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Cable release for a Nikon 5300
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Feb 14, 2017 12:34:05   #
ChiefEW
 
Any recommendations on the best way to use an external type of cable release? I can not connect an actual cable to my camera. I tried downloading an app to my phone, but it does not seem to be working.
Thank you.
ChiefEW

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Feb 14, 2017 12:41:46   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/580879-REG/Nikon_25395_MC_DC2_Remote_Release_Cord.html

Why won't one of these work?
--Bob

ChiefEW wrote:
Any recommendations on the best way to use an external type of cable release? I can not connect an actual cable to my camera. I tried downloading an app to my phone, but it does not seem to be working.
Thank you.
ChiefEW

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Feb 14, 2017 12:43:53   #
gjgallager
 
I believe the OP is thinking back when a cable release screwed into the shutter button itself, not electronically like it's done nowadays.

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Feb 14, 2017 12:47:22   #
Shellback
 
Plug in the remote in the accessory terminal -



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Feb 15, 2017 00:11:47   #
ChiefEW
 
Thank you. I ordered the MC-DC2.

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Feb 15, 2017 00:14:52   #
MtnMan
 
ChiefEW wrote:
Any recommendations on the best way to use an external type of cable release? I can not connect an actual cable to my camera. I tried downloading an app to my phone, but it does not seem to be working.
Thank you.
ChiefEW


Use the infrared release. You can find non-Nikon ones on Amazon for about $5.

The Free Nikon app works with the D5300 also but is kind of klunky. You need to start wifi on the camera, the App on the camera, and link them. I forget the actual sequence.

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Feb 15, 2017 07:03:02   #
SparkyNYC
 
Morning,
You need to link your phone to the camera using wi-fi, then control the camera using the Nikon WMU app.
For me the hardest part of this process it trying to be natural and not look into the camera while posing.
Here is a sample of me and my granddaughter using my 5300 in that process.
Its hard not to look at the phone
Its hard not to look at the phone...
Trying to be more relaxed
Trying to be more relaxed...

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Feb 15, 2017 11:20:46   #
cthahn
 
Call NIKON>

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Feb 15, 2017 12:21:10   #
CPR
 
The D5300 has sensors built in both front and back to respond to the little infrared push button. No reason to use a cable. I keep my little remote in it's case taped to my camera neck strap. Remote on one side and spare memory chip on the other........
You can put the camera on the monopod - stretch it all the way out and hold the camera way up high and the remote will still work. Not as good as a drone but it will get some height if you need it to get the shot.

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Feb 15, 2017 13:08:40   #
bdk
 
I have a 5200, Bought a cable release , off brand on ebay for under $10.00. Bought an off brand wireless remote paid , ready for this. I paid A buck brand new . I had to spend another $2.00 for a battery and both are still working and its been 4 or 5 years, of course now the 5200 hardly gets out to play.

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Feb 15, 2017 13:33:55   #
fetzler
 
the MC-DC2 is great. I have one. I also have an intervalometer which can serve the same purpose as the MC-DC2. This device can be used for exposures longer than 30s and can take a series of pictures at a given interval. It can also act as a self timer from 1 sec to 100 hours. Several brands ( I think most are made in the same factory) are available cost about $30.

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