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NikonMC-30A Remote Trigger Release
 
4.7

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (40)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Durable (18)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (26)
  • Macro photography (16)
  • Studio (14)
  • Portraits (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (14), Enthusiast (9), Professional (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

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

 

Just simple

I'm old fashioned and like the simplicit of a cable. I have a wireless one that works with all my cameras, but I like this for outdoor and long exposure shots when on the...Read complete review

I'm old fashioned and like the simplicit of a cable. I have a wireless one that works with all my cameras, but I like this for outdoor and long exposure shots when on the move.

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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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    • No

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    5.0

    Great accessory

    By Lucas

    from Santa Catarina, Brasil

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

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

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          • No

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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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                      5.0

                      Good price

                      By Alvin

                      from Allentown,PA

                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                      Good product. Easy to use

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                      5.0

                      Works great!

                      By CWP

                      from Los Altos, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • A bit pricey

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night photography

                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                      I needed a cable release and gave this a try as I prefer Nikon products. Though a bit pricey, this works great on both of my cameras.

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                      4.0

                      Basic, Simple, Reliable.

                      By KrK

                      from Park City, UT

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Long exposures

                      Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                      Does what you expect. Can lock the trigger into place or just press it. Very simple but the price sure does seem silly for something so simple.

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                      5.0

                      Works like it should

                      By Mike

                      from NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                          What more can you say? Simple no frills remote shutter released, works great on my D700

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Exactly as represented

                          By al g

                          from Pleasant Hill, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                            Remote release works as presented. Thanks to B&H experts for assisting in selecting the right equipment.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Just simple

                            By AxPhoto

                            from Leesburg, VA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                              I'm old fashioned and like the simplicit of a cable. I have a wireless one that works with all my cameras, but I like this for outdoor and long exposure shots when on the move.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Well designed remote trigger

                              By Shutterbug

                              from Salt Lake City

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography

                                Comments about Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release:

                                Pretty good remote trigger. Goes on pretty easily and has a nice comfortable feel. I wish that it had a longer cord but this functions as it should.

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                                • No

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