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NikonAR-3 Threaded Cable Release
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

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    (55)

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    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Durable (51)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Improves function (30)
  • Ergonomic (5)

Cons

  • Easily lost (7)
  • Too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (30)
  • Everyday use (12)
  • Travel (10)
  • Wildlife (6)
  • Long exposures (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (16), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (4), Practical (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

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

 

Not as good as the old ones

Does the job for infrequent use. I used to own the older version of this- circa 1980s. This is the same basic design and it works but not as well made as it...Read complete review

Does the job for infrequent use. I used to own the older version of this- circa 1980s. This is the same basic design and it works but not as well made as it used to be- big surprise!

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5.0

Smooth

By Jmg4b

from N.Y.C.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Improves Function
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      I use this product with my Lica M9. Too minimize vibration, I allow a two second delay. The operation of release is ever so smooth with any feel
      of rub when depressed or when released. The head releases smoothly and completely when finger pressure is removed. Couldn't ask for more or better!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great Cable release

      By Gerald F

      from Chino Hills

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Easily Lost
      • Short Cable Length

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      This cable release is great for night photography shooting. The threaded cable is securely attached to the camera.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice release cable

      By Gerald F

      from Chino Hills

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • 12 Inch Cable

      Best Uses

      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Great for low light exposure.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      Not as good as the old ones

      By AZWolf

      from Arizona

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lock

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Tripod

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Does the job for infrequent use. I used to own the older version of this- circa 1980s. This is the same basic design and it works but not as well made as it used to be- big surprise!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By CS

      from Missouri

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Bought this to use on a Hasselblad 501CM. Works as advertised. Other reviewers have noted how short it is; it most certainly is short. As I am using this while right next to the camera, it isn't a problem at all for me.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works on Sony RX1r

      By Gibby

      from Dumas. Texas

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Haven't had this cable long, works smooth and should last me many years.

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      5.0

      works great

      By miles from nowhere

      from North Carolina

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

        Got this to use with my older film cameras and large format lenses. Quality seems to be as good as my old Nikon Cable release which I've had for decades, the only change seems to be that the plunger housing is now plastic rather than metal, but it's a very good quality plastic and appears durable.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect Small Cable Release

        By Alex T

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

        After using a full frame camera for quite some this solid small cable real ease is a fun addition to my Fujifilm X100T. Perfect for long exposures.

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        5.0

        Excellent--up to the task

        By Doug

        from Winter Haven, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

          This cable release is outstanding--just the right length and has smooth operation.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Nikon quality and excellent B&H service

          By Robert

          from Tecumseh, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Excellent Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape
            • Tripod Slow Shutter Spee

            Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

            Excellent release cable for use with my NIKON FE camera when shooting landscapes and other subject matter on a tripod at slow shutter speeds and 100 ISO B+W film.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works well

            By Brian

            from Sydney, N.S.W.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                Arrived on time and works well on my Leica M9 for those long exposures at night on a tripod. Will be using it some more in the future. Short length of cable no problem for me.

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By jjamna

                from West Ky

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                Works great as it should.

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                5.0

                Simply Great

                By Angler

                from WY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Exposures
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Mirror Lockup
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                  Simple and works as it should. Cable is quite flexible to minimize vibration transfer. Locks for long exposures. Short length is easily pocketable. Same or better durability as any other cable release I've used. Bought a second one so that I'd never be without one.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By nightphoto

                  from new york, ny

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                      Useful for long exposures in night photography.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Cable Release for X-E2

                      By Handyman

                      from Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                          Excellent quality - no regrets.
                          Works well on my Nikon and my X-E2 Cameras

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good value

                          By ggweci

                          from Stouffville Ontario Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Improves Function
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                            Quality item at a reasonable price. Use it with my Fuji X100S for long exposure work.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Release for my x100t

                            By Gary

                            from Raleigh nc

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                Bought this for my x100t and it works great. Quality is top notch, works smooth and very pleased. Well worth the price.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Exactly what I wanted

                                By Digidude

                                from Central New Jersey

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • smooth operation

                                Cons

                                • Could Be A Bit Longer

                                Best Uses

                                • Architecture
                                • Interior Stills
                                • Night Sky

                                Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                Cable release is one of those odd necessities you only miss when you absolutely have to have it. I ordered mine because I recently got caught without one when I needed to release the shutter for long exposure ttime. This one is very precise, smooth and easy to operate. The sleeve is much better than the cheap plastic unit I used to have. The instrument gets 5 stars, B&H 3 -- the packaging had been opened, and it was open in a way that it could not have happened during transit. Anyways, I like the release!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I loved tradition and old style !

                                By stan.jag

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                  The best AR-3 Threaded Cable by Nikon for Nikon Df !

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Mechanical trigger at it's Best

                                  By Jeff W

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                      This cable release is being used on a Nikon F3 35mm film camera. It functions as described. It is only 1' long, so slightly short, but it makes it a lot easier for packing up to travel.
                                      Although I don't own a Lecia, I did notice others say it will work on some Lecia models, which does add double duty for it in the future if I do pick one of those up.

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                                      • No

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