Remote with timed release and L Bracket--D80

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Hi Cafe'ers
So I was shooting this past weekend with my ND filter. I have a D80, and a RRS L Bracket. I was shooting portrait on my tripod, but when in portrait orientation with the L bracket, I cannot plug in the MC-DC1 remote. Is there another remote that I can use to trigger the shutter and also be able to shoot in bulb?

Let me know if this makes any sense :)
 
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Hi Cafe'ers
So I was shooting this past weekend with my ND filter. I have a D80, and a RRS L Bracket. I was shooting portrait on my tripod, but when in portrait orientation with the L bracket, I cannot plug in the MC-DC1 remote. Is there another remote that I can use to trigger the shutter and also be able to shoot in bulb?
You could mount it in landscape orientation to allow the side access, and then simply rotate it over to the side of the ball head to be portrait. The old regular way, so to speak. The L bracket should still hold a heavy lens without slipping.
 
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Another option is the wireless remote ML-L3, when using manual exposure mode and long exposure the first press opens the shutter and the second press closes the shutter ... is what I have read, I haven't done this myself. Yet another option is the spacer block made by Kirk Enterprises for just this reason, see it here
http://www.kirkphoto.com/LBA-1_USB-AC_Spacer_Block.html

Hope this is of some help,
RRS also makes one http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=CRS&type=0 Some L-plates are slotted where they attach to the camera for door access. You might try that before spending$$$. GH
 
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Thanks for the replies! Soon after making this thread, I stumbled upon the RRS cable relief spacer. That sounds perfect for my needs. They must have read my mind :)

Mike__B, I will look into the wireless remote function, that would be a handy thing to have as well!
 

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