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    [QUOTE=Ricardo41]Not wanting to flog a dead horse: but why, as I've just discovered, did Nikon decide to have a proprietary remote cable release system? What happened to the good old fashioned system of threads in the shutter release button?

    The proprietary remote cord costs $60 and is, on top of that, sold out everywhere....

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    You can get a generic cord, for under $10.00 (new) on E-bay. They work very well. And for that price, get two of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiron Kid
    Ricardo
    You can get a generic cord, for under $10.00 (new) on E-bay. They work very well. And for that price, get two of them.

    Kiron Kid
    Thanks for the tip. I was able to pick a Nikon cord up on ebay for a reasonable price.

    ricardo

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB
    Another reason why I went for the F80 instead...
    Ahh, but the F80 won't meter with manual-focus lenses... a bigger sin to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo41
    I take it the grid screen that can be bought extra is user installable?
    Absolutely. It takes about five minutes. I've put E screens in three Nikon bodies without any casualties.

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    Yes a DB-15 but the guy would have to have another cable with a DB-15 female at one end and a Nikon 10 pin connector at the other. The difficult part is to find the Nikon 10 pin connector. I don't know of any source that has this connector. Many third party cables has a 10 pin connector that fit into the Nikon socket but without the threaded locking collar. I think the guy in your link wanted to keep using the MC-12A on older Nikon with 2 pin connector. That is why he has the DB-15 in between.

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    Just a correction about the custom function of the F100. You can't make it leave the film leader out- I was thinking of the F4. Sorry about the confusion!

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    Thanks Tony. Film pickers are light, cheap and just a little bit of a pain anyway.

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    The power film leader extractor that most labs have, works very well and painless and sometimes sells for very cheap on ebay.

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    where did you find a remote control device for 10 dollars on ebay. would like to find one of those myself
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Nikon can set your body to leave the leader out, but it's not selectable via a custom function unfortunately.

    As to the 10pin cables, that socket is also capable of datalink on the F90x, F100 and F5. And the cables allow meter activation and AF on a half-press without worrying about tripping the shutter. The socket is common to all of the pro and semi-pro AF bodies from the F90 on (not sure if the F4 has one, I think it does) and there's an adaptor to mate to the earlier electronic release for the MD-4 and MD11/12/15. It is more flexible than a plain cable release (which is why plain cable release

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