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Archive 2013 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s
  
 
mike-in-ak
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p.1 #1 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


I spend a lot of time out alone in the cold dark night shooting Aurora. The temps can get down into the -35F range.

Consequently, the standard Nikon MC-30 cable release gets very brittle as it was not designed with these temps in mind. I have broken the outer plastic cable covering on a few and made temp repairs using cold weather electrical tape.

I don't know if the newer MC-30A has a lower temp rating but I am interested if anyone knows of a third party MC-30 style remote that uses a low temp silicone cable?

Thanks for the input.



Feb 13, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


WOW! Your Aurora photos are awesome! Great work.

What about the new Nikon wireless remote? No wire to crack.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/911445-REG/nikon_27106_wr_a10_wireless_remote_controller.html




Feb 13, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #3 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


It may very well be the long term answer particularly if I can use it on the D300, D700, and D3s.

I some how missed this one.

Thanks



Feb 13, 2013 at 09:10 PM
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p.1 #4 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


mike-in-ak wrote:
It may very well be the long term answer particularly if I can use it on the D300, D700, and D3s.

I some how missed this one.

Thanks


Yes, it will work on your bodies. I'm thinking of ordering it.



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p.1 #5 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


I will be keeping it in mind for next season for sure.

And thanks for the kind words on the Aurora images.



Feb 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #6 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


I've been using my radio triggers when it gets that cold, but the infra red Nikon would do the job and be a lot cheaper.


Kent in SD



Feb 14, 2013 at 02:56 AM
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p.1 #7 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


It's not just temperature. They just crack. I've broken two.


Feb 14, 2013 at 07:18 AM
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p.1 #8 · Cold weather cable release D300 - D700 - D3s


The new Nikon remote looks great - I've killed off a lot of cable releases and the cold really expedites their demise.


Feb 14, 2013 at 01:13 PM





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