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NikonAR-3 Threaded Cable Release
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (38)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • 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 (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (10), Practical (4), Pro photographer (4), Tech savvy (3)
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    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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

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

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      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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          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

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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

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                  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

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                      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

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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

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                          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

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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

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                                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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                                5.0

                                Great with Fuji X-series cameras

                                By cruzando

                                from Chicago area, IL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                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

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                                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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                                    5.0

                                    Braided cord, simple lock

                                    By Redneck Al

                                    from Quebec, Canada

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Easily Lost
                                    • Lock Screw A Bit Small

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                      Used for long exposure on hasselblad. Works like a charm. Won't crack in the cold. Locks and unlock with ease. The thread screws well every time.

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                                      5.0

                                      Another high quality Nikon item

                                      By Ralph the Ralpher

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Improves Function
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                        I'm using this cable release for an Olympus Pen FT 1/2 frame camera to shoot macro... Works great. This will work with any threaded release mount. Build quality is high.

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                                        4.0

                                        I only wish it were longer!

                                        By Weird Chess

                                        from Brooklyn, NY

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Improves Function
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Easily Lost

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Action Shots
                                        • Everyday Use
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Traveling
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

                                        This thing is great--build quality seems good, I have no complaints about it ergonomically. It's just a little short.

                                        I wonder if other reviewers who claim to have broken the lock immediately are really just confused about how the lock works? In any case, I haven't had any difficulties with it.

                                        In this troubling, increasingly digital time, it's also good for alarming people who've never seen one. You depress the button and the pin comes out, and their eyes get large. Pretty amusing.

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                                        5.0

                                        Smooth Cable release

                                        By Lworks

                                        from Los Angelse

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        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 use it for long exposures. Works Great

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