror setup to attach to the D70 so
    you can fire the shutter by remote from behind the camera. Would that


    Shouldn't be too hard to come up with something usable yourself.
    Yes the wired remote is a short cable. I don't know if extensions are
    available since the connector is not a standard mini plug.
    Bill, Jul 19, 2006
  4. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake Bill () unto the assembled multitudes:
    That's interesting, the writer of that item cites exactly the same reasons
    as me for wanting to use such a device - bird photography.
    No, I guess not. And it might be cheaper than buying a D70s ;-)
    I wondered if it was worth the risk of cutting the cable and attempting to
    splice in a length of longer cable. The risk being that failure results in
    a useless R/C ;-)

    A.Clews, Jul 19, 2006
  5. A.Clews

    Bill Guest

    Should save you a few hundred.
    It doesn't look like there are a lot of contacts in the connector, so
    I'd say it wouldn't be too hard to cut the cord and simply put 3-wire
    male and female mini plugs on the bared wires, then just go out and buy
    an inexpensive extension cable. That would give you a short cable for
    close work, and then just plug in the extension when needed.

    Not that it matters to you since you'll be making a nifty mirror
    techthingy to go on your whatchamacallit.

    Bill, Jul 19, 2006
  6. A.Clews

    Dave Guest

    The following link is what you need to extend the Nikon 10 pin wired


    Nikon says they are 9.8 feet so 2 would give you 19.6 feet plus the 1
    meter you get with the remote itself. I would guess that would be more
    than enough based on your post.

    There are also several radio remotes available, but for substantially
    more money.

    Hope this helps,
    Dave, Jul 19, 2006
  7. A.Clews

    Wayne Guest

    However, the D70S MC-DC1 remote does NOT use the 10 pin remote... The
    MC-DC1 appears to be 4 pins at connector, but dont know how many wires (I'd
    guess less). It is only the one button, but it does have a half-down focus
    position, and a mechanical lock. It is probably easy to splice in a longer
    wire extension, with little risk. There are much cheaper Chinese equivalents
    of it on Ebay.... just search for MC-DC1 to find the cheapies.
    Wayne, Jul 19, 2006
  8. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake Bill () unto the assembled multitudes:
    Actually, I use a thingidoofa; do you think there might be compatibility
    issues with a whatchammacallit?

    In any case, you're talking to an amateur here, so ease off the tech-speak
    please ;-) ;-)

    (Seriously) Thanks and respect to all for your comments and advice.
    A.Clews, Jul 21, 2006
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