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 Post subject: ML-L3
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:18 pm 
I got it and I love it, plain and simple. I would recommend this to any Nikon users.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Hey Nathan, for the benefit of those who don't know, could you explain what an ML-L3 is and why you like it so much?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:42 pm 
Yeah definetley.This will be my first review.

The ML-L3 is the wireless infared remote that is compatible with Nikon DSLR's. It is primarily used for super steady shots while the camera is mounted on a tripid or just sat down and you won't have to use the timer on the camera and rush around. Also with this it will auto-focus as well as release the shutter from a distance. On the downside, sccording to how you look at it, this remote is incredibly small, about the size of ones pinky finger and as thin as pencil so it could be easy to loose. It comes with a small case so if you always remember to store it when you're done then it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

It not only can be used to take pictures from a far, it is very handy when trying to photograph something along the lines of fireworks, the moon, or just long exposures.

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Thanks Nathan!

When you're doing long Bulb exposures, do you have to keep your finger on the remote button? If so I wonder what impact this would have on the remote's battery life...

Also what sort of range will it still work reliably at?


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And does the lens refocus when you press the remote???

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:22 pm 
I actually havn't tested it on bulb but I will be sure to tonight, and it has a a range well over 40ft. and yes it does focus when you press the button.


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Hiya. In bulb mode you press the button once to open the shutter and then again to close it. Foolproof.

Nathan, no offence mate but I'm not too keen on that avatar :cry:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:55 am 
I am only using it for promotion on my flickr, I was getting ready to change it actually because I have a post for my flickr, thanks for the honesty though.


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Just to add to this review -

The remote can also withstand submersion in rivers, though I would try to avoid that. I know, lol.

One downside is that it doesn't work from behind the camera, it needs to be in line of sight of the receiver on the front of the camera. Still, it's an invaluable aid when using a tripod.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:27 am 
What would be the equivalent device for use with Canon - specifically the 40D?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:38 am 
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Thanks Nathan!

When you're doing long Bulb exposures, do you have to keep your finger on the remote button? If so I wonder what impact this would have on the remote's battery life...

Also what sort of range will it still work reliably at?


nope. the first press engages the shutter release and locks the mirror.

the second press of the button releases the mirror.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:48 pm 
Just a follow-up question on this remote (ML-L3). Everywhere I check on the Nikon site this remote is listed compatability with the D40 up to the D90. Will it work with the D300? I do have a cable release for my D300 but the idea of a wireless would make it easier to be "in" the family photos rather than just the photographer or the blurring streak in the picture :P . Yeah, I know, just set the delay to be longer! but another wireless gadget just makes me want it.


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I believe your only choices with the D300 are the MC-30 and MC-36.

And I agree with the original poster, if your Nikon takes this accessory, buy one. $17 brand new from Adorama for me, and I can always find a great excuse to use this even in good light, such as portraits.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:00 pm 
because you have to be in front of the camera... do you have to be or is it risky being in the field of view

i want one of th ese for landscapes but dont wan tto be part of th eshot..should i get a cable one????


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:24 pm 
I recall that one could use it to the left of the camera and keep out of the field of view.


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