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Remote controlling

The socket at the bottom right side of the camera (when looking at the front) is the cable release socket. It can be hidden by a sliding door. To use, just slide the door open and insert a cable release. Only Minolta-compatible electronic cable releases can be used. Traditional mechanical cable releases can not be used directly.

Remote Cord RC-1000L and RC-1000S

A remote cord should be used for long exposures (at "bulb" setting, for example) or anytime you want to release the shutter without shaking the camera. Autofocusing and metering are both activated by partially pressing the release button. Pressing and sliding the release button locks the shutter open for long exposures.
RC-1000L is 5 meters long; RC-1000S is 0.5m long.

Wireless Controller IR-1N Set

The Wireless Controller IR-1N Set permits cordless, remote-control photography from up to 60 meters away. For maximum versatility, the Motor Drive MD-90 can be attached to the camera for shooting remote-controlled sequences. Separate receivers can be used for controlling up to three cameras.


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RC-1000S, here shown slightly modified; a 3.5mm stereo jack and a plug has been added so the cord can be extended with a standard headphone extension cord.

Mounting index Bayonet mount Aperture stopdown pin Lens lock pin Lens release button Self timer LED Shutter speed up/down control DOF preview switch Lens contacts Aperture up/down control Focus mode switch Remote control terminal (covered) Matte screen Bottom contacts for accessories Battery compartment Rewind release Coupler for motorized film winding Coupler for motorized film rewind Handgrip PC socket Focus drive coupler Mirror Tripod socket Serial number Back release lock Lighting window Diopter adjustment dial Eyepiece shutter lever AEL button Accessory shoe Finder Film window Film advance lever On/off switch Multiple exposure button Strap eyelets Strap eyelets Strap eyelets Exposure mode selector Shutter release button Self timer switch Exposure adjustment button Frame counter Back release/ rewind crank / metering selector ISO adjustment button Film guide rails Film guide rails Back removal lever Take up spool Shutter curtains Film winding sprockets Accessory back contacts Back release latch Rewind prong DX contacts Back/top Front/bottom Film chamber Alphabetical