When you’re plug­ging any ac­ces­sory into your Nikon, the first thing you need to con­sider is com­pat­i­bil­ity…

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01 Con­nec­tor style

Most con­sumer-class bod­ies, from the D3100 to the D7100, use an MC-DC2 type socket for con­nect­ing re­mote con­trollers.

02 No con­nec­tor?

Some older bod­ies, in­clud­ing the D40, D50, D60, D70 and D3000, had no socket at all for con­nect­ing a re­mote con­troller. The D70s and D80 fea­tured the now-ob­so­lete MC-DC1 socket.

03 10-pin cam­eras

Pro bod­ies, in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing from the D1 to the D4s plus the D200, D300, D700 and D800, have a round 10-pin con­nec­tor in­stead of the rec­tan­gu­lar MC-DC1 or MC-DC2 sock­ets.

04 GPS bonus

If you fit a Nikon GP-1 or GP-1A GPS mod­ule to a com­pat­i­ble D-SLR, you can use an MC-DC2-style re­mote con­troller via the GPS unit’s in­put socket, even on bod­ies with a round 10-pin con­nec­tor.

05 One for all

Some re­mote con­trollers come with a va­ri­ety of ca­bles, en­abling them to be used with cam­eras that have dif­fer­ent types of MC-DC1, MC-DC2 and 10-pin sock­ets.

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