Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord

Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord

Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord

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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
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Nikon MC-36A Overview

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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.

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UPC: 018208270323
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Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon MC-36A Specs

    Release Type Wired
    Camera Connection Nikon 10-pin
    Interval Timer/Programmable Yes
    Live View No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Cable Length 2.7' / 85 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.61 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.55 x 3.6 x 1.45"

    Nikon MC-36A Reviews

    MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 44.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most reliable intervalometer for Nikon Cameras. It's the best! I got my first MC-36A back when I purchase my first digital camera, a Nikon D200. My wife got a D7100 and needed a remote timer. Since the MC-36A only works on bodies with a 10 pin connector we got a Shutterboss. It had to be returned within the 30 days because it only worked sometimes. Then my wife upgraded to a D810 and to save money we went with the Shutterboss version. Within a short time the mirror up function wouldn't work with that remote but worked fine with my 10 year old MC-36A. All the knockoffs look and function the same and even have a power off function the Nikon doesn't have. But if you wont a reliable remote with intervalometer functions, Get the Nikon, you'll save money in the end.
    Date published: 2016-08-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from expensive but I would reccomend it. I bought this release to use mainly for astro-photography. I like the ease of connection to my camera's, D800, D3s,and D200 even in the dark. It has a large white triangle shaped marker to match up with the dot on the cameras. Once you plug it in, there's a fairly large knob that screws into the cable for a snug fit, I had no trouble with this. But even if somebody has trouble doing this. You may want to get one of those night lights. Mine fits around my head and it has a red led to keep your night vision. The cord itself uses fairly heavy rubber and seems well made. There were three things I didn't like, there is no off button when not in use, the plastic door that you slide to put in the batteries is somewhat flimsy, be careful, because since theres no off switch, I generally take out the batteries when I'm done. When your done using it, the manual tells you what to set it to ease battery drain-takes two AAA's.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great upgrade from Nikon MC-20 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review MC36A 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.
    Date published: 2013-07-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord Pros: - Timer for long exposure - Delay shutter mode - Time-lapse and intervelometer - Durable Cons: - Expensive
    Date published: 2014-09-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as described I purchased a Vello Wireless remote but it had issues (shutter release button would stick down - caught under the housing). I replaced it with the MC-36A and have not looked back. As usual, the brand name hardware costs a little more but works well.
    Date published: 2014-11-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big improvement 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.
    Date published: 2012-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice gadget Very good product; needs to beep when counting down and the back for the battery come off too easily
    Date published: 2013-10-05
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    Hello,I own Nikon D2x and i am just wondering if this MC-36A is compatible with my camera.Thank you in advance.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The D2X is not compatible with the MC-36A. Check out the ML-3 Modulite Remote Control Set:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    this will do one single exposure too without having to be in bulb mode? im just looking for a wired remote shutter for my d800. any advice?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Nikon MC-36A can shoot single exposures without requiring bulb mode. This is an excellent choice for a wired remote shutter release for the Nikon D800.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    can i use it with D810?
    Asked by: Pannaporn M.
    Yes, it works fine with the D810
    Answered by: Larry A.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Which one do I use for the Nikon D750?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can use the Vello ShutterBoss Version II with the Nikon D750:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can the Nikon MC-36A Multi-Function Remote Cord be set up in bulb mode for multiple long exposure HDR. Or can it be set on bulb for a set amount of time? I am using the D810.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    There are three settings you can adjust on the MC-36A: start time, interval and duration.So for instance you can set it to open the shutter for 2 minutes, every 10 minutes starting in an hour. If your camera has HDR bracketing it MIGHT fire all the bracketed exposures (not sure about that) but you can definitely dial in any bulb setting (up to a limit of 99mins and 99secs I think). It works really well; runs forever on a single AAA battery and is easy to operate. Good luck!
    Answered by: Robert M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    is there any way to use the remote to trigger two cameras simultaneously with the intervalometer setting ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Sorry I have not attempted to trigger two cameras simultaneously off the MC-36A remote
    Answered by: Bruce S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does the Nikon MC-36A work with the d7200?
    Asked by: John S.
    The one you want for the 7200 is the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord (1 meter). It uses the mini USB port for it's connection.
    Answered by: Paul W.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will the MC36a work with the D600?
    Asked by: Stuart H.
    The Nikon D600/D610 both use the mini USB plug for their remote shutter release. The wired one is the MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord (1 meter). Any of the wireless that use the mini USB will work.
    Answered by: Paul W.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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