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NikonML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
 
4.6

(based on 1306 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (930)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (297)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (979)
  • Lightweight (947)
  • Reliable (656)
  • Durable (441)
  • Easy to set up (103)

Cons

  • Not functional (23)
  • Not durable (20)
  • Poor design (18)
  • Easy to lose (10)
  • Not enough features (10)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (614)
  • Landscape photography (562)
  • Macro photography (517)
  • Travel (380)
  • Everyday (365)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (647), Semi-professional (210), Casual user (93), Professional (81), Tech savvy (62)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (119), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (755), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cant beat it for the price!

This product was an essential addition to my photography gear. This should be one of the first things anyone purchases for their kit, and for the price, its really a no brainer.Read complete review

This product was an essential addition to my photography gear. This should be one of the first things anyone purchases for their kit, and for the price, its really a no brainer.

This product enables you to capture razor sharp images by minimizing camera vibration that comes with pushing the sutter button on the camera. This is essential when working in lowlight situations, night,or when doing macro photography where shutter speeds can often be a second or more and even the slightest camera vibration is likely to ruin an otherwise great shot.

Additionally, you do not have to be prefocused when you use this remote trigger. If your camera is in Autofocus mode, by pushing the trigger button on the remote, the camera will autofocus and then release the shutter as it would had you pushed the shutter release button on the camera itself. If your camera is in manual focus mode, pushing the shutter release button on the remote will trigger the shutter on the camera without autofocusing allowing you to manually focus the lens and then remotely release the trigger.

And if nothing else, this sure beats waiting for the 10 second timer (every 360 pictures you take waiting for the timer is an hour you could have been photographing something else)

I have used this remote in almost all photographic situation where I have set up my camera and tripod, though I find that this product is exceptionally well suited for landscape photography, macro photography, and studio photography. It is absolutely essential if you are going to do ANY twilight or night photography. Additionally, if your focal length is greater than a 150mm equivalent on a DX camera, this is an essential addition. At these focal lenths, even the slightest vibration is going to blur your subject.

Lastly, the remote has an indoor range of 1" from the sensor to 100'. You will, however, have to keep in mind that the sensor is in the front of the camera. This is only a problem when using lenses with a really short barrel length or with a very wide angle of view such as a fisheye lens. In my experience, even with the Nikon 10-24mm wide angle lens I have yet to have a problem with hiding the remote. The fact of the matter is that most lens barrels are longer than the remote making it easy to trigger the camera by placing the remote right next to the lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unpredictable performance.

I've owned and used the ML-L3 for years, and have never really fallen in love with it due to its unpredictable performance. I use this thing for landscape, macro and studio lighting tests...Read complete review

I've owned and used the ML-L3 for years, and have never really fallen in love with it due to its unpredictable performance. I use this thing for landscape, macro and studio lighting tests (with myself as the stand in).

Like some others have said, this thing needs to be pointed DIRECTLY at the infrared sensor on the camera to operate correctly. A lens, a stand, really anything at all that's in-between the remote and the camera's IR sensor can cause unpredictable performance that has caused me to mash on the button over and over and over at times. Sometimes I'm pointing this thing directly at the camera's IR sensor from a couple of feet away and it STILL doesn't fire the shutter. It can get pretty annoying.

For the price, it's not bad - but you might do well to consider a cabled release instead of this if you need more reliable firing of your camera's shutter.

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5.0

Always good and reliable products

By phototaker

from Newman Lake, WA

Verified Buyer

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

B&H is the best and always supplies the finest products

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5.0

Nikon ML-L3

By casyjones3

from Bronx NY

Verified Buyer

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

Works great and price is reasonable. Have owned one of these for 5 years or longer. Bought it for a Nikon D5000 when it came out. Have the original one now for Nikon D7100 and works great. Bought the second one for Nikon D750 and it also works great. Both are used when camera's are on tripod. Must be close to camera and in site of infrared receivers.

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5.0

Camera Remote

By Fritz

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

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

I have tested it to insure it functions which it does. Have not used it many settings.

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4.0

a good remote lightweight option- I love it for backpacking

By sherry

from montclair, nj

Verified Buyer

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

light weight, easy to use, always carry two in case one dies

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5.0

As advertised

By JDP

from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Verified Buyer

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

I've been looking for something like this after seeing a relative with his and his Nikon D-60. Found that it would work with my D-80 also and purchased one for me. (My wife's D-40 does not have this capability) Now hope to use this at family gatherings and FINALLY be included in some of the pictures!

Great price point also.

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5.0

Worked great for selfies with me and my wife

By Tweeker

from Jacksonville, Fl

Verified Buyer

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

Hiking thru Acadia National Park

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5.0

Because wildlife is twitchy.

By KJT

from Chicago area

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Portraits
    • Wildlife

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

    I've been waiting for this since my first two Nikons. Thank you. I especially like the convenient holder to attach it to the strap so it's always handy. No more setting the timer and racing to get into a family picture.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Bill

    from Maryland

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

    Works perfectly, used many times with wonderful results

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    4.0

    as usual!

    By ozan

    from watertown, ma

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography

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

      cheap but working

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      3.0

      Unpredictable performance.

      By Traveling Matt

      from St Louis, Missouri, USA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

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

          I've owned and used the ML-L3 for years, and have never really fallen in love with it due to its unpredictable performance. I use this thing for landscape, macro and studio lighting tests (with myself as the stand in).

          Like some others have said, this thing needs to be pointed DIRECTLY at the infrared sensor on the camera to operate correctly. A lens, a stand, really anything at all that's in-between the remote and the camera's IR sensor can cause unpredictable performance that has caused me to mash on the button over and over and over at times. Sometimes I'm pointing this thing directly at the camera's IR sensor from a couple of feet away and it STILL doesn't fire the shutter. It can get pretty annoying.

          For the price, it's not bad - but you might do well to consider a cabled release instead of this if you need more reliable firing of your camera's shutter.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I needed this accessory

          By srk

          from Florida

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

            Purchased for photographing Northern Lights.

            Performs as expected and easy to use.

            A generic part would probably have worked, but I didn't want to take a chance.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

            By LarryS

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

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

              I will use this product to prevent camera shake and to include myself in photos with camera mounted on tripod.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              ML-L3 Nikon remote

              By Steve Lipson

              from Miami, Florida

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Studio
                • Traveling

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

                Works perfectly!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Sleek and Awesome!

                By Phodiographer

                from Michigan

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

                This will help with my night sky shooting tremendously! No more shaking hands on the shutter release!

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                5.0

                Wireless remote

                By Kean Bean

                from Jackson, Michigan

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    If you want crisp, sharp pictures, this little jewel is the answer! The remote will lock up the mirror and release the shutter, which eliminates virtually all vibration. Vibration is the nemesis of all photographers!!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    No Shake Take

                    By CHK

                    from Indiana

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    Been meaning to get one of these for a while. Less cumbersome than using PWs. If you've got line of sight for the IR, this is the way to go. Nikon quality, B&H service, can't beat either.

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                    5.0

                    Wireless remote

                    By Bill

                    from Maryland

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

                    Word exactly as expected and advertises. Excellent investment glad I got it!

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                    5.0

                    Very reliable

                    By GLRPHD

                    from Boone, IA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      Easy to use. Reliable functionality.

                      For tripod use.

                      Small and easy to lose.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Battery Compartment

                      By Dan

                      from PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

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

                      The battery compartment design is pretty terrible. Had issues working on my D610

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Small but powerful

                      By Mike M

                      from Hamilton, OH

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Limited Distance

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

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

                      Small, useful battery life, Use both front and Rear with Most Nikon Cameras. Quality product

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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