Nikon ML-3 Remote Control Set for 10 Pin Remote Nikon DSLR Cameras, Grey Market.

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About Nikon ML-3

The ML-3(10 Pins System) offers remote control for two separate channels via an infrared LED beam, enabling automatic camera operation from a distance of up to about 26 Feet (8m). Auto triggering, delayed shutter release, single and continuous shooting are possible.

No. of control output channels: Two channels available
Shooting Modes: S for single-frame shooting, C for continuous shooting, DELAY for 3 sec. delayed shooting, and TEST for operation check in A. TRIG mode
Number of flashes* (single-frame shooting 5,000 or higher
Continuous standby time*: Approx. 200 hours with F5, approx. 190 hours with F100 or F90x
Power source: Transmitter: Two AAA-type alkaline or high-rate manganese batteries; Receiver: Supplied from camera body.
Dimensions (W x H x D): Transmitter: Approx. 4.6" x .85" x 1.2"; Receiver: Approx. 2" x 1.4" x 1.8".
Weight (without batteries): Transmitter: Approx. 1.4 oz; Receiver: Approx. 1.8 oz.
* With a fresh set of alkaline batteries.

Compatible with
• D1
• D2
• D2H
• D2HS
• D2X
• D2XS
• D3X
• D3S
• D4
• D200
• D300
• D300S
• D700
• D800
• D800E

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (10),Easy to use (8),Durable (7),Improves function (4),Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (8),Travel (6),Everyday use (4),Studio (4),Outdoor events / games (3),Professional work (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (9),Professional (3)

Nikon ML-3 Reviews

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(based on 15 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Shutter Release

The ML3 is a great shutter release just plug it in, turn it on and you’re ready to snap photos. I’m using the same batteries that in installed when I first purchased the product. It is small and fits easily in my camera bag. It’s a wireless remote so you’re not encumbered with wires. I don’t know how extensive a range it has but I have never exceeded it. I’ve used it on a D100 and D200 and expect it will work on other Nikon products.


Most Liked Negative Review


Nikon should copy Canon

I have a Canon T3iwhich has infrared built in, repot costs $19, it also has a single pin remote cable, $6.95. I have a Nikon D800, I have to deal with all this expensive extranious equipment. Nikon should do better, and cheaper.... recommended because you have to use it...

Reviewed by 15 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


It makes a huge difference in some of my specialty shoots!


from Miami Beach, Fl. USA

The remote control is small and light; and some of its features include ‘auto triggering’ and delayed shutter release and a control labeled ‘C’ which stands for Continuos and a ‘S’ which stands for Single shot. I tested the feature which the remote provides with automatically taking a pic when a subject moves between the receiver and the transmitter; It’s called Auto Trigger mode; Between the transmitter and the receiver, an infrared pointing from the transmitter to the receiver; if anyone crosses the path between the transmitter which should not move and the receiver which stays still as possible as well. I got a couple of shots of birds eating pop corn I purposely left on the floor, but none of the shots impressed me; still, what I learned is that ‘it works’ and I’m confident that if planned better, this feature may provide unachievable shots if we tried our best to approach wild animal subjects. To operate without interference, the ML-3 has to be in a clear ‘line of sight’ to operate without interference, but this is partially solved by sticking one side of Velcro to the top of the receiver and glueing them together; the other velcro side glue it to a part of the camera’s side, and put them hanging together with the receiver pointing towards you; if you must move from your standing location behind the camera, just separate the two Velcroed receiver/camera and reposition the receiver pointing towards where you’ll be as needed. I didn’t notice any interference while using the remote; it responded at the first push of the remote’s shutter button. The transmitter is so well design, that it works exactly like the camera’s shutter button; one light press of the button and it starts the camera’s ‘autofocus’ sensors; then a deeper push to the button takes a picture! This remote control proved mostly helpful when shooting with Micro lenses (I have the 200mm Micro lens) and when shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod; one more thing, to avoid even less vibrations coming into the camera’s body, change the settings to Mirror Up; that way when the picture is taken, the mirror’s vibrations won’t affect the shutter’s moment at all, because the Mirror goes up first, and then the picture is taken. I see many uses for this Transmitter; I also have rechargeable batteries in the remote control (3 AAA).

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nikon should copy Canon


from Virginia  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have a Canon T3iwhich has infrared built in, repot costs $19, it also has a single pin remote cable, $6.95. I have a Nikon D800, I have to deal with all this expensive extranious equipment. Nikon should do better, and cheaper.... recommended because you have to use it...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Works great.


from Quincy, Ohio  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Simple and easy to use.

(100 of 104 customers found this review helpful)


The product is easy to use and very reliable.


from Singapore

The Nikon ML-3 Wireless Modulite Remote allows the unit to be used without worrying about radio interference. The effective range of 8 metres is more than adequate for remote photography of wild games and portrait. The additional features such as automatic triggering and dual channel operation extend the versatility of the ML-3. Now when photographing my Grandchildren, I can be included in the pictures without depending on other people. I would strongly recommend in getting also the SK-7 Mounting Bracket leaving free the camera hot-shoe for flash.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


good product--easy to use--Nikon D700


from Aurora,Il  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

easy to work with,set up and use with tripod

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Stupidly Overpriced, Limited to 26 feet!


from Santa Fe, NM

To photo birds upclose with success it helps to set up the camera and flash and back off. This usually means disappear from view. The range of this gadget is not sufficient for many venues.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Easy & perfect companion for camera


from Bloomington, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I bought this product in May 2009 for my D700 camera. It was very much easy to install and put in use. Even though my hands are pretty steady, I found the use of remote extremely useful while shooting landscapes and macro shots. I would definitely recommend this to anybody. My only pick is, I'm not able to find that bracket which can be attached to tripod to mount the sensor.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Works Great


from Bitterroot Valley, Montana  -  Photo Enthusiast

Works Great, I have used this for a short time and I will use it for all my tripod shooting.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


nikon ml-3 a hands free must


from monroe ct  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

great product wish it had a longer range

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Apology for review done in January.


from Allenton, WI  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Earlier in January I had wrote a review and had stated that I had found some difficulty in mounting the reciever part of the remote when wanting to use a pop up flash or a hot shoe mounted flash unit. After working with this remote a bit more and LOOKING MORE CLOSELY, I realized that the reciever part of the remote could be screwed on to a second tripod that could be positioned next to the tripod that the camera was mounted to. I am sorry for any confussion that my other review may have caused. The only thing that I did find a bit disappointing is that it didn't have more range to it and that you had to be so accurate in aiming it, as this might help to aid in photographing birds animals and butterflies. The product does work at the range that it is advertised as being able to work at.


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Shopper  can you set timer for long exposure on this like 45 minutes or 2 hours?
Rocky v  I don't know about setting it like a timer but you can lock the exposure button for very long exposure if you're set on bulb.
Talaat K  Hi Is it compatable with nikon F6 and nikon D3x? Thanks
Scott B  Yes, it will work on both.
Talaat K  Hi Is it compatable with nikon F6 and nikon D3x? Thanks
Scott B  Yes, it will work on both.
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