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Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release

BH #NIMC30A • MFR #27030
Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release
Key Features
  • Remote Shutter Release Cable
  • Trigger Lock for Unlimited Exposure
  • 10-Pin Remote Plug
  • Compatible with Select Nikon DSLRs
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.
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Nikon MC-30A Overview

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.

Compatible Cameras
D5
D4S
D4
D3S
D3X
D3
D850
D810A
D810
D800E
D800
D700
D500
D300S
D200
UPC: 018208270309

Nikon MC-30A Specs

Item TypeWired
Camera ConnectionNikon 10-Pin
Interval Timer/ProgrammableNo
Live ViewNo
App CompatibleNo
Cable Length31.5" / 80 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 2.25 x 1.4"

Nikon MC-30A Reviews

When Digitizing ...

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-02

Am using the MC-30A when digitizing images with my D850. It makes the process, especially the focusing, much easier & quicker. Invaluable addition.

Great for manual lens focus stacking

By Lin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-24

This remote shutter release works well, especially for macro when I'm doing a focus stack with a manual lens (when I can't use the in-camera focus shift function, which requires an auto-focus lens), as I don't have to press the shutter which can cause camera shake, resulting in edge blur when stacking the images. I may find other uses as well. So far, so good.

works like it should..

By Jerry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

good, durable device.... works well.....

Sometimes simple is the best

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

This is probably the 3rd or 4th copy of this remote that I've bought over the years needing to replace lost ones or in one case cable separating from the trigger because I wasn't careful enough. This new version has a larger knurled knob used to screw in/out the connector to the camera's port. It makes it much easier to get a good grip on it, especially when trying to loosen it. No batteries required and simple straight forward design.

Worth the extra money

By Ted
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

When my D850 began to act erratic and none of the buttons worked I almost sent it into Nikon for repair. Until I attached the same cheap remote trigger to my other body and the same things happened. Nothing wrong with the body. It was the cheap $8 trigger. I am back to using the Nikon MC-30A. It just works better. No problems now.

Solid mechanical remote

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

I have one of these that I purchased 10 years ago. Thought I lost it recently...turns out I didn't, but I found it after I ordered a new one. My original still works like a champ. The new one has a newer thread nut for attaching the cable to the camera. It's a much improved design order the original on I have.

Works well.

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-27

Bought to go with new digital body. Works really well so far.

old school great for what I do

By Glen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-15

Super reliable. Works great on my D6 and Z9.

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I have had an MC 30 for many years and when I saw that my D810 had a 10 pin socket for the release I was quite pleased. However, whenever I connect my MC30 to the D810, the Info screen will not come on and I cannot change my ISO. Will I have the same problem with the MC30A?
Asked by: James
Yes, connection issues of are the culprit, glad it worked.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-29

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Hi,i have a D800 nikon.. Does this remote controls video recording?I need 1-clic start, 1 click stop behaviorThanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon MC-30A cannot trigger video. Check out the CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for a product that has this feature: http://bhpho.to/1fD093D
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will the Nikon MC-30 work with the new Z9?

Will the Nikon MC-30 work with the new Z9?
Asked by: Al
Yes, the Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release will work with the Nikon Z9 camera.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-11-22

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Does this work with a Nikon D610? It is not listed in the description
Asked by: Leigh B.
Unfortunately, no, the Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release is not compatible with the Nikon D610. It is only compatible with Nikon DSLR cameras which use the Nikon 10-pin remote terminal. The Nikon D610 DSLR camera uses the DC2 remote terminal, and as such, it would require the Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord, B&H# NIMCDC2, for use on the Nikon D610 DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will the MC-30 (not 30A) work with D810?

Will the MC-30 (not 30A) work with D810?
Asked by: gillis
Yes, the MC-30A will work on the D810.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-16

does it work with D300S?

does it work with D300S?
Asked by: Gerard D
Yes, the Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release is compatible for use with the Nikon D300S DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-12-23

question

Can this remote be used to start/stop video recording on a Nikon D500 body?
Asked by: IVAN
Possibly, if you program the shutter button to start and stop recording when camera is in live view movie mode (menu G1, movie custom control assignment). I haven't tried it but NikonUSA product forum provided this workaround for the D800.
Answered by: Peggy H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

How long is the cable?

How long is the cable?
Asked by: Kenneth D.
The cords length is 31.5" / 80 cm.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-05-23
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