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Tiny remote control for my Nikon D5500 works perfectly and easy to hide out of shot when doing portraits and photography where you do not want vibration. Easy to use and a nice case that will attach to the strap of your camera if you wanted.
We went on holiday to try and see the Northern Lights and I'd read that a remote control is useful when taking photos with a long exposure as you remove the vibrations added by pressing the button on the camera. It literally took a matter of seconds to set this up - all I had to do was remove the plastic strip covering the battery on the remote and change my camera setting to use the remote control. Then you get the camera into the right position, point the remote at the infrared sensor & press the button... in the words of the meerkats - simples! This made such a difference; there was no shake associated with me touching the camera and I could easily take photos of myself & my partner without relying on a timer or the kindness of strangers. Along with a tripod it even allowed me to get a few night-time shots, including the northern lights, from a moving boat. Everyone who owns an SLR should have one of these. One slight gripe I had with my camera was that the infrared sensor is on the front so in order to take a picture from the back, you have to put your arm around the front/side for the sensor to pick up the remote's signal when the button is pressed. A minor setback that caught me out a couple of times but was easily correctable by simply moving my arm.
I bought it to work with my Nikon D3200 it has a front and back infrared sensor not specified but gave it a bash anyway. The last almost DSLR I had was a Minolta DImage 5 and a remote cable was perfect to stop blurring when at high zoom levels ok, ok so we are talking years ago now well I still used it up till recently when it finally gave in water damage. So took the step up and got the Nikon D3200. Just took me a while to figure out where to set the camera up to use it not many people writing detailed reports on how to set it up on the NikonD3200. Just got my Nikon D3200 2 days after this little device, found the setting in the shutter release options once enabled it works. Just the Nikon D3200 Nanny state driving me crazy but slowly setting it up and so far it has worked without failure, what makes it better than a cabled version of remote control is that there are no potential for accidentally snagging the cable and destroying the shot. I have managed to trigger it from 10 meters so I am very pleased with it so far. Probably wont be ideal for those who want to do light painting as the trigger distance is a limiting factor. If you are into light painting then best get a radio transmitter trigger. But for the rest of us this is a perfect gadget to get shake free trigger for that long zoom shots.
I bought this to use with my newly purchased D3200 - and it works fine using both the front & rear infra-red sensors on the camera. It's a genuine Nikon product and comes with a handy material case. It's plastic and quite small (2" x 1"). I've read some reviews which say that it does not work with a D3200 - so here's 3 (very obvious) pointers to get it to work. 1. When you remove it from the packaging you'll see there's a fine plastic strip protruding from the base - that's there to prevent the battery connection until ready for use - gently pull that strip out & discard it. 2. You must set the camera shutter release to remote mode (either 2 secs delay or instant release). 3. If you are using a lens which is capable of and is set to use auto-focus, you must either pre-set the focus of your shot (press the shutter release button half-way down) or switch the lens to manual focus mode. As I said, these tips are quite obvious - but I confess I knew the first two but had to play around with the camera and remote to work out the third! Once I'd done all 3 - it worked fine. In my opinion it's a handy gadget to have and well-worth the price.
I needed a remote release for my D5200 and this was the cheapest option. It is supplied with a battery already fitted, just remove the plastic strip and your away. The D5200 has an infrared sensor on both the front and the rear. I have to select the remote in the cameras menu. There are 2 options, instantaneous release and 2 second delay. The unit operated perfectly. It's well made. The button doesn't have a positive click but at the distance it is used at you know if the camera fires. The IR release comes complete with a small fabric bag which has a velcro closure on the flap. I can recommend it if you want a remote which operates at a greater distance than the chorded type release. It even works when the camera is set on Manual B setting. Just press once to start exposure and again to stop exposure. I suucessfully operated the camera at 11 meters with no problem, but that was with a fresh battery. I cannot see why a chorded release is worth the extra expense. Perhaps the battery will need replacing but I do not know how long the battery will last or if the operating distance will reduce as I've just received it today.
This product is great and extremely easy to use. You need to have Infrared on the camera though. My camera is a Nikon D5100 and works fine. If you are considering this you need to check that your camera has the built-in remote sensor. If not then this won't work.
