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Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord

You Pay: $159.95
Product Highlights
  • Remote Shutter Release
  • Functions as Timer Remote
  • Activates Camera's Bulb Function
  • Intervalometer for Time-Lapse Shooting
  • 10 Pin Remote Plug
  • Updated Construction
  • Compatible with Select Nikon DSLRs

The MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord from Nikon is a remote shutter release cable that can also function as a timer remote and an intervalometer for time-lapse photography. It can also activate a camera's bulb function for long exposures. The MC-36A plugs directly into the camera's 10-pin remote port and is compatible with the following Nikon DSLRs: D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, D800E.

Note! The MC-36A is an updated model of the MC-36 Multi-Function Remote, with newer material used in its construction, but functionality and compatibility are the same as the MC-36.

Cable Length 33.5" (85.1 cm)
Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    NikonMC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord
     
    4.5

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Lightweight (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (15)
      • Macro photography (9)
      • Studio (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Portraits (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (7), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Nikon Product to use Nikon D100

      Received my MC-36A Multi function Nikon remote promtly from B&H after ordering. Started using it for time lapse photography on an old Nikon D100.
      It plugs perfectly to the...Read complete review

      Received my MC-36A Multi function Nikon remote promtly from B&H after ordering. Started using it for time lapse photography on an old Nikon D100.
      It plugs perfectly to the battery grip on the D100 and is easy and straight forward to use without any instructions. Now my 8 year old daughter is making time lapse stills of small dolls moving to create a cartoon out of photos, by using the MC 36A remote that is how easy it is to use. Buy it before it goes out of stock !

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Some Remote Required

      If you shoot long exposures or Macro Photograhy then you need this. You don't want the shutter release to inject vibration to get that Tack-Sharp image.

      The 10-pin connection makes it...Read complete review

      If you shoot long exposures or Macro Photograhy then you need this. You don't want the shutter release to inject vibration to get that Tack-Sharp image.

      The 10-pin connection makes it somewhat of a challenge to attach to the camera body. It's best to do attach at home before you go out shooting and leave it connected. Attaching it in the Dark is nearly impossible.

      For the price and the difficulties to use and attach, I would recommend the wireless version.

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      4.0

      MC-36A

      By Abbernacle

      from Southern California

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

        Great piece of equipment. Very easy to operate…only one issue. How do you turn it off other then pulling the batteries out!!!!!!

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        • No

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        2.0

        Some Remote Required

        By Jeff in PB

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Difficult to attach
        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Studio

        Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

        If you shoot long exposures or Macro Photograhy then you need this. You don't want the shutter release to inject vibration to get that Tack-Sharp image.

        The 10-pin connection makes it somewhat of a challenge to attach to the camera body. It's best to do attach at home before you go out shooting and leave it connected. Attaching it in the Dark is nearly impossible.

        For the price and the difficulties to use and attach, I would recommend the wireless version.

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        5.0

        Excellent remote, Expensive but you pay

        By PhotoFro

        from Seaside,Ca

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

          I use this for night shooting, I really dont know why I a doing this I never win so Im outa here,, BTW great remote

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          4.0

          nice gadget

          By stfisher

          from houston, tx

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

            Very good product; needs to beep when counting down and the back for the battery come off too easily

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great product

            By StevenP

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

              Once you figure out the nuances it is a great tool for long exposures or multiple-sequence photographs. I have the MC30 and I should have initially purchased the MC36A from the get-go.

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              5.0

              Great remote

              By GEBPHOTO

              from NYC

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • It Has No Turn Off Switch

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • long exposures
              • Macro Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

              This remote is easy to connect, worked correctly right out of the box.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Review MC36A

              By Carl

              from Allen, Texas

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

              It is a great product with good features. But I don't understand why it doesn't have a power switch that you can turn it on or off. I think that is a design flaw.

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              5.0

              Get one of these!!!!

              By IanEye

              from Santa Cruz

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                This is the perfect addition to your kit if you like time exposures!!!I bought a cheap chinese one and it broke quicklyhighly recommend this MC-36A- i shoot a Nikon D3x

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                5.0

                Great Romote

                By dave

                from Montana

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                Easy to use

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                5.0

                Works as advertised

                By Darrell

                from Newtown, CT

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                  This remote cord is one of the benefits to moving up to a pro body. No longer need to use my phone for long exposures which to me is worth the price. Only complaint that I have is that it doesn't have an on/off switch. Have no idea why Nikon didn't include one.

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                  5.0

                  Great Nikon Product to use Nikon D100

                  By Gummi

                  from Iceland

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography

                    Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                    Received my MC-36A Multi function Nikon remote promtly from B&H after ordering. Started using it for time lapse photography on an old Nikon D100.
                    It plugs perfectly to the battery grip on the D100 and is easy and straight forward to use without any instructions. Now my 8 year old daughter is making time lapse stills of small dolls moving to create a cartoon out of photos, by using the MC 36A remote that is how easy it is to use. Buy it before it goes out of stock !

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    a great upgrade from Nikon MC-20

                    By Neal

                    from St George, Utah

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                      10 pin connection had been reworked and is much easier to connect and unconnect. allows much greater control of multiple functions remotely from camera. I especially like to use it to photograph lightning as well as sports where multiple shots are needed. I am an entomologist and use the MC-36a to aid in macro photography. Well made. Functions are intuitive and easy to use. I recommend.

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                      5.0

                      It´s a good product

                      By Shaltz

                      from Mexico

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                        It´s very useful, light, easy to carry.

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                        5.0

                        Great remote

                        By Joe

                        from South Jersey

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                          Works perfectly.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A must have!

                          By Mako

                          from Lafayette, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                            A must have for long exposure photography.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nicely improved

                            By Desert Dog

                            from Scottsdale Arizona

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                                The new Nikon accessories with "A" are easier to get on and off the camera. This is a long overdue modification. Better plastic s
                                Construction. I suspect it won't become ad brittle in the cold. I hope!

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                                4.0

                                Big improvement

                                By Larry

                                from Ottawa, Canada

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography

                                  Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                                  I use the MC36A for timed long exposures.So far I find a big improvement has been made with a new larger screw in linkage to the camera. It was far too small before and consequently too finicky.It remains to be seen if the cord itself will hold up better in really cold temperatures without pulling away near the top.Can't do without it though and the MC36A is an improvement over the older model.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Like A Charm

                                  By Mike in PA

                                  from PA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord:

                                    Quality Nikon product, and works as intended. I use it to release shutter on my D800E when mounted on tripod.

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