Avi's DataCable2
* Connects N90/F90/N90s/F90x/F100/F5 to PC *
 
*** OUT OF STOCK ***
* THIS PROJECT IS CLOSED *
I ended it on June 2008 due to low demand

Custom made DataCable2 for Nikon
N90(s) / F90(x) / F100 / F5 cameras
with GENUINE Nikon 10 pin connector
Compatible with Nikon MC-33 MC33 cable.




DataCable2
is based on Avi's proven and successful design and each has been individually tested.
DataCable2 enables downloading* of shooting data from your Nikon camera to your PC,
save/change camera's CSM settings and camera control
(see your software spec.)
Compatible with Nikon MC-33
MC33 cable

(* software, not included, is required in addition to this cable to download data)

_will work with the following Nikon cameras:

N90, N90s
F90, F90x
F100
F5

- on N90/N90s/F90/F90x it will enable (through software) unlocking of some features
that otherwise require the MF-26 back.
_DataCable2 has been tested and works with the following software:
_Camera Companion®
_F100

_SoftTALK 2000®

starting Jan.2008 This software is FREE

_N90S , F90X , F100 , F5
_Nikon Photo Secretary®
_N90S , F90X (AC-PWE)
_F100
(
AC-2WE)
_F5
(AC-1WE)
Notes:
- In order for your camera to start recording data you must instruct it to do so from the software
(except for F5). It will not record any data until this is activated !
- If you are looking for the MC-31 MC31 cable, please note that this is the same cable except that it uses a D-9 pin computer connector and MC-31 uses the old style D-25 pin connector.
In this case use a standard D-25 to D-9 adapter in order to use this cable.
- If your computer has USB serial port, than use a standard USB to D-9 adapter.

After I published my first design, I got many requests from photographers
all over the world to build this cable since it had been discontinued.
Eventually I made a limited batch of
DataCable2 that were sold out.

I am NOT compromising on quality.
In this high quality DataCable2 you'll find:
1.
_Small electronics box
2.
_Professionally made PCB with protective solder mask layer
3.
_High quality components
4.
_Cable Strain Relief
5.
_Batteries free. Power is received from camera
6.
_Lenght of ~8' (2.5m) , Much more than MC-33
7.
and most important, you'll find
GENUINE Nikon 10 pin connector

using Nikon 10 pin connector
is VERY important because it is the only connector that ensures:
1.
_Safe and reliable attachment to camera using a threaded metal locking ring.
2.
_High quality and precise mechanical and electrical contacts.
3.
_Correct orientation to camera without a possibility for wrong attachment that might damage your camera/computer.
_It has mating slides to guide the attachment process.
4.
_Mating strength since ALL 10 pins are presented.
5.
_Industry standard quality of pins to internal wires connection.
I could have used a cheaper connector like those offered by others and saved about $30 but I decided not to compromise on this critical component.
When it comes to quality and protecting your expensive camera, my decision was to build a professional cable, no matter what it costs.

Customers comments:
H.
from USA:

"It seems to work just fine. Thanks so much for making this product available and caring enough about your customers"

A.
from Canada:
"Received the cable and it works perfectly. Nicely constructed and I would recommend it!"
G.
from Australia:
"Instructions are excellent and your help to date has been beyond reproach, thank you. Bottom line is I have turned on the recording on both my bodies, piece of cake. Once again a million thanks"
T.
from UK:
"Great item - good delivery, highly recommended"
C.
from Ireland:
"Honest Fast all the way to Dublin in a week Ace Seller Thanks+++++"
K.
from USA:
"I've just downloaded the data from two new rolls of film from the F100 to the computer. It was a snap! Thanks! "
F.
from Netherlands:
"I already received the DataCable2 yesterday! That's nearly five days.
It was very well packed, clear manual included.
I connected it to my F90X and F100 with a USB-to-serial connector into my laptop. Didn't even needed a serial gender changer.
It works perfect (in combination with SoftTalk 2000)!!!
Great service, so many thanks for this."
G.
from France:
"I received the DataCable2 yesterday and I connected my camera F100 to my PC as described into the package. The cable and the software I purchased (Camera Companion) work well. I test to download data from the F100 on my PC and store them into an Access DataBase, and it's OK.
I found the DataCable2 is well made. Good job !
I thank you very much for your prompt answer to my request and for the quality of your service."
E.
from USA:
"I received the cable today and tried it on two different Nikon F5s.  I was using Windows XP SP2 and a Phoebe Airlink 101 D9/USB cable/connector.  Everything worked fine, and in fact, I had far fewer communication timeouts with your cable than the Nikon MC-33.  I'm not sure why, but that really was the case--only one time out with both cameras and all of the testing I performed.  For some reason the metering status test using the MC-33 frequently caused communication timeouts, but in the "torture testing" I did with your cable I only got one, and that was recoverable. Must be something different, and for the better, in your cable electronics vs. that used in the Nikon MC-33"

DataCable2 images: (click image to enlarge)
DataCable2
10 pin connector
PCB
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DataCable2 with
N90
DataCable2 with
F100
DataCable2 with
F5
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I DON'T SELL CONNECTORS NOR ANY OTHER PARTS
AND I HAVE NO INFORMATION WHERE TO GET IT, SO
PLEASE DON'T ASK ME ABOUT IT

Thank you all from all over the world for purchasing my cable.
It was a pleasure to serve you and offer you DataCable2

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