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This is the official remote, from what I have read online it is best to pay the extra for this rather than a cheap alternative. The remote works well for my Nikon D3400, there is a setting on the camera which sets this as the shutter release option.
The remote will only work if it is pointing directly at the lens, hence the 4 stars. But I guess that's how this remote functions and as long as you are aware of this then that's fine.
I use this for taking self takes whilst fishing and it is easy enough to hold in one hand whilst holding a fish. I also have got this wet and it still works.
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]]
Handy, basic remote for Nikon DSLRs. Nothing fancy here, just a wireless remote with a basic shutter button. You will need to sort everything else on the camera. Comes with battery - which is a nice change these days. Of course, you should check that your camera has a wireless receptor - otherwise you will need either a wired or more complex system with hot shoe attachment. Also comes with a little case that can be attached to your camera strap if required. Otherwise just throw it in your bag. Great for self portraits and tripod work where you want to minimise camera contact leading to shake. It's easy to pay a LOT more for remote cable releases with various bells and whistles, but this does the basic job fine. Yes you pay a little bit more for the Nikon name, but I've found it more reliable than cheaper alternatives that seem to stop working just when you don't want them to.
Very prompt delivery and efficient service. I couldn't make out how it works. I thought it was faulty and left it alone disappointed. One day following some brain wave, I began reading posted comments by other purchasers in here.. Then I came across one post in which the author said that it must be paired with Nikon 40D and described how to do it. I followed the instruction and it worked. I give four star because no printed instruction came with this remote control.
The remote seems to work fine, but it would help people choose where or not to buy if the description made it clearer that, being infra-red, it will only operate if you have "line of sight" on the IR receiver on the camera, which typically is on the front near the handle, well on my D3000 anyway. This means that you can't use it to take pictures when operating from behind the camera (or even in front, if the IR receiver is obstructed by the lens, as when you are on the left side of the camera).
This is a really good gadget. I use it to take long-exposure shots while my D70 is mounted on a gorillapod, which virtually eliminates any form of camera shake.
The only draw back I have found is the the remote does not always work from behind or from the side of the D70, you have to try and 'bounce' the beam off walls etc to get the shutter to operate - this is the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars.
On the other hand, as long as you can see the front of the camera, it works 100% of the time.
This item requires you to set the camera mode up for the remote to activate the shutter. I found this operation a bind because you had to remember to do it and also hold the remote in front of the camera at most times. This makes the remote only suitable for taking self portraits etc. I have opted for the cable remote shutter release as there is no setting the camera up for the cable remote. The cable type remote is ideal for using the camera on a tripod with a telescopic lens attached. Ideal for taking pictures of birds, wildlife or sports pictures etc. as it can be operated from behind the camera.
First of all, I can confirm that this remote works with the Nikon D3000.
Well, it really does what it says.
I cannot stress this enough, it REALLY helps when doing long exposures at night, when you need the camera really steady and the shutter button can't even be touched. It also works really well when you're doing HDR photography, and you need to take a lot of photos in the exact same position, and touching the shutter button on the camera will ruin this.
Two pieces of advice:
1) It's really, really easy to lose. But you can attach a thread to the little 'bag' or 'container' that comes with it, and remember to always put it back there when you're done. My tip is: never ever put this in a table. Always put it in your (trousers) pocket or in the camera bag.
2) The range is good, but not unlimited. It works really well for taking pictures of yourself (even a little farther away) or group pictures, but if you wanna fit 50 people in a photo and go 20m away, it won't work. Then you can just use the 10s or 20s timer on the camera...