Please note that the two highly sophisticated Multi-Function Control Film Backs carry some remote-control features in another form. The free-focus is one and both actually works like a Nikon Intervalometer and provides time/schedule/delay/time-lapse exposure capabilities. Some of the accessories featured here MAY in a way direct or indirectly to be used individually and/or combinations with all some of the functions offer in the two Multi-Control Function Backs. Basically, the accessories here are man-controlled/monitor and it may need some creative thinking how to make the best of features offer by two groups of system accessories.
Remote Control Accessories The following accessories except AR-3 and AR-7 can be used with Nikon High Speed Battery Pack MB-21, Nikon External Power Regulator MB-22 or Multi-Power High Speed Battery pack MB-23
MB-21/MB-23: Remote Terminal (1) Remote signal (2) GNI)
Nikon Remote Cord with Button Release MC-12A For remote-control photography up to 3m (9.8 ft) away, the MC-12A has a hand grip, trigger release button and trigger lock lever that make operation convenient. Depressing the MC-12A halfway turns on the camera's exposure meter; depressing fully releases the shutter.
Trigger lock lever is also provided in the MC-12A and it enables time exposure with ease. This handy accessory also works with other Nikon bodies such as older MF Nikon F3/MD-4, Nikon MD-12 for the Nikon FM/FE/FA series and even AF bodies such as F801, F801sm F601 and others.
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Nikon Remote Cord MC-4A The plug on one end of the MC-4A connects to the MB-21, MB-22 or MB-23's remote-control socket; the other end has both plus and minus banana-type plugs. Used to fire several cameras almost simultaneously.
Nikon Radio Control Set MW-2 Provides interference-free remote control up to 700ni (2,295 ft). Three separate channels allow three cameras to be operated automatically. Its main feature is: It is easy to set up and handle.
Nikon Modulite Remote Control Set ML-2 Provides infrared light remote control for three separate channerls to enable automatic operation of motor driven cameras at distance up to 100 metres. Compact and easy to handle. Wireless multiple flash operations is also possible. All timing for this updated unit is quartz controlled.
Nikon Intervalometer MT-2 For unmanned time-lapse photography or work sampling. Quartz-controlled MT-2 provides either 2 sec. or 16 sec. delay shutter release, allowing time for focusing or flash recycling. It can also be used with other remote-control devices. The original MT-1 may also be used in such combination (Note: MT-1 is not a quartz control timing module).
Nikon Cable Release AR-3 and Double Cable Releases AR-7 and AR-10 Essential for slow shutter speeds, these cable releases ensure one-hand shutter release operation. The AR-3 and AR-7 plug into the release terminal of the camera body. The AR-10 plugs into the remote terminal of the Nikon High Speed Battery Pack MB-21, Nikon External Power Regulator MB-22 or the Multi-Power High Speed Battery pack MB-23.
Nikon Cable Releases
Nikon Pistol Grip Model 2 and Connecting Cord MC-3A Nikon's special pistol grip can be screwed into either the camera's tripod socket or the tripod mounting collar of a super-telephoto lens to provide more stable handheld shooting. The MC-3A cord plugs *into the remote terminal of the Nikon High Speed Battery Pack MB-21 or Nikon External Power Regulator MB-22.
Nikon Connecting Cords MC-17 and MC-17S Either the MC-17 or MC-17S can be used to fire two cameras almost simultaneously. The MC-17 is approx. 3m (9.8 ft) long; the MC-17S, approx., 0.4m (1.3 ft). (The 250-Exp. Multi Control Back MF-24 must be attached to the master camera.)
I am not sure whether the Modulite Remote Control Set ML-2 which provides infrared light remote control for three separate channels to enable auto operation of motor driven cameras at a distance up to 100 meters is usable with the Nikon F4. Since the ML-2 also permits wireless slave flash operation which incidentally, Nikon has a Wireless Slave SU-4* flash controller unit for multiple flash photography. * Note: The SU-4 (with SG2) enables wireless remote slave with automatic TTL exposure control. It can be attached to any current Nikon speedlight. The SU-4 detects the light of the master flash (including built-in speedlight) and sends a firing-start signal to the slave unit. The SU-4 terminates the firing of the slave flash by detecting firing stop signal. The SU-4 eliminates the need for connecting cords.
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Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
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Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
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Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm
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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
W A R N I N G: The New G-SERIES Nikkor lenses have no aperture ring on the lense, they (s) when operating in manual exposure control even with certain earlier AF Nikon SLR camera models. Similarly, not ALL features provide in a modern AF-S series AF-Nikkor lenses can be utilized fully with a Nikon F4. Please refer to your local distributor for compatibility issue(s).
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