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NikonML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared)
 
4.6

(based on 1316 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (934)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (301)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

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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4.0

Yea.

By smithfofo

from Albuquerque, NM

Verified Buyer

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

Night photography.
Almost gave up on the remote. No instructions came with it. D80 manual didn't have 'remote' in its index. So I started to wonder if the remote was supported by the D80. After poking about in the manual a number of times I finally found how to use the device; it's under 'choosing a shooting mode' and it really does work.

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4.0

I would by this again

By Alina Oswald

from Jersey City, NJ

Verified Buyer

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

It's small, handy, but you really need to point it right at the camera. I'll have to play with it more.

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3.0

Works Great, Packaging Not So Great

By Mary

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

So far, I'm pretty happy with the way this remote works. However, I wasn't exactly thrilled with the way it came packaged, which was in an approximate 11" x 14" flat cardboard envelope with sticky glue on both sides of the inside. The remote itself came inside a thin plastic sleeve in a tiny box that was stuck on the inside middle of the cardboard envelope.

It came with no user's manual or instructions, so I had to go online and look up the model # of this product to get the instructions on how to use it.

So far, the product works fine.

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5.0

Simple low cost remote

By Oldognewtrix

from South Central USA

Verified Buyer

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

Works great for self portraits. Useful for preventing camera shake when using a tripod.

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4.0

works great

By Dan

from Syracuse NY

Verified Buyer

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

Nice price easy to use. I have been working on trying to get night shots down it has helped a lot.

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5.0

Nikon ML-L3 GREAT

By Lil Man

from South Carolina

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

I purchased the ml-l3 remote shuttle flash a few weeks ago.Not knowing much about it, I did a little research on line and it sold me, I have truly enjoyed my new remote, the range of inexpensive is around 28-32 feet and it does everything it says and more. GREAT ITEM TO HAVE.

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5.0

Fantastic price and item

By kimww

from IN

Verified Buyer

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

Works very well. I love the remote bag, too. I use this mostly when photographing items in the studio as I'm set up like a copy stand. The camera shutter button is difficult to reach and there will be camera shake if I'm not careful so this remote is fantastic to use.

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5.0

Works fine

By Mike

from Ny, Ny

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

And I can fire multiple cameras at the same time!

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4.0

For the price, YES!!

By PrometheusTwain

from Johnsonville, NY

Verified Buyer

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

I have used this remote from 15' and it works great. I have been taking pictures of birds inside my back door with my camera on the deck. I would have bought sooner if I would have known the effectiveness. I recommend to any one with a budget and doesn't have any other way of pressing the shutter without camera shake. Cheers!

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2.0

It has a mind of it's own!

By plo

from Florida

Verified Buyer

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

I've only used a few times. Sometimes it works but not always. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. I've changed the setting on my camera to recognize the device. I've primarily used it from behind the camera. That might be the problem. I'm very close to my camera when I've tried to use it. I'll try it a few more times but am relying heavily on my wired remote control for a backup.

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5.0

Always good and reliable products

By phototaker

from Newman Lake, WA

Verified Buyer

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

B&H is the best and always supplies the finest products

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5.0

Nikon ML-L3

By casyjones3

from Bronx NY

Verified Buyer

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

Works great and price is reasonable. Have owned one of these for 5 years or longer. Bought it for a Nikon D5000 when it came out. Have the original one now for Nikon D7100 and works great. Bought the second one for Nikon D750 and it also works great. Both are used when camera's are on tripod. Must be close to camera and in site of infrared receivers.

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5.0

Camera Remote

By Fritz

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

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

I have tested it to insure it functions which it does. Have not used it many settings.

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4.0

a good remote lightweight option- I love it for backpacking

By sherry

from montclair, nj

Verified Buyer

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

light weight, easy to use, always carry two in case one dies

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5.0

As advertised

By JDP

from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Verified Buyer

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

I've been looking for something like this after seeing a relative with his and his Nikon D-60. Found that it would work with my D-80 also and purchased one for me. (My wife's D-40 does not have this capability) Now hope to use this at family gatherings and FINALLY be included in some of the pictures!

Great price point also.

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5.0

Worked great for selfies with me and my wife

By Tweeker

from Jacksonville, Fl

Verified Buyer

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

Hiking thru Acadia National Park

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5.0

Because wildlife is twitchy.

By KJT

from Chicago area

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Portraits
    • Wildlife

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

    I've been waiting for this since my first two Nikons. Thank you. I especially like the convenient holder to attach it to the strap so it's always handy. No more setting the timer and racing to get into a family picture.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Bill

    from Maryland

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

    Works perfectly, used many times with wonderful results

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    4.0

    as usual!

    By ozan

    from watertown, ma

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography

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

      cheap but working

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      3.0

      Unpredictable performance.

      By Traveling Matt

      from St Louis, Missouri, USA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

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

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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