Handy for taking pictures of subjects that difficult to approach with minimized vibration
Can activate the bulb function on the compatible cameras
Ideal for time-lapse photography including blooming flowers and astrophotography
Function as self-timer, interval timer, long-exposure timer- can be programmed as an intervalometer
Includes time remind speaker and release signal lamp, LCD display and screen illuminator
The Timer Remote Control Shutter is an advanced Nikon camera shutter release tool which can be used to release camera shutter, as well as to be programmed to run timed photography task, etc. Delay the starting moment, manage exposure time, set shooting interval or organize numbers of shots. It allows you to control camera shutter up to 1.0 m (3.28 ft) away from a compatible Nikon camera: D700, D300, D300S, D200, D3S, D3, D2H, D2Hs, D2x, D1, D1H, D1x, F100, F6, F5, F90X and F90
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've finally had a chance to use the timer for a few time-lapses and so have some basis for a review. I've experienced the same difficulty as other reviewers with the locking (threaded) sleeve that secures the timer to the Nikon 10-pin male connection. After looking at it for a while and comparing measurements to my Nikon MC-30, my conclusion is that he problem is that the black plastic portion of the Satechi connector fits a bit too tightly to the Nikon, preventing the connector from seating fully and thus not allowing the threaded sleeve to engage. My guess is that with time the slip fit will become looser and the threaded sleeve will engage.
I have had no difficulty with the locking (hold) button. If you do not depress it when sliding it to the hold position, it moves easily.
As to function, everything that I have tried [single shots, long exposures, 300-350 images series] have all worked as described. I have not used the shutter timer (via BULB...
!. This unit is NOT identical to the Nikon MC-36 despite what another reviewer said. It does not even look exactly the same. 2. Another reviewer's comment about the bulb button being difficult to slide and lock is correct in my experience. 3. The timer is very useful (essential) for my long exposures of chemiluminescent images in the dark and I was very happy with it until it broke after 10 months - a bad wire connection in the cord. 4. Customer service seems good so far. The unit is still under warranty (1 yr) and they quickly sent me a form by email to fill out for a return/replacement. 5. Since a remote timer is needed for our Nikon D700 on an almost daily basis, loss of use for even a few days is very inconvenient. As a result I am buying the Nikon MC-36 as my primary timer and will use the Satechi replacement as a backup. 6. Unless you are a professional, or a heavy user of such a timer like me, the Satechi is probably a good buy and may last much longer...
This is the exact model of remote you can find for the Nikon D300 on Nikon's own site (and here on Amazon >> NIKON MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord ( 33.5 inches )). The only thing it is lacking is a Nikon logo emblazoned across it, which apparently makes about a $100 difference in pricing.
Why pay more?
It plugs in to your 10-pin adapter and can be screwed into place so it doesn't pop out on you, too. Works wonderfully and I look forward to really putting it through the motions. Very sturdy remote (unlike the wireless for the same price which looked as though it might fall apart in the mail!)
PLEASE NOTE: They appear to have changed the body style of this product (writing this as of November 2009). The one I bought had a bit more substance (it was longer). I haven't used the model currently advertised, so I couldn't...
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