Using the YOUNGNUO MC-36b Remote cord

YONGNUO MC-36b Remote Control

The Yongnuo Remote Control gives you teh ability to go beyond your cameras long exposure limit, in the case of my Pentax K-5 that limit was 30 seconds.

NOTE: For this page time less over 1/4 and beyond will be in hh:mm:ss format.

Per the manual this exposure time range gets expanded to 99:99:99, just a second short of 100 hours (4.16 days)


Timer delay  0 s to 99 hrs 59 min 59 s in one-second increments
Exposure time  0 s to 99 hrs 59 min 59 s in one-second increments
Interval  1 s to 99 hrs 59 min 59 s in one-second increments
Number of shots  1 to 399, (unlimited)
Power source  Two AAA 1.5 V LR03 alkaline batteries
Battery life  Approximately two months of continuous shooting with a delay of 5 min, an exposure time of 4 min 56 s, and an interval of 5 min. Use of the illuminator will reduce battery life.
Operating temperature  –20 – +50 °C (–4 – +122 °F)
Dimensions  Approximately 155 × 40 × 18 mm (6.1 × 1.6 × 0.7 in.), excluding projections
Weight  Approximately 105 g (3.7 oz), excluding ferrite core
Length of cord  Approximately 850 mm (33.5 in.)

Body and Screen parts

MC-36b body MC-36b Screen
1. Cord 1. Selection cursor
2. Release lamp 2. Timer display
3. Control panel 3. Lock indicator
4. TIMER START/STOP button 4. Low battery indicator
5. SET button 5. “TIMER ACTIVE” indicator
6. Illuminator/lock button 6. Speaker on/off indicator
7. Arrow button 7. “SET” indicator
8. Shutter-release button 8. “RELEASE” indicator
9. Battery-chamber cover 9. Number of shots
10. Eyelet for strap (available separatel  

Images of the MC-36b

Body and scrren images

Actual unit
Actual screen MC-36-b Unit

Actual use of the remote control

The unit is pretty basic for normal use simply set:

Delay - this amount of time
Long - the amount of time to hold the shutter open
Intvl - is the interval you want the pictures to be shot
N - the number of pictures you want shot

The symbol is the on/off for unit sounds.