The Nikon MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord (33.5 in.) provides a simple trigger function and can activate the bulb function on certain Nikon SLR cameras.
The Nikon MC-36 can be used as a remote release, a delayed shutter release, programmed as an intervalometer or to activate the bulb function on certain Nikon cameras. For those who may not be familiar with an intervalometer, it can be programmed to take a series of photos, with a preset length of exposure as well as time interval between exposures.
The unit works as one would expect and is straight forward to program using the multifunction button to set a delay if desired, the length of each exposure as well as the interval between the exposure and finally, the number of exposures. It can be set to a predetermined number of exposures (1-399) or it can repeat indefinitely.
The transmitter has an LCD screen which is backlit for operation in low light situations. It fits nicely in your hand and the controls are responsive. The biggest drawbacks are related to the fact that is it a corded (approx.. 33.5 in./850mm in length) remote and unless you set it on a timer, you will have to remain next to the camera to operate it. Furthermore, the cord can move in wind creating unwanted vibrations in the camera. In order to achieve the least amount of vibration possible, a wireless remote used in conjunction with mirror lock-up is best.
3) Build Quality
Build quality is again similar to the ML-3 and other Nikon products with nice fit. I did find the buttons and controls on this device to have the nicest feel of the remotes in this series of reviews.
4) Packaging and Manual
The MC-36 comes with no carrying or storage case, just a simple basic manual describing care and programming.
The programability of the MC-36 gives you a lot of control. Here the item specs on Nikon website.