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NikonAR-3 Threaded Cable Release
 
4.7

(based on 51 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (39)
  • Easy to use (37)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Improves function (23)
  • Ergonomic (5)

Cons

  • Easily lost (6)
  • Too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (23)
  • Travel (9)
  • Everyday use (8)
  • Wildlife (5)
  • Long exposures (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (10), Practical (4), Pro photographer (4), Tech savvy (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very smooth cable release

I use this cable release with 100% mechanical cameras: Leica M6, Yashica 124 G (medium format TLR) among others. Usually for night/twilight shots with a tripod. My older cable release was...Read complete review

I use this cable release with 100% mechanical cameras: Leica M6, Yashica 124 G (medium format TLR) among others. Usually for night/twilight shots with a tripod. My older cable release was a generic brand and over time it started getting stuck in the pushed in position, making me waste many shots. So I wanted to get something very reliable and very smooth. I think I have found it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

dis bends

Cable is of good quality but the lock stopped working,like, 5 minutes after i bought it.

Cable is of good quality but the lock stopped working,like, 5 minutes after i bought it.

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5.0

Needed this

By Horang44

from Honolulu

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Exactly what I needed for long exposure photos for my Fuji xpro1. Just received it and can't wait to get out there and use it

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4.0

Needed this

By Horang44

from Honolulu

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Exactly what I needed for long exposure photos for my Fuji xpro1

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5.0

Great Value For Leica M

By Robert

from Palo Alto

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

I use this a lot with my Leica M. Fits perfectly, good quality and it is a lot cheaper than Leica branded version.

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5.0

Perfect, exactly what I wanted

By dfbldwn

from Georgia, USA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Exposures
    • Reducing Camera Shake
    • Tripod-mounted Cameras

    Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

    I liked its short length, sturdy build. The lock is effective and very secure and easy to release. This is a professional grade product. Setting the lock is very easy, but the time it took to figure it out the first time was really embarrassing.

    A well-designed professional-grade product that even works on an M7 Leica.

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    • No

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    5.0

    simple

    By Larry L

    from NE Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

        Simple, works well

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        5.0

        Simple and great

        By JR

        from Vail, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

            Great, simple shutter release cable. I use it on my X-e1 and it works great. Definitely recommended. Cannot beat it for the money.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great quality

            By Cantabridgian

            from Cambridge, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                A very durable and hi-quality cable release. The lock is solid and secure, with a precise release. I use this with my Mamiya 7II. 12 inches is shorter than you might think, though.

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                5.0

                Very well-made product

                By BoNexus

                from Vancouver, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Function
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Sky Photography

                  Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                  It's Nikon. It's made in Japan. It's extremely solid. I think I couldn't have picked a better release cable. The length is short enough that you don't need to tie a loop first to use the cable. It feels quite indestructible.

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                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By jwoody52

                  from Boston

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Improves Function
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                    I purchased this to use with my Fuji x100s camera.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works w/Minolta SRT-200

                    By Gunny

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscapes

                      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                      I needed a Cable Release to use with my Minolta SRT-200 when shooting with slow film like Ilford PANF +. The product works as advertised.

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                      5.0

                      Robust product

                      By Nicknamed Al

                      from MB, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                        I use this to trigger a Fuji X series camera because I'm too cheap, as others tell me, to buy a digital remote trigger. Yes, this is a mechanical relic but it does the job. There are cheaper ones but I intend to hand this one down for 4 generations - it is that good.
                        BTW, some Canon accessories work on FUJI cameras; I may try my Canon remote trigger some day.

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                        4.0

                        good quality release cable

                        By JFer

                        from Bogotá

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Improves Function
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Short

                        Best Uses

                        • Long Exposure
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                        Very good quality. it looks durable. better than other release cables on the market. you can use it not only with nikon cameras. I just wish it was a little bit longer. sometimes feels too short, but is not a major problem at all. the quality is what matters.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for Fujifilm X-100S

                        By John Mark Booc

                        from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compatible With X100s
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Long Exposure Photography

                          Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                          I cannot find manual cable release here in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I tried cheap cable release [*] but after sometime it will fail, to my frustration i bought this from B&H even though ironically the courrier cost is more expensive from the item itself.I'm satisfied with this product, well built, which is expected from a NIKON product. Highly recommended, my camera by the way is Fujifilm X100S.

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                          4.0

                          Functional and inexpensive

                          By Jonathan

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Improves Function
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                            This cable release does precisely what it needs to do. I've used it with my Fuji X-E1 to great success, and it should work well with my Pentax 67ii. The locking feature is a bit awkward and takes some fiddling — you'll probably need both hands to enable it — but otherwise it's an excellent product.

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                            5.0

                            Solid construction

                            By hz

                            from Silicon Valley, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Improves Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography
                              • Night photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                              Unlike the no-name brands I've used so far, this one looks very well made, even though the hand piece is partly made of plastic. The twist lock closes reliably and the release operates very smoothly. I just had it for a few days, so it's too early to tell how it will hold up.

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                              5.0

                              smooth

                              By idahochukar

                              from Boise

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                  Bought for a 4x5 view camera and it is smooth as silk.

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                                  4.0

                                  It is what it is

                                  By Island_jay

                                  from montreal,quebec

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Improves Function

                                  Cons

                                  • Short

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Use

                                  Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                  A functional piece of equipment, it performs well.
                                  Short...but it was never labelled otherwise!

                                  A necessary tool.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great with Fuji X-series cameras

                                  By cruzando

                                  from Chicago area, IL

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Highest Quality
                                  • Improves Function
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Operates Smoothly

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • To Control Long Exposure
                                  • Traveling
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                  This mechanical cable release is the best one can get. It is easily lockable for long exposures, it operates smoothly and consistently, a pleasure to use. I use it with my new Fuji X-E1, and all new Fuji X-series cams have threads for this accessory. I also tried electronic remote, but much prefer this mechanical one. It is a pricier accessory compared to many you could find on [*]. But the old rule still works: you get what you paid for. Very highly recommended if you want the best.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice cable release

                                  By Will the Shogi player

                                  from Portland, ME

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                      I think the disk release is really the way to go with a cable release. It automatically locks and keeps the shutter open. The thumb screw type makes me put too much force on the shutter release. This release also has a good price.

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                                      5.0

                                      Another great Nikon product!

                                      By Optimist

                                      from Cliffside Park, NJ

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Improves Function
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Easily Lost

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                      This is a must have for photographers who like to shoot night scenes with the help of tripods where there's zero tolerance of any movements to the camera. It's great for "B" setting or any slow shuttle speed tripod shootings. You can always trust Nikon for great product quality. The length of the cable is just nice if you are standing close to the camera during shooting. Had one some years ago but lost it when moving around. It's a great quality product!

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