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NikonML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
 
4.6

(based on 1099 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (767)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (269)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (840)
  • Lightweight (811)
  • Reliable (558)
  • Durable (393)
  • Easy to set up (103)

Cons

  • Not durable (17)
  • Not functional (15)
  • Poor design (14)
  • Not enough features (10)
  • Weak signal (10)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (538)
  • Landscape photography (484)
  • Macro photography (446)
  • Travel (322)
  • Everyday (319)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (547), Semi-professional (180), Casual user (78), Professional (70), Tech savvy (62)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (119), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (598), Yes (15)

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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3.0

Battery went dead in just 2 weeks

By jayfroggy

from Asheville, NC

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits

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

    A great product, and I expect it to last a long time, but I went to use it for a shoot and it didn't work at all. Then I went to the hassle of shopping for a new battery for it, and that solved the problem. Hopefully there is not some glitch which drains the battery prematurely. I recommend buying a backup battery right away, and having it on hand. The battery, at my local supermarket (they only had one) added $ to the overall cost, a fair percentage jump in price.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works Great!

    By Lurena

    from Suffolk, VA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Exposure Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Time lapse photography

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

      Easy to use. No cord keeps other hands free.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great buy

      By nota_nikon

      from newport beach, ca

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Traveling

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

        Great work when you travel.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Simple and functional

        By Nathan H.

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

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

          Straightforward product. Enable remote shutter release and then press the button. Haven't had an issue with it yet, even in daylight.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Reliable remote

          By Daffyfoto

          from Salem, OR

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

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

            This is my second one of these remotes; the first is still working flawlessly after several thousand images, without even requiring a new battery yet. I bought this one for my second Nikon DSLR, which I keep in a separate case (I haven't yet invested in a camera bag large enough for both bodies and all of my lenses). It replaced an inexpensive off-brand remote, which quit after a couple hundred shots. The Nikon remote simply works every time, and keeps working. Can't ask for more in a remote.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Handy Gadget

            By Peter

            from Pasadena, CA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Traveling

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

              Very handy for firing the camera when physically touching the camera means you disturb its alignment or position. It comes with a battery, so it's ready for use straight away.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Works great

              By rickwt64

              from Tomball, TX

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home

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

                This is great when using a tripod or just placing the camera on a counter top. Very small so be careful.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great addition to Nikon camera

                By ncrangerider

                from Banner Elk, NC

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Low light photography

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

                  This remote is invaluable as a means to take low light shots without touching the camera, and of course, for getting yourself in a photo.

                  The best thing is the price. I really don't know why they don't just include it with the cameras at this price.

                  The range is adequate for most purposes discussed above, but if you need to be a long distance away, this infrared device won't be the answer.

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                  3.0

                  Nikon IR wireless remote (ML-L3) review

                  By Whitey

                  from Levant, ME

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

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

                    I use this little remote for self portraits with my family, especially while traveling. It is small, compact and tough. I had dropped my previous remote countless times and it continued to work like a charm. The only reason I bought a second remote was I lost the first one during travel. The only fault I have found with this device is that you must have a direct line of sight with the front of the camera, where the sensor is located, for it to work. This can be annoying at times to say the least. Otherwise, I have little fault with this device.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great ideas never come in the beginning

                    By Hank the Nikonist

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Very compact

                    Cons

                    • Might Be Easy To Lose

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

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

                    this is a great little accessory which is very cost effective. for under twenty dollars it will release selected nikon dslrs from about five yards from front or back. I especially like the mirror up option on my D-7000 where the remote raises the mirror and then can release the shutter after enough of a delay to let vibration settle down. it can be used to release in self timer mode so you don't have to run like mad to get in the original selfie.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

                    By Byron Santo

                    from New Orleans, LA USA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

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

                      The ML-L3 works great if it is used directly in front of my D90. On sides or behind the D90 it does not work but considering that it's infrared I kinda expected that.

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                      5.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By Jim

                      from Hudson, ma

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

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

                        I haven't used it on a paying job yet but the prelim test was successful. If you couple this with the mirror-up feature of the camera you have a perfect no-vibration result !!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Absolutely Great !

                        By Maria B

                        from Chicago, IKL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

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

                          I just lost mine, so am replacing it again, as I miss it. It is light, and easy to lose, but just fantastic. I use it with group portraits at holiday times, and just can't get over the ease of it all. Thanks to Nikon, they did it again! Would certainly buy this for anyone as a gift!

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Doesn't get easier.

                          By AxPhoto

                          from Leesburg, VA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

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

                            Since the cable release from my D800 won't work on my D600 I decided to get this. Easy, simple but line of sight only.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Works perfectly

                            By Marv

                            from Brooklyn NY

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits

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

                              Works fine & the lithium battery should last a long time. What I found out about my 5100 is that the shutter release does not stay in remote mode for more than a minute.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Tiny

                              By Bob

                              from Corunna, MI

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

                              This is very small but works great. Range is not as long from behind the camera as from the front. Not a problem for me. I would recommend this product.

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                              4.0

                              A simple and trustworthy product.

                              By One Click lady

                              from Detroit, MI

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

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

                                This remote is a fast, simple, easy tool to use for tripod use. It works well and accurately. I really like it!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                A Handy Device

                                By Metzen

                                from McAllen, TX

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits

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

                                  This item works great to get rid of shake and allow for portraits with the family. Great also for macro and landscape photography, Usual Nikon quality wrapped up in a small package. Well worth the investment.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Must have item

                                  By Mildot

                                  from Indiana

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      This is a great inexpensive accessory that I use all the time. I can set up the tripod, aim the camera at the bird feeder and take photos from the recliner. Life doesn't get any better than that.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great acessory

                                      By Jeff H

                                      from Bettendorf, Iowa

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

                                      This wireless remote control works as advertised with my Nikon DS3200. It will allow me to eliminate vibration on longer exposures when photographing the moon, planets and star fields.

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