PocketWizard as remote shutter release

Started Mar 2, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Duncan C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,674
PocketWizard as remote shutter release

I bought an MC-22 cable over a year ago. It's a cable with Nikon's 10-pin "motor drive" connector on one end, and 3 banana plugs on the other. It lets you trigger the shutter 1/2 press and shutter release on a Nikon camera with one of these 10 pin connectors (D1 series, F5, and I believe the F100 and D2 series.) Here's a link to a description:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=3064486

I finally got around to soldering some 1/8 inch connectors onto the ends. Now I can connect my camera to my pocket wizard receiver, and use the transmitter as a remote shutter release.

I have ambitions to connect my camera to some external sensors (photocells, vibration/sound sensors) and do some externally triggered photography, but for now, it makes a handy wireless shutter release that's a lot cheaper than Nikon's, at least if you already own Pocket Wizards.

I took a few pictures with my kids today using the new rig. While my son and I were shooting, my daughter decided to get into the act. The result is below:

EXIF at http://www.pbase.com/duncanc/image/40338183/original

Duncan C
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