Nikon N50 cable release?

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  1. ezwriter

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    One of my fave cameras is a cheap N50 i got on ebay. Got the manual but theres no cable release hole in the shutter and manual online
    says nothing about using one. How do u do a tripod shot w/ release? thanks
     
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    Does it have a self-timer? My N60 does, don't know about the N50 though.

    Or else, just use the shutter release. If you're on a tripod to begin with, it doesn't really matter much whether you use a cable or not, unless you need to be positioned away from the camera.
    Just be gentle in the pressing, like you need to be anyway.
     
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    There may be an electronic release (no cord or cable) used remotely just like a television control. If you Google the name/model of the camera but add the words 'test' or 'revue' you should be able to find out what is available. When I had a D70 the remote was a real pain to use, sometimes it worked, mostly it didn't. It seemed to need a precise angle from the front of the camera to get it to work semi reliably.


    UPDATEI have just had a look at a site called www.orphancameras.com and they have literally hundreds of camera manuals on line. I have looked at the N50/F50 and there is no mention of any sort of remote release for this model.
     
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    There isn't any. You could use the self timer though.
     
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    Or you can use cheap RF triggers. Buy a pair, put one reciever/transciever on the hot shoe of the camera and now you can use it remotely. :smile:
     
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    Thanks for the info! Never heard of the Hama but look into it.
    If i use the RF trigger ,how does that trip the shutter?
     
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    Use THIS . It's cheap, plus distance wont be a problem anymore. It focuses too if you use AF lense.
     
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    The remote looks cool but the N50 doesnt have a jack for it.
     
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    Far as i remember timer will Open the shutter on B and keep it open until you lightly depress the shutter.
     
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    I had this same problem in the 90s. Self timer is the only alternative, since it's not threaded for a cable release and there is no provision for wireless remote on this model. If you need to leave the shutter open for extended exposures at night, it causes battery drain. As I recall the N50's battery was kind of pricy for the number of rolls it would shoot with 25-50% flash. The cost and inconvenience of N50 night photography drove me to find an FG. The money saved on batteries paid for the FG in short order. The computerized flash system with D series lenses was great though.
     
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    With this simple device you can use any standard cable release http://www.kaiser-fototechnik.de/en/produkte/2_1_produktanzeige.asp?nr=6154