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Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release

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Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release

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Product Highlights

  • Remote Shutter Release Cable
  • Trigger Lock for Unlimited Exposure
  • 10-Pin Remote Plug
  • Compatible with Select Nikon DSLRs

You Pay: $64.95

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The MC-30A Remote Trigger Release from Nikon is remote shutter release cable for select Nikon cameras. It features a trigger lock mechanism for unlimited time exposures. The MC-30A has a 10-pin plug and works with any Nikon with a 10-pin remote port including the following Nikon DSLRs: D3, D3s, D3x, D4, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, and D800E.

Cable Length 31.5" (80 cm)
Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    NikonMC-30A Remote Trigger Release
     
    4.7

    (based on 56 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (45)
    • Lightweight (33)
    • Reliable (23)
    • Durable (20)
    • Compact (12)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (26)
    • Macro photography (16)
    • Landscape/scenery (15)
    • Studio (14)
    • Travel (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (14), Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You Get What You Pay For

    I use a wired remote shutter release a lot (do mostly landscape images). I purchased a Vello wired remote (AZ0512) not long ago. It worked fine until the wire connecting the cable...Read complete review

    I use a wired remote shutter release a lot (do mostly landscape images). I purchased a Vello wired remote (AZ0512) not long ago. It worked fine until the wire connecting the cable to the shutter release end of the device split. Afterwards it only work intermitently. I replaced it with the Nikon MC-30A wired remote. The Nikon has all the same features including shutter hold lock for Bulb mode use. The quality of the Nikon seems better. It remains to be seen if it is more durable than the Vello (only had the Nikon a month). The Nikon MC-30A feels more comfortable in my hand. The release button is at the top of the device and the shutter hold button on the side (Vello uses a combo button). This makes it easy to use a few different finger combinations to trigger the release and, if necessary, slide the hold lock bar. The cable length is about the same as the Vello. A white arrow on the camera connection end of the Nikon cable makes connecting it to the camera easy and fool proof.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mandatory for Landscapes / Auroras

    Long exposures
    Landscapes / Auroras
    A bit fragile as I have just send back one for servicing (doesn't work any mmore after 7 months occasionnal uses)
    A bit...Read complete review

    Long exposures
    Landscapes / Auroras
    A bit fragile as I have just send back one for servicing (doesn't work any mmore after 7 months occasionnal uses)
    A bit expensive
    But as it is a real plus : strongly recommend having a remote

    Reviewed by 56 customers

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    3.0

    Mandatory for Landscapes / Auroras

    By Phil

    from Versailles - France

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

      Long exposures
      Landscapes / Auroras
      A bit fragile as I have just send back one for servicing (doesn't work any mmore after 7 months occasionnal uses)
      A bit expensive
      But as it is a real plus : strongly recommend having a remote

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      • No

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      5.0

      Simple And Functional

      By Brendan Buschi

      from Milton, Delaware

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio Photography

        Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

        I am shooting at slow shutter speeds on a tripod and this makes sure I don't add any movement to the camera. Works just fine.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Does the job

        By R&R Photography

        from Puyallup, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

          Good quality. Does the job everytime.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Eliminate Camera Shake

          By Randy

          from Vacaville, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

              This is my second release and it is far better than my previous model, which crashed on me while I was trying to take Seascape images. It works well, but can be a little tricky (at least for me) to release the shutter and set the lock for long exposures. At this time I am using one hand to release the shutter and the other hand to slide the lock into place. Don't get me wrong... after a short period of time this method is easy. This is built much better than the other releases I've seen and it actually works. For me the cable length on the MC-30A is just right and the cable is actually pretty thick which I think is a good thing. My last one was too long and thin. The 10 pin connector has a white arrow on it that lines up with a white dot on my D810 making connecting it to the camera easy. The locking screw is big and works well. Anyway, great product!

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              5.0

              Better than Expected

              By mustbeoutside

              from Myrtle Beach, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                A photographer friend recommended this product to me after my other cable release stopped working. I've had the release on my camera since it arrived. There are several things I really like about it: 1) the cable length is the perfect size, 2) the push down button is easy to find (feel) and use, and, 3) it screws on easily to the front of my camera.

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                5.0

                so simple

                By REM

                from USA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                  So important. I have used different types of releases through the years, but this is the best.

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                  5.0

                  Perfectly Simple

                  By Joe

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                    I will be using this product for night-time photography. It is nicely constructed, has a large button (for ease of use with gloves?), and does the job. Perfect.

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                    4.0

                    Exactly what I needed

                    By HandgunHunter

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                      Great product but I wish the cord was a bit longer.

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                      5.0

                      Great accessory

                      By Lucas

                      from Santa Catarina, Brasil

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                            Works perfectly well! Very good for long-exposure photography with tripod.

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                            5.0

                            Works well

                            By StephenDSH

                            from New Paltz, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                              The shutter cable works as designed. It also reset some weird default setting in the Nikon D800 that used to behave with some sort of double action way of using a shutter release cable.

                              The D800 now behaves like any film camera, press the button and depending on the shutter setting, a photograph is taken.

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                              5.0

                              Device works great

                              By High Country

                              from Colorado

                              Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                              Purchased this remote for my Nikon D810 and am quite satisfied with its performance. I appreciate the professional quality of the thick cable and heavier insulation at the ends where breakage normally takes place.

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                              5.0

                              Great and simple shutter release

                              By Luis

                              from Stroudsburg, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                Just right to trigger the camera without the possibility to shake it during long exposure shots. The remote feels right in your hand and it seems to be built to last.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Remote Trigger

                                By Bobw

                                from LA

                                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                A definate improvement over the previous model.

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                                5.0

                                MC-30A - Superior!!!!

                                By DeSmith445

                                from Dayton, Ohio

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Functionality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                I use the MC-30A for long exposures and for wild life photography. The MC-30A allow me to perform rapid exposures without any camera movement and to lock the lens open "Bulb" when desired. The Nikon MC-30A is superior in design, craftsmanship, and functionality. I highly endorse the Nikon MC-30A over any other brand.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect triger

                                By Christian

                                from Two Harbors Mn

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                  Works exactly as it should feels quality and locks on bulb just fine.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good product

                                  By Ben

                                  from Columbus, OH

                                  Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                  Ordered the remote trigger release mainly for long exposures with star trails and when shooting brackets for HDR. The 10 pin screw in is very easy to grip and the trigger itself and slide lock are nice.
                                  Certain situations I would have liked a longer cable, while others I wish it was shorter so it wasn't dangling so much, but overall I'm content on the cable length.
                                  I give 4 stars only because the price is rather high for such minimal materials. Other than that I have no complaints.

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                                  5.0

                                  Affordable solution

                                  By DSW

                                  from SW Florida

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                    Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                    I was looking for an affordable remote release so that I can capture low light landscapes without touching the camera and this one did the trick. It works with my D3 and D300. The one drawback is that it is not cordless.

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                                    5.0

                                    Finally!

                                    By Stan

                                    from Page, Arizona

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                      Nikon finally got it right. The new knob allows an easy, fast connection to the 10-pin connector. So much better!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Engineering

                                      By Aaron the Photographer

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                        Purchased this remote release to replace a non-functioning generic brand. What a difference! Nikon has engineered a perfectly functioning release that is easy to use, fits the hand well, and works great. Have been looking for one of these for some time, and now own and use one.

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect!

                                        By naturalv

                                        from walnut creek, ca

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                        Attaches very easy and very simple and smooth operation.

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