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NikonML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
 
4.6

(based on 1385 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (982)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (313)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (979)
  • Lightweight (947)
  • Reliable (656)
  • Durable (441)
  • Easy to set up (103)

Cons

  • Not functional (23)
  • Not durable (20)
  • Poor design (18)
  • Easy to lose (10)
  • Not enough features (10)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (614)
  • Landscape photography (562)
  • Macro photography (517)
  • Travel (380)
  • Everyday (365)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (647), Semi-professional (210), Casual user (93), Professional (81), Tech savvy (62)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (119), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (755), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cant beat it for the price!

This product was an essential addition to my photography gear. This should be one of the first things anyone purchases for their kit, and for the price, its really a no brainer.Read complete review

This product was an essential addition to my photography gear. This should be one of the first things anyone purchases for their kit, and for the price, its really a no brainer.

This product enables you to capture razor sharp images by minimizing camera vibration that comes with pushing the sutter button on the camera. This is essential when working in lowlight situations, night,or when doing macro photography where shutter speeds can often be a second or more and even the slightest camera vibration is likely to ruin an otherwise great shot.

Additionally, you do not have to be prefocused when you use this remote trigger. If your camera is in Autofocus mode, by pushing the trigger button on the remote, the camera will autofocus and then release the shutter as it would had you pushed the shutter release button on the camera itself. If your camera is in manual focus mode, pushing the shutter release button on the remote will trigger the shutter on the camera without autofocusing allowing you to manually focus the lens and then remotely release the trigger.

And if nothing else, this sure beats waiting for the 10 second timer (every 360 pictures you take waiting for the timer is an hour you could have been photographing something else)

I have used this remote in almost all photographic situation where I have set up my camera and tripod, though I find that this product is exceptionally well suited for landscape photography, macro photography, and studio photography. It is absolutely essential if you are going to do ANY twilight or night photography. Additionally, if your focal length is greater than a 150mm equivalent on a DX camera, this is an essential addition. At these focal lenths, even the slightest vibration is going to blur your subject.

Lastly, the remote has an indoor range of 1" from the sensor to 100'. You will, however, have to keep in mind that the sensor is in the front of the camera. This is only a problem when using lenses with a really short barrel length or with a very wide angle of view such as a fisheye lens. In my experience, even with the Nikon 10-24mm wide angle lens I have yet to have a problem with hiding the remote. The fact of the matter is that most lens barrels are longer than the remote making it easy to trigger the camera by placing the remote right next to the lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote

By Bernie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

This is my third. Have one for each camera.Never had a problem.

 
5.0

Great remote!

By Mesina

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Great remote! works great although I wish it came with instructions. I am pretty sure it doesn't because it works for several different models and each one may be set up differently. Honestly I just googled what to do and the set up was very simple.

 
5.0

handy remote works flawlessly

By Betty

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

easy to connect and works w/ no issues

 
4.0

ML-L3 Remote control...get the Nikon version.

By Quincey

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

I use the wireless remote for my macro photography. It saves me from always having to use the timer function (takes around 10 seconds per shot). Instead I can remotely trigger the shutter without any tedious waiting. It's small and light and looks like it would be easy to lose. Time will tell. I took off a star for the way the remote came without any manual, or even a quick start sheet. Instead we're left to cipher it's operation out on our own (google). Finally it's inexpensive, even the Nikon brand remote so why bother with a third party device?

 
5.0

Great little remote!

By Jennifer

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

It didn't come with instructions, but after watching a quick youtube video, I had it working within a minute. Fires the shutter as predicted, and from a few meters away.

 
5.0

Awesome Nikon remote

By Shari

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Nikon camera remote. These work really well. From far distances too. These are great. Definitely buy one. I've used them for tripod mounted long exposures. Pictures come out great.

 
5.0

You Can't Go Wrong

By Roy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Easy to use and works well. The fact it's real Nikon and inexpensive is icing on the cake.

 
5.0

The best

By Aaron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

This makes it so easy to take photos of my wife and I with beautiful scenic backgrounds. SnapBridge and other more expensive remotes just don't cut it.

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By Paul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Not much to it. One button. Got this for a Nikon Coolpix P900 and it works fine.

 
5.0

Never missed a shot

By Antonino

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

It's smaller than I expected, real tiny. It works fine straight out of the box. So far I've only used it from behind the camera, about two feet away: never missed a shot, including on the camera "time" setting, pressing once to start the shot and then once again to stop it.

 
5.0

I would buy again, sorry I didn't buy it sooner

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

It is great for family portraits. Is 100 times better then using the self timer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Remote Handy for Testing Setups

By Warren

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

I got one for an older Nikon D70 to test setups and this saves lots of walking around. Ideally it would be nice to have it trigger from the back side of the camera. Also since it is black, very light weight and small, I glued a larger piece of colored rubber on the back to keep from losing this remote and as well as to identify the front end by feel. My rubber piece thickness makes needs a push to stuff it into the carrying pouch harder. At least it won't fall out. : )

 
5.0

Great Remote

By Harry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Having a wireless remote untangles me from all photo situations. Be it time lapse or selfies. It is something evryone should have in their bag.

 
5.0

I will buy again.

By s

from 30528

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

My last one broke and this one works.

 
5.0

Very usefull

By Xavier

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Useful tool to take still pictures!

 
4.0

Will likely buy another in case I lose this one.

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

No instructions came with the remote, and I'm a novice photographer, so it took a few minutes to research on line to figure it out. Works great now that I figured it out!

 
1.0

Wouldn't buy it...

By Barbara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

I never could get it to work with my Nikon 5500, even after heavily researching troubleshooting. But B&H was great about providing a refund. I'm always really happy with B&H's customer service.

 
5.0

Better than using the timer!

By Debra

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Works well. Expected to see red light when pressed but it does not light up.

 
2.0

Only works as a TV remote pointing in FRONT of the TV

By Yunzhao

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

Bought D3400 to replace my old D3100, the previous remote control for D3100 does not work for D3400 anymore, so have to buy this ML-L3 remote control.
Do not like anything infrared. After using it for couple times, I still did not figure out where is the infrared receiver located on the camera. You always need to stand at certain position and point the remote with certain angle to the camera, sometimes block the front view of the lens.

 
5.0

This little gadget works very well.

By Li

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared):

This little gadget works very well. It is small and light. Just because of its size and weight I advise to be careful not to lose it. I recommend this product.

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