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NikonAR-3 Threaded Cable Release
 
4.8

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Durable (51)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Improves function (30)
  • Ergonomic (5)

Cons

  • Easily lost (7)
  • Too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (30)
  • Everyday use (12)
  • Travel (10)
  • Wildlife (6)
  • Long exposures (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (16), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (4), Practical (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

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

 

Not as good as the old ones

Does the job for infrequent use. I used to own the older version of this- circa 1980s. This is the same basic design and it works but not as well made as it...Read complete review

Does the job for infrequent use. I used to own the older version of this- circa 1980s. This is the same basic design and it works but not as well made as it used to be- big surprise!

Reviewed by 84 customers

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5.0

Will likely buy more.

By Nathan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Happy with this, good for the price. Will likely buy more.

 
5.0

Well made product

By Donