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NikonML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
 
4.6

(based on 1186 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (838)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (280)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (896)
  • Lightweight (867)
  • Reliable (599)
  • Durable (413)
  • Easy to set up (103)

Cons

  • Not durable (20)
  • Not functional (19)
  • Poor design (16)
  • Not enough features (10)
  • Weak signal (10)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (571)
  • Landscape photography (517)
  • Macro photography (479)
  • Travel (343)
  • Everyday (332)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (594), Semi-professional (187), Casual user (83), Professional (73), Tech savvy (62)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (119), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (660), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wish I'd bought it years ago...

Every year I'm in charge of the family photo at our reunion. I'm always running to and from my camera. I finally decided to get a remote. I had no idea how easy...Read complete review

Every year I'm in charge of the family photo at our reunion. I'm always running to and from my camera. I finally decided to get a remote. I had no idea how easy it would be to use and how inexpensive it was. I wish I'd purchased it a long time ago. The only negative is my family doesn't get to laugh at me running into the photo, and I forgot to not have my hand (with remote) so obviously pointed at the camera. If I could change one thing about the actual remote I would have a way to safely attach it to my camera. Its so small I'm afraid I'll lose it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works, but could work better

I purchased this remote for my D5000. It's simple enough to use...set the release mode on your camera and press the button on the remote....only problem is, if you...Read complete review

I purchased this remote for my D5000. It's simple enough to use...set the release mode on your camera and press the button on the remote....only problem is, if you are trying to shoot from behind your camera, the sensor will not pick it up (or so has been in my experience. So far this has not been too much of an issue for me as most of the pictures i've been taking using the remote are just to avoid camera shake and i can just stand to the side and point it more directly at the sensor.

Overall, I'm pleased enough with it....wasn't expensive and helps me keep my photos sharp, however would be much nicer if you could use it 360 degrees around your camera.

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5.0

Everybody needs one of these

By Lou

from NY

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio

    Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

    Small and works well. Should have gotten one sooner.

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    • No

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    4.0

    ML-L3

    By JD

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

        Smaller than expected, but works from front and back on D750

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control by Nikon

        By Laraine

        from Highlands Ranch, CO

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

              This remote works great! It is very small so easy to pack and carry along. Easy to use - just hit the button!

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would purchase again, works great.

              By photofan

              from Martinsburg, WV

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Insures No Camera Shake
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Selfies

              Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

              When slow shutter speeds are necessary because of low light levels or length of exposure, the ML-L3 is a must.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Helps to obtain sharper images

              By J.B. Nature shooter

              from North Merrick, N.York

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                Fine little item that you will use over and over again. You do not need your wired release anymore
                and in using the ML-L3, you have achoice in different release options. You will get sharper images. I use mine on a Nikon D-750 and can use it from behind and in front. It comes with a little case and I find that it work perfectly from
                inside the case which helps prevent dropping it as it is quite small. All in all, a great investment of only a few dollars.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Get yourself in the picture

                By Scrapy1

                from Streamwood, IL

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                I take a lot of self portraits and pictures of kids. I set the camera up and just play with the kids to get a great reaction from them. I also use it with my pets to get the best pose and to get myself in the picture. Its also great for Macro shots on tripods.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A click away

                By Justsaynoe

                from Pine Hill, NJ

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                Does the job right. No issues. The kids enjoy taking selfies with the big camera and now there is no need to stretch your arm out or rush to get in the picture. One thumb up and the other on the button!

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                4.0

                Good Basic Remote

                By TrailTog

                from Southern Maine

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • cheap construction

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                It's cheap, it's lightweight, and it gets the job done. I use it when trying to avoid camera shake for long exposures. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that it is very cheaply built. While I haven't had any problems with it as of yet, it definitely doesn't seem to be very durable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great tool

                By Mwmills

                from MidMissouri

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Range Only 15 Ft Or So

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                I use this remote for low light and portraits. Set first click to retract the mirror, second click for the shutter. Tie the included remote bag to my tripod so I always have it.
                Wish it had a little more range for my family group shots. ( BIG family)

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                • No

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                5.0

                love this remote

                By PB

                from Pennsylvania

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                I have multiple remotes just like this. Can't beat the price. Works great. Ditch the corded remote and get the ML L3!

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                3.0

                Does what it's supposed to do

                By ho_co

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Must Be Set Up In Camera Menu

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                Very useful to avoid vibration when shooting from a tripod. Only caveat is that one needs to check camera instructions (D750 in my case) to be sure that it doesn't time out waiting for the signal from the ML-L3. It's not a set-it-and-forget-it, use-it-when-you-want-it device.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great, But Improve Storage Fucntionality

                By CRS

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Durable
                • Not Functional
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                It works as described and stated. I do wish the storage bag was another color and/or could be attached to the camera bag via a tether! This can easily get lost in one's camera bag!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nikon ML-L3 Remote

                By Ken

                from Vancouver, WA

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                Very easy to immediately use on my D5200. No setup required at all. I'm extremely happy with the ease and reliability of this product.

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                5.0

                Great addition to the camera

                By David

                from Atlanta

                Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                The obvious solution to tripod shooting and needing a shutter release in order to predict the moment. Such an inexpensive solution (I've paid much more for good manual ones). It begs the question, why didn't they just include it in the camera kit?

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                5.0

                REPLACES CABLE RELEASE

                By Potlick

                from Columbia, SC

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                  In my studio work, I have always used a cable release to help improve sharpness. Now that I have gone digital, I use this handy device for the same purpose. I especially like the fact that I can use the ML-L3 in front, or from the back of my camera.
                  By locking up the mirror and using the ML-L3, I can get razor-sharp images.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good inexpensive remote

                  By Genie

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Picky On Location

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                  Works well with my D90. Cost was only $. Didn't know remotes were so inexpensive or I would have gotten one years ago. You do have to be careful where you shoot from so that the remote will work, but it's perfect for our yearly family xmas pictures! :)

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Simple, Perfect and User Friendly

                  By Glenn M.

                  from Lake Stevens WA

                  Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                  No more waiting for timer's command to shoot in increment of seconds. This generation demand is nice to have. The Nikon ML-L3

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                  5.0

                  Works exactly as advertised

                  By Vince

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                  Nice to find an accessory for an "older" product, my Nikon D50. Hats off to Nikon for keeping a consistent interface across all these models

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It's A Nikon

                  By CYL

                  from Staten Island, NY

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                    I'm a Nikon fan. This has been a great little gadget for my camera.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great price

                    By NickH

                    from Georgia

                    Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

                    Works well on my Coolpix P7800

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