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Nikon Inc. MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord

MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Average Customer Rating:
2.6 out of 5
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Customer Reviews for MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Review 1 for MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

must have

PostedJanuary 26, 2011
Location Los Angeles, CA
Age 35-44
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
I can't imagine a poorer description of this intervalometer when compared to the internal programming available in the camera than the previous reviewers "slight advantage". This is a far cry from the internal option and has MANY advantages over it. I've tried knock off products and none compate to the MC-36. A staple for any camera bag.
Review 2 for MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good device, poor cable.

PostedNovember 6, 2011
Location Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
If you are willing to spend the amount of money Nikon is asking, this is a pretty good device. I use it as a basic trigger and I frequently use the automatic timer for exposures longer than 30 seconds. There is no on/off switch, but the AAA batteries seem to last a very long time if you keep it "locked" when not in use. It has a little LED that flashes as the second count down, but it would be nice if there was some more feedback as to how long remaining on the exposure. If I have the shutter open for an hour, or some other long duration, I also have to check my watch to avoid picking the unit up to turn on the LCD back light and display the remaining time.
It does take a bit to figure out all the setup possibilities, but it is not too hard once you get the hang of it. My only real complaint is the cable. I have had mine for about 5 years and after about 2 the cable end that attaches to the camera split open. There is a reinforcement, but it is not good enough. It is also very hard to secure the cable to the camera. I have small hands, but it is very hard to get the thread on the locking ring to connect.
Review 3 for MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Too expensive!

PostedMarch 2, 2012
Location Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience Less than a month
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
Aftermarket intervalometers that are identical to the MH-36 can be had for $20 on ebay.
Review 4 for MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Nikon MC-36

PostedFebruary 8, 2011
Location San Francisco
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience 6-12 months
Role Semi-professional photographer
I bought this product approximately eight months ago. Many of the features it offers are redundant if you already own a D3. Additionally, the LED display is far to dim and small. The manual is not clearly written, and the price Nikon charges for this product is excessive. Save your money and by the less expensive model. For those of us who already made the mistake of purchasing this accessory the is a U-tube video that will give the guidance that Nikon does not.
Review 5 for MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Very specialised

PostedNovember 13, 2010
A lot of the functionality of this widget is already available within the camera. If you do a lot of star trails, and the like, it is slightly easier to use this device, but then you lose the ability to use the GPS-1.