My methodology used my D800+ Nikon 105 mm micro lens, manual focus, mirror up mode, and a wired remote. Although with the D 800, the wired remote does screw into the socket, I have had the wired remotes come loose and fall and get lost. To prevent this from happening I have purchased a Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support from Outdoor Photo Gear (click on logo on the right side of the blog.
|Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support|
|Interesting creatures on seaweed|
|Shell covered with barnacles|
So if the weather is bad and you have time on your hands try this method and have some fun.