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NikonML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
 
4.6

(based on 1095 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (765)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (268)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (836)
  • Lightweight (808)
  • Reliable (556)
  • 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 (535)
  • Landscape photography (483)
  • Macro photography (444)
  • Travel (321)
  • Everyday (319)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (545), Semi-professional (178), Casual user (78), Professional (70), Tech savvy (62)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (119), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (594), 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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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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              • No

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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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                      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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                          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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                              5.0

                              Mll3

                              By War Pig

                              from Middletown, DE

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography

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

                                Works good, quick shipping.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                No issues

                                By Bluejs75

                                from Warwick, RI

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

                                Works as advertised.

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                                5.0

                                This is a great shutter release system!

                                By Rainlover

                                from Tacoma, WA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  This shutter release is light, compact and works very well. I wish Nikon used it on more cameras.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Light Remote Control Does So Much

                                  By toroverde

                                  from Greeley, CO

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

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

                                    Works well on the D7100 Camera. Works well photographing on the tripod and not dealing with cords on the camera.

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                                    • No

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