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Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord

You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon D70s & D80 DSLR Cameras
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Great for Long Exposures & Close-ups
  • Reduces Camera Shake

The Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord is for use with Nikon D70s and D80 Digital SLR cameras. It adds greater convenience and ease of use in a wide variety of shooting situations, including long exposures and close-ups. Using the remote reduces camera shake for sharper images and the remote allows users to lock the camera shutter in Long Time Exposure (Bulb) mode. The cord is 3.3' (1 m) long.

Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord
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    NikonMC-DC1 Remote Cord
     
    4.7

    (based on 137 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (103)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (75)
    • Lightweight (65)
    • Reliable (64)
    • Durable (52)
    • Easy to set up (48)

    Cons

    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (53)
    • Portraits (50)
    • Macro photography (49)
    • Studio (32)
    • Travel (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (48), Semi-professional (25), Practical (21), Tech savvy (19), Professional (15)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (41), Business (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (50), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Must Have for a serious photographer!

    I first bought a knock off version of this and it broke after a couple days use so I figured I would go ahead and buy the real one. It feels very sturdy and...Read complete review

    I first bought a knock off version of this and it broke after a couple days use so I figured I would go ahead and buy the real one. It feels very sturdy and well constructed even though it is made out of plastic. It is very simple to use, you just plug it into the camera (I'm using a D80) and you are ready to go!

    I use it almost anytime I put my camera on a tripod, even on very study ground you will get some camera shake if you manually press the shutter release. I know some of you are saying, "why not use the self timer!?" Well...I will never use the self time again (aside from portraits) because that self timer made me miss the perfect shot. I was shooting a restaurant by a pier and two Egrets (a large white bird) landed on either side of the pier (framing the restaurant) and I hit the shutter...only to loose the picture because of the 2 second self timer. I was shooting at night so no self timer was not possible. If I had this product I would have got the shot and probably made some money on it, it was that good!

    Great product, I would recommend this to anyone who uses a DSLR.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Is it really a Nikon Product?

    The first MC-DC1 Remote Cord by Nikon lasted only a few weeks before it started comming apart at the plug-in element for the D80. I ordered an new one from B&H, after...Read complete review

    The first MC-DC1 Remote Cord by Nikon lasted only a few weeks before it started comming apart at the plug-in element for the D80. I ordered an new one from B&H, after being assured that i was a fluke and the new one is stronger than that. The new one is just as flimsy and I am worried for its future. Treat is with care, as it prbably won't survive minimal trauma.

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    5.0

    Works Just Fine

    By Ron

    from DC

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Plug In
    • Easy To Use
    • Handy
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Small

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

    The small remote works the way it's suppose to.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent Nikon quality

    By Fred Zatirka

    from Shelby Township, Michigan

    Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

    This simple little remote is just what I needed for those slow shutter speed tripod shots. Excellent price and service along with excellent Nikon quality from a great company. B&H is the best !

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    5.0

    Just like pushing the shutter on camera

    By Jerry

    from NJ

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

      I recently bought a wireless shutter release and now realize why the pros use the hard wired one. It works perfect every time I push the release button.
      It is actually like you are pushing the shutter button on the camera.

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      • No

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      3.0

      The Shutter Tripped

      By Basketball Greg

      from Warren, NJ

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

      The good: When I pressed the button, the shutter tripped. The bad: When we shot with a 35 mm film camera, we could do the same thing with[$]cable release.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Cuts down movement/vibration

      By Scout Dad

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

        Works as advertised. This accessory works better than the wireless remote if you have to stay completely behind the camera. The big limitation is the length of the cord. Still need an accessory that I can fire the camera from waaaaaay behind (e.g. 30 feet).

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        5.0

        Remote Cord

        By Rumplestiltskin

        from Chester, NJ

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Product Photography

          Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

          Works great to avoid camera shaking together with my Manfrotto tripod!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good product

          By Ratzo

          from FFX, VA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

            Fast, quiet

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By BRB

            from OK

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

              Use at night to shoot sunsets and during storms for lighting shoots

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              • No

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              5.0

              Click click clickin away

              By Kathleen

              from New castle, co

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Night sky
                • Star Trails
                • Traveling

                Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                I use this product to shoot the night sky and capture the stars.
                I love this product because now I don't have to stand outside for hours straight and hold down the shutter release. If I had to say what was not good about this product I would say nothing it's great. And perfect size.

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                5.0

                perfect design and working

                By Tilefan

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                  I use this for HDR photos and long time exposures of art work.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Happy To Have a Good Remote Cord

                  By Andy

                  from Wausau, WI

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Compatability
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Compatability with other

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Long Exposure Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                  For a long time since I crossed into the world of the DSLR with my D-80, I needed a good remote to fit with that body. This fits nicely.

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                  5.0

                  Long exposures need a remote cord

                  By Frank

                  from Valparaiso Indiana

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Multiple exposure

                  Best Uses

                  • Long exposures lenses

                  Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                  I use this when I'm shooting long exposures on a tripod. Astrophotography. Lessens lens shake when exposure is made. Nice remote.

                  One drawback, sometimes its easy to get it into multiple exposure mode if you keep the remote down. Remedy is to delete the shots. No big deal in digital cameras, but something to watch out for.

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                  5.0

                  convenient

                  By gin

                  from Lowgap NC

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                      I dig this for double duty tasking. Unlike the wireless remote, you can stand anywhere within three feet of camera. The wireless only allows front side of camera although good if you are subject. its handy dandy while you are looking at your subject trying to get them to smile and snap! picture taken of happy subject!

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                      5.0

                      Nice remote control

                      By Jim

                      from Richland, WA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                        Remote is very easy to use and works well.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        a must have

                        By Rive

                        from Evanston, IL

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                          Can't believe I went so long without it.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love It.

                          By Taj

                          from North East, PA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                            This remote cord works wonderfully. I use it on my Nikon D80. The response time makes it feel like a traditional cable pin shutter release. It gets rid of the vibration, so it does the job.
                            I had purchased the less expensive wireless battery remote, and wasted my money. It blew through batteries so fast, it was no longer inexpensive.
                            Also, this wired remote allows me to snap the picture from behind the camera (unlike the wireless, with the infrared sensor on the front of the camera).

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                            5.0

                            Great device

                            By Jakester

                            from Oakland, Ca

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                              Very easy to use. Plug and play.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              A great way to have fun at night!

                              By Lisa of Natual Light

                              from North Berwick, Me

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                                This is a great tool to use if you want to play with night lighting, take pictures of the stars or just experiment with new ways to light your subject with limited or no natural light available. I love that I don't have to hold the button, it locks in place and I can leave it hanging because it's on a cable while I play with lighting my subject.

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again

                                By Buckskin

                                from Birdseye, IN

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                                  Works great and meets my expectations.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  The Real McCoy!

                                  By Scott

                                  from Sedona, AZ

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Nikon MC-DC1 Remote Cord:

                                    After trying two aftermarket remotes from Asia which failed, I went with the real thing. These work flawlessly!

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