Finally i decided to buy this MK-DC1-N1 cable remote shutter

Meike MK-DC1-N1 remote shutter cable d800

Since i bought a new tripod, which is really steady and makes me happy, i decided to buy a shutter cable release. I plan a lot of shots with very long exposure time, which i will be using bulb mode for. There is no wireless remote shutter control for my camera model, the Nikon D800. So i decided to give the MeiKe Remote Switch, (MK-DC1-N1) a try. It did not cost much: 20PLN (~ 5€) was really worth it. So far it released exactly as it should. For bulb mode it has a lock slider, which can be used after pressing the shutter button on the remote control. After shifting up the slider the remote button stays pushed, and my camera keeps exposing until i slide the button down again. Then immediately the camera stops exposing.

The cable remotes button is also double sensitive, just like our cameras shutter release button: We can autofocus by half-pressing the remote controls button. This is quite handy for sure, but for me so far it wont find any use, because i have already prefocused my scene, and deactivated autofocus on my camera switch when my remote shutter comes in action.

The plug is only working for the following Nikon Models: Nikon D800, D700, D300, D300s, D200, D100, D3, D3X, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D1, D1H, D1X, F100, F90X, F6, F5, Fuji S5 Pro, Fuji S3 Pro, Kodak DCS Pro. The Plug has a screw cap integrated, which can be screwed in the cameras body. This makes an accidental unplugging impossible. Of course there is also a model available for the other Nikon camera bodys like D3300, D5400 and D7200 with a different plug, without the screw cap.

Meike MK-DC1-N1 Cable Remote Shutter with screw cap on Nikon D800
Wrapped up Cable Remote Shutter on tripod to avoid camera shaking

The cable length is something around 90cm, which is okay for me and i think will be okay for every user. I do not move much when i do my long exposures. You just have to take care not to forget about holding this remote, walking away and pulling your camera. I will have to get used to it, because i have worked a long time with a wireless remote with my Nikon D3300 and D7100, where this hasn’t been an issue. My trick so far is to roll it up on my tripod in order to avoid shaking my camera when holding and moving the remote control. I will add some photos documenting this method.

Below you can find the cable release shutter in both versions

MK-DC1 N1 Remote Control Shutter Release Cable Cords for Nikon D810 D800 D800E D810 D700 D300S D200 D3X D3 D4 D4S PF283 As MC-30
MK-DC1 N3 Remote Control Shutter Release Cable Cords for Nikon D7200 D7100 D5000 D5100 D5200 D5300 D3100 D3200 D3100 D3300 P7800 V1 As MC-DC2

For Canon DSLR:
Wired Remote Shutter Release for Canon EOS 70D 60D 700D 1200D 650D 600D 750D 760D

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