Nikon Pistol grip

Started Feb 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
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alimey4u2
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Nikon Pistol grip
Feb 24, 2009

Hi All, I thought I would share this with you...

I have an old Nikon Pistol-Grip Model 2/II with MC-3 Coiled Cable that I used on my MD4 motor drive. I found it quite handy using it with my 50-300mm Nikkor on a monopod. I wasn't happy with the modern MC-25 adapter cable as it became a tangled mess & didn't allow the focusing indicator function.

However I have since modified it for use with my D700.

Bought a Chinese made 10 pin plug/cable (3 conductor) on E-Bay & went about the task. To my joy the MC-3 cable mechanical junction connector has 3 contactor leaves. After desoldering the existing 2 conductor cable, I soldered the ground ( black wire) to the base contact leaf, the white ( focus) to the center & the red ( shutter release) to the rear contact ( all must be shorted together for shutter release.)

I now have remote focus indication & shutter release in a very clean ergonomic package.. Happy daze... :0)

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