DIY Nikon F100 accessories cables by Avi
* My Concept *

WARNING : The information presented here describes my own experience.
It is NOT in any way an official suggestion nor instructions to be followed.
Using this information is on your own risk !!!

This project started when I was looking for a release cable solution for my new F100.
I realized that there are several accessories that can connect to the F100. I needed the MC-30
release cable and the MC-33 to connect my F100 to my PC.
Further study led me to some sites and newsgroups posts suggesting how to build your own cables
and I than started to be interested in tailoring my own solution.
Seeing Nikon's prices (US$165 for both according Adorama's site) helped me to decide I'm going to build it myself.

First I decided on a concept that will allow me to attach the 2 cables I needed and will allow
future accessories to be attached as well.
This was done by building an INTERFACE cable that keeps all 10 wires of the F100 connector plug.
I chose to use a DB-15 connector because its availability and ease of wires soldering.

Concept drawing:

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Last update: Feb. 06, 2009