Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)

Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)

Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)

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Product Highlights

  • Wireless Remote Shutter Release
  • Minimizes Vibrations
  • Good for Close-ups & Time Exposures

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Nikon 4730 Overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control is a wireless shutter release capable of instantly triggering the shutter of select Nikons, without disturbing the camera, up to a distance of approximately 16' (4.87 m) in front of the camera. The remote can work from behind the camera as well, however its range is not as long. It is recommended for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure, and it is powered by a CR-2025 3v battery. The ML-L3 supports the bulb exposure camera setting making it a worthwhile accessory for shooting long time exposures for low-light photography or unusual daylight effects.

Long Exposure Shooting
The ML-L3 supports the bulb exposure camera setting making it a worthwhile accessory for shooting long time exposures during low-light photography sessions, or for unusual daylight effects.

When the ML-L3 remote control is used in M mode, users can select '- -' as the shutter speed. At this setting, the shutter opens when the shutter-release button on the ML-L3 remote control is pressed (2 seconds after the button is pressed in delayed remote mode) and remains open until the remote-control shutter-release button is pressed a second time (maximum exposure time is 30 minutes). Nikon recommends using a fully-charged EN-EL3 battery or an optional EH-5 AC adapter when using long exposures. For information regarding using the ML-L3 with flash please see the camera's user manual. Basically, depress the timer 3x to get it ready, press to start the shot and step away. Come back and press the button again and it stops the shot.

Camera Compatibility
  • DSLRs: D7200, D750, D5500, D3300, D5300, D610, D7100, D5200, D600, D7000, D3200, D90, D3000, D5100, D60, D5000, D50, D70, D70s, D40X, D40, D80
  • 1-series mirrorless: V3, J1, V2, J2, V1
  • COOLPIX: P900, P7800, A, P7700, P7100, P7000
UPC: 018208047307
In the Box
Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
  • CR-2025 Battery
  • Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon 4730 Specs

    Release Type Wireless: IR (Infrared)
    Camera Connection Nikon IR
    Interval Timer/Programmable No
    Live View No
    Mobile Device/App-enabled No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.035 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.0 x 0.6"

    Nikon 4730 Reviews

    ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1461.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon ML-L# remote I bought this to replace a vello wired remote that did not work reliably. I use the remote when shooting photos with camera on tripod where I do not want any vibration from tripping the camera. I like the wireless better because there is no wire attached to the camera to keep up with when moving the camera. Having a wire plugged into the mini USB on the camera under these conditions risks damaging the connection on the camera. To use the wireless remote with the D7200 and perhaps other bodies you must set the menu in the camera to recognize the remote. Otherwise it will not work at all with the default setting in the camera. See the camera instruction book for more information
    Date published: 2015-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and effective. The remote works as advertised. It does not come with instructions, which - despite the products simplicity - would be helpful. I tried it out, and as long as you're pointing the device directly at the front of the camera it works fine. I'm using mine with a Nikon D750. The setting for a two-second delay is convenient. I'm still experimenting with it. If (while on 2-second delay) I stand in the middle of the frame, press the release, and then move to the side, will the AF lock on where I was instead of where I move to in the frame? It seems to have done that, but I'm still investigating. Ordering from B&H was, as always, super easy. Quick delivery.
    Date published: 2017-07-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bang for your buck Does what I bought it for. It gets me in the shots more easily than setting the timer and running around the tripod. And it's discrete enough that you can have it in your hand in the picture and hardly notice it. You do have to set the focus ahead of time though. I was hoping to use this for candid shots of my dogs by leaving the camera down by them and activating the shutter remotely, a la a camera trap. Unfortunately it doesn't autofocus though, so this technique was a bust. It also seems easy to lose as there's no lanyard or place to attach it to much. Overall a good addition to your camera bag for not a lot of money.
    Date published: 2011-01-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 (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.
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy this one - not the generic. I purchased this remote for my Nikon D5000. I already had a Promaster remote but it worked inconsistently. I got a replacement and had the same problem. The genuine Nikon remote works much more reliably and consistently. That being said, you really do have to be in a line of sight for this to work and that can be a bit more problematic when behind the camera such as for shooting night/ landscape or product photography. Since there is no other option with the D5000 for remote release other than shooting tethered to a computer with Nikon's software this is a really great, cheap tool to have for quick remote release.
    Date published: 2010-10-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact, functional and good price. Great for reducing camera vibrations on longer exposures. I use it in conjunction with the mirror-up function on my D7000. Just make sure you have a line of sight to the IR sensors on your camera. Can also be used to release shutter when the user is in a family or group photo. A large lens hood can sometimes obstruct the signal from certain angles. Although I like the compact design, it is almost too small and could be lost easily. I'd like to see a lanyard on it so I could hang it around my neck or from my tripod. It's not built real sturdily but for the price you could buy 2. Cheap to replace. The instructions for use are in your camera manual!
    Date published: 2012-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from ML-L3 IR Remote for D7000 I purchased this here on B&H because I can trust it's really from Nikon and secondly because this works great with the D7000. I've used this for self portraits and for long exposures photos where I don't want to disturb the camera by touching it. It's small, nifty and a great accessory for the D7000. Since it is using IR it must be used in line of sight when using with the D7000 which has an IR sensor on the front and the back of the body. It comes with a batter and little storage pouch that can attach to the camera strap. The ML-L3 also works with many other Nikon cameras. It should say in the camera manual whether it's supported or not.
    Date published: 2011-05-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2010-08-31
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