Nikon ML-3 Remote Control Set for 10 Pin Remote DSLR Cameras, USA Warranty

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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:

D4s/D4
D3 Series
D2 Series
D1 Series
D800/D800E
D700
D300/D300S
D200
D100 using the MB-D100
D810

The Nikon ML-3 is commonly used for Everyday use, Macro photography, Studio and more.The Nikon ML-3 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Nikon ML-3 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon ML-3: Durable, Easy to use, Improves function and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
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

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The product is easy to use and very reliable.

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 Moun...

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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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gets the job done

I found some difficulty with the product as far as mounting it was concerned. The reciever part of the remote is supposed to be mounted on the hot shoe mount of the camera and does so just fine. But I found myself scratching my head wondering where I would mount the reciever when I wanted to use the popup flash or a hot shoe mounted flash. I did however manage to rig up the reciever to work in conjunction with the flash, but felt that this might be something that the manufacturer would like t...

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I found some difficulty with the product as far as mounting it was concerned. The reciever part of the remote is supposed to be mounted on the hot shoe mount of the camera and does so just fine. But I found myself scratching my head wondering where I would mount the reciever when I wanted to use the popup flash or a hot shoe mounted flash. I did however manage to rig up the reciever to work in conjunction with the flash, but felt that this might be something that the manufacturer would like to take into consideration for improvement on this product. I also had found that the remote had to be pointed pretty much right on target as far as aiming it right at the reciever in order to activate the cameras shutter.

Reviewed by 15 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By

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)

 
2.0

Nikon should copy Canon

By

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)

 
5.0

Works great.

By

from Quincy, Ohio  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Simple and easy to use.

(100 of 104 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The product is easy to use and very reliable.

By

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)

 
4.0

good product--easy to use--Nikon D700

By

from Aurora,Il  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

easy to work with,set up and use with tripod

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Stupidly Overpriced, Limited to 26 feet!

By

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)

 
5.0

Easy & perfect companion for camera

By

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)

 
5.0

Works Great

By

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)

 
5.0

nikon ml-3 a hands free must

By

from monroe ct  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

great product wish it had a longer range

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Apology for review done in January.

By

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  Why Did You Choose This?
CARLOS M  Sometimes you want to be in group photos and I am not very trusting with my camera so I wanted something that would enable me to take the picture. With the delay mode, it made perfect sense to buy this remote.
Shopper  Will this work on a nikon D610?
ALAN K  I would think so. Does the D610 have a 10 pin remote control port? My D810 and D4s do, my old D300, D3x, D2x and D800 also did. Just about any of Nikon's BETTER camera do but look before you jump! AlanK
Shopper  D700 doesn't respond to ml-3. Is it possible I'm missing something in the d700 settings?
DEE B  On page 18 in the manual of ML-3 are the camera settings, be sure to locate these settings by using your camera's manual. The camera mounted reception sensor (ML-3) head can be turned to face you, the photographer, whether you are behind the camera or part of the image being captured. While holding the transmitter, be sure the reception sensor is pointed towards you. Example: You are standing behind the camera the mounted reception sensor head should be turned to face you. the same if you are at the side, or in front of the camera. Be sure you have good batteries.
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