Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release

Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release

Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release

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  • Vibration-free Shutter Release
  • Locking Function
  • 12" Long
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The AR-3 Threaded Cable Release from Nikon is a standard-type high quality threaded cable release for any Nikon or other brand camera equipped with a normally made threaded shutter release button. It is 12" long and capable of locking for long exposures.

UPC: 018208006649
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Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    Nikon AR-3 specs

    Length 12" (30.5 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.09 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 1.6 x 1.0"

    Nikon AR-3 reviews

    AR-3 Threaded Cable Release is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 98.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I only wish it were longer! 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.
    Date published: 2012-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon AR-3 Cable Want a high quality mechanical release cable; then the AR-3 is the one for your kit at a most reasonable price. Super cheap cables are just that - super cheap! When your camera is on a tripod you want a smooth operating cable not one that is binding in the sheath causing the camera to shake. This AR-3 cable release is silky smooth in operation and, also, has a locking bulb feature for long exposure. The smooth acting AR-3 works well with both my Nikon Df and my Leica M9 cameras without any problems. Just screw it into the shutter release button and you are ready to go! JPG
    Date published: 2018-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2009-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built, made in Japan quality Could have bought a cheaper model, but as a longtime Nikon user and wannabe Nikon Ambassador I opted for this model cable release for my leaf shutter lenses and roll film bodies. Glad I did! This cloth covered cable is well built, made in Japan quality. The plunger locks for long Bulb exposures and the round profile is smooth in the hand and fits better inside my folding 4x5 camera than the T type handle plungers. I think I will be buying another to replace some worn out plastic sheathed cables from my student days of yore.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and reliable cable release. I previously purchased a different cable release at around the same price and found that it was hard to push down and you could never rely on the lock to stay in place for long periods of time. The opposite is the case with this release: the plunger is easy to push and the action is smooth, and I've been able to do one-hour exposures with no problem. The build quality is sufficient and the lock is quick and easy to disengage. While it takes a moment to completely disable the lock, you feel confident that the plunger is not going to stick. Overall, it's hard to ask for a better cable release.
    Date published: 2016-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth operation and works on Mamiya 7 Unless one is in a weird position that requires standing far from the camera, this relatively short cable release is still plenty long enough.� It is flexible enough to stand behind cameras having a release on the front.� It operates smoothly.� Note that if one uses the locking feature, the spring is strong enough to cause a slight jerk when the button pops back out.� The shutter is likely closed by then, but it may be worth holding the button while releasing the lock -- test that on your camera.� I'm also happy that it pushes far enough to work on the Mamiya 7 -- apparently not all do.� The price is great; the same quality Gepe cable that's longer is WAY longer, and nearly $70 if you can find it.
    Date published: 2018-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A well built and smooth cable release I use this cable release on all of my large format lenses. The AR3 cable releases been abused, dropped in streams (and dried out), and stepped on and still operate as when they were new. While this cable release costs more than others, it is worth the addtional cost. The housing is much sturdier (has not cracked) and the spring action is still quite smooth. You'll likely go through two or three of the less expensive releases before you wear out a single AR3 release.
    Date published: 2008-09-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional and inexpensive 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.
    Date published: 2013-12-17
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