Anyway... the device is incredibly simple. Just one button, no cables to mess around with and no configuration. All you need to do is change the camera's shutter release mode to 'Remote - fast' or 'Remote - delayed' and then press the button on the remote. If set to auto-focus the camera will focus itself based on the settings you have applied and then release the shutter. Fast mode activates the shutter as soon as you press the button and delayed causes the shutter to operate a few seconds after you press the button - allowing you time to get the remote out of sight if you are taking a self or group portrait.
Having this means there are no longer 100's of holiday photos without me in them! As it is so simple and can be used to fire off the shutter as soon as you press the button it is much easier than faffing about with a timer.
I also use it for long exposure shots. To overcome the movement from removing my hand from the shutter I always used to set a 5 second timer to give the camera time to settle but often this wouldn't be adequate. Now I can set up the shot, put the viewfinder hood on to stop light bleeding in and then step back and fire the shutter on delay mode so there is absolutely no movement at all.
This works great with my Nikon D5000. I was a bit worried that it would only work if I pointed it to the front of the camera, however it works from behind this camera too. I suspect there is a sensor on the back of the Nikon D5000 as well as the front. Also, with the D5000, when you press the button, it focuses first and then takes the shot (I had read in some of the reviews that you had to focus the camera first - i.e. half press the real button on the camera, before using the remote, but this is not the case for my camera).
Like others have mentioned, I thought it was broken when it wouldn't work straight away. I had to change the setting on the camera to accept remote input.
The only issues I have with it are: 1. It's small and light and so can be easily lost or misplaced. It should have come with a keyring hole or clip. (Although it does come with a little bag that can be attached to the neck band of the camera). 2. It would have been perfect if it had the same functionality as the real button on the camera. i.e If it could do half presses too, just for focusing without having it also take the photo.
It is good but be aware of the fact that the battery compartment is very very difficult to open to replace the battery. I had to use a dinner knife. It works on the Nikon D5000 indoors from almost any direction but outdoors only from in front. If you want it for wildlife shooting remember that with the D5000 and probably most cameras there is a limit to how long the camera will stay in remote mode.The D5000 is 15 mins max,it would be possible to take a shot after 14 mins, then it would restart the 15 mins again.It will on the D5000 take shots in quick succession, as fast as you can press the button or if you have continuious shooting set. It's very flimsy and cheap looking not well made, so buy at the best price you can.It comes with a small cheapo pouch .I have just come back from a trip where I used the ML-L3 extensively and found that it will work at about 12/15 meters away,I set my camera to stay in remote mode for 5 mins which worked well but beware if you set 1 minute and use live view you may be timed out before you have got your subject sorted and it has focused etc. I used the live view on my D5000 to compose the shot,sometimes closing live view down and shooting in program mode which makes the focusing much quicker.The camera has a small light that flashes to tell you the shot is taken but you cant always see it in Sunlight.I used it with flash as well with no problems,even red eye reduction worked as well.I would have given 5 stars if the build quality was better.[ASIN:B00007EDZG Nikon ML-L3 Remote Control]]
Works great on my Nikon D3300, very small and can either activate the shutter right away or on a delay. Ideal for landscape photographers or taking advanced selfies if that's your thing, Comes with a small carry pouch, my biggest fear is dropping it in a river.
Good Nikon original remote. Works from both back and front of our new D5100 (some cameras apparently have only one sensor; worth checking). Seems to have about a 20-foot range, although we have only tried indoors so maybe it could go further. It comes with a little black cloth pouch which will thread onto the camera strap. If I had to criticise, I would say it is quite easy to lose, and it is quite anonymous in its pouch - I wrote on the outside just so I know what it is in future when I have not used it for three months. Just to repeat advice given by other reviewers, you need to set the 'Release Mode' on the camera to 'Remote Release', otherwise it is easy to fear a dud. Release Mode is in one of those endless menus, but on at least the D5100 you can assign the Fn button on the front left to Release Mode which makes sense if you plan to use it a lot. I think there is also a delayed release which flips the mirror, waits and then takes the picture; good in reducing camera shake to a minimum but not very spontaneous. As you might detect, I am still playing.