Nikon MC-DC2 £25, $24

NPhoto - - Test Team -

Un­like the orig­i­nal Nikon MC-DC1 re­mote for the D70s and D80, this up­dated edi­tion is com­pat­i­ble with all con­sumer-class cam­eras from the D90 and D3100 on­wards.

Its fixed one-me­tre ca­ble is sim­i­larly thin to the one used in the Phot­tix XS, and like that de­vice’s ca­ble it doesn’t feel par­tic­u­larly rugged. Other sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween this and the Phot­tix re­mote in­clude a tex­tured fin­ger grip area and a two-stage shut­ter but­ton, com­plete with slid­ing lock for mak­ing bulb ex­po­sures.

Frus­trat­ingly, it’s dif­fi­cult to gauge the cross­over point be­tween a light press of the but­ton for aut­o­fo­cus and me­ter­ing and a full press for re­leas­ing the shut­ter, so it’s easy to take un­wanted shots. The cheaper Phot­tix XS and more widely com­pat­i­ble Häh­nel HRN 280 win out in this re­spect.

It’s a gen­uine Nikon con­troller but doesn’t have any ad­van­tages over its two near com­peti­tors

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