DIY Nikon F100 MC-30 cable by Avi

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Nikon F100

Release cable MC-30 build by Avi

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I read some newsgroups posts and saw some sites suggesting how to build your own switch housing. Some advised to use one switch to activate both the AF and Shutter release simultaneously and some
suggested to use 2 switches, one for each function to be activated one after the other. There are some interesting posts of making a DIY radio remote, but for now I’ve decided to concentrate on manual release.
Eventually I decided to save the trouble of trying to construct my own switch housing and to use a Nikon one that will simulate the F100 operation, meaning short push to activate the meter and AF and longer one to release the shutter.
I found an old and cheap MC-12A cable and altered it to fit to F100.

Schematic drawing of MC-30 remote cable

Avi's Nikon F100 MC-30 remote schematic
Avi’s MC-30 release cable

exclaim2 Note: Please check that your CSM #4 is set to “0” (Enable), otherwise this release cable will not work.

Well, with this cable I ended this little project and I’m ready for my next one. I hope you’ll find my page clear to understand and hope you’ll benefit from it.

Have a nice and successful photography experience.
Avi  clapup_gifanim

Avi’s Nikon F100 cables project posts:

My concept | DIY Interface cable | DIY DataCable-1 | DIY DataCable-2
DIY MC-30 | BUY DataCable2

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Any modification made to your Nikon camera may cause damage to your equipment and harm to yourself or to others. 
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None of the following steps is recommended by me nor by the manufacturer, Nikon. 
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