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NikonMC-30A Remote Trigger Release
 
4.6

(based on 90 reviews)

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    (65)

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    (20)

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (74)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Durable (35)
  • Compact (29)
  • Reliable (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (42)
  • Landscape photography (26)
  • Macro photography (16)
  • Travel (15)
  • Studio (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-professional (14), Enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (80)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What the fuss?

I can't understand why there would be a bad review for this product. I purchased it after reading the reviews and decided to give it a try. It is easy to attach to my...Read complete review

I can't understand why there would be a bad review for this product. I purchased it after reading the reviews and decided to give it a try. It is easy to attach to my D810 even though others may have felt that the pins were 'tricky'. Simply align the marks on the camera and remote and viole'! I am currently in Colorado for two weeks shooting the San Juan Mountains in the spring and have loved using this with my tripod to get some blur free shots. The trigger is fast and on the mark. I am so happy that I was able to purchase my Nikon MC-30A remote trigger release!

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What's happening?

I bought my second MC-30A remote about a year ago, after my original unit failed in LESS than a year! Used lightly, but now like the first, its has developed a...Read complete review

I bought my second MC-30A remote about a year ago, after my original unit failed in LESS than a year! Used lightly, but now like the first, its has developed a short, seems where the wire connects to the unit. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. Its now useless. I guess you don't always get what you pay for?

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5.0

Nikon Remote Trigger Release MC-30A

By Rich the traveler

from Ohio

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

    I have found using this style remote, with camera mounted to a sturdy tripod, over the past year I can rely on this core to instantly trigger the shutter. It is generally useful at eliminating motion blur, generally experienced at slow shutter speeds (can vary,but for me 1/20th sec or slower). Also, when shooting with shutter speeds generally between 1/2 sec to 2 seconds in duration, I will also release mirror and wait four seconds before firing.

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    • No

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    5.0

    A must for photography

    By Miriam B.C.

    from Switzerland

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

      A must for photography

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      • No

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      5.0

      What the fuss?

      By Gefleef

      from Currently Colorado

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

        I can't understand why there would be a bad review for this product. I purchased it after reading the reviews and decided to give it a try. It is easy to attach to my D810 even though others may have felt that the pins were 'tricky'. Simply align the marks on the camera and remote and viole'! I am currently in Colorado for two weeks shooting the San Juan Mountains in the spring and have loved using this with my tripod to get some blur free shots. The trigger is fast and on the mark. I am so happy that I was able to purchase my Nikon MC-30A remote trigger release!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Responsive to my trigger finger

        By DPW

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

          Does exactly what is expected.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great value for the price

          By Photo Lady

          from Saco, Maine

          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:

            I use the product when I want to avoid any camera shake.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very happy with this product

            By pzoggia

            from Joao pessoa PB Brazil

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

              Excellent quality product, purchased in the best shop I know

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              • No

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              5.0

              Necessary accessory

              By Photo Shooter

              from TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                This is a great add to your camera system for 'on tripod' picture taking. I lost my old one and ended up using the shutter delay option to take pictures of the recent blood moon. I ordered this soon afterward to those steady camera pictures.

                Works great. easy, and you can always argue that something like this should be cheaper based on what it does and what it's made out of.

                Also, in the future, there's no reason why this cannot be a wireless accessory without any additional 'bolt on' parts. That would be nice.

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                5.0

                Remote trigger works

                By Jim

                from New York City

                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                Simple and easy. It works.

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                4.0

                Nikon Remote Trigger MC-30A

                By Nikonguy2011

                from Saint Paul, Minnesota

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                  Use it for insect macro photography, and extreme macro photography. Simple to hook up, easy to use.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  One Works, One Doesn't

                  By Landscaper

                  from Guntersville, Alabama

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                    I bought two of these at one time to replace my old version. The screw thread is much larger and easier to attach than the old ones. The problem is that one works perfectly but the other goes directly into the locked position once you snap the trigger. I'm sure I can get a replacement if I pressed the issue.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    What's happening?

                    By Ernaldo

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction
                    • Fragile
                    • Poor Wiring

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                    I bought my second MC-30A remote about a year ago, after my original unit failed in LESS than a year! Used lightly, but now like the first, its has developed a short, seems where the wire connects to the unit. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. Its now useless. I guess you don't always get what you pay for?

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works ever time

                    By RonV

                    from Bismarck, ND

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                      I have used other after market releases that work less than half the time. The Nikon trigger works every time the trigger is activated.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Expensive, but works as advertised

                      By Gary

                      from Arkansas

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Durability

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro

                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                      The white arrow to align proper pin alignment is the biggest improvement Nikon has made to the MC-30. I use mine a lot so maybe I won't bend the 10 pin port in the future. A must have for timed exposures or taking tack sharp landscape.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice trigger

                      By Nikon crazy

                      from Jackson NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                        Nice feel and well made

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Way better than the older MC-30

                        By Alan Lawrence

                        from Bellevue, WA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                        The only difference that I can see between the MC-30A and the older model is that the screw lug is larger and protrudes from the plug more. This is a small, but great improvement as it was always difficult to unscrew the remote from my D800 and D810. Nice call, Nikon.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Night / Long Exposure Photography

                        By NikonGirl

                        from USA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                          I'm using this with my D810 on a tripod to avoid camera shake during slow shutter speeds. I like this one piece release versus a wireless -- I don't have to fuss with batteries. I like how Nikon marked the end with a white mark so it is a no brainer to line up on the camera body. Happy with my purchase.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Cant Go Wrong with this!

                          By KBeckmann

                          from Truckee, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                            You really can't find a better trigger than this one.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Dependable Despite My Negligence

                            By Giardini Photography

                            from Bend, Oregon, USA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                              Just bought my second Nikon MC-30A trigger release. The first quit working. It wasn't because the product is poorly designed or not 'beefy' enough. It was because I use it for nearly every image I take (landscape/nature photographer) AND I rarely disconnected it from the camera. It worked flawlessly and dependably but I trapped it a few times in my tripod legs and I wrapped it around the camera body for storage. Honestly this a great device. The trigger is deliberate and the hold LOCK is easy to engage when needed for bulb shots. I'm planning to take better care of this new one and fix the old one as a backup. If you are looking for a dependable wired trigger release consider the reasonably priced MC-30A.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Used on my Nikon D810

                              By Joe

                              from Shelby Twp, MI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                I use this for macro photography, it works great and easy to use. Very good quality.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                must for tripod shoots

                                By jk

                                from colorado

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                  excellent product, pull it in and push the button..

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                                  • No

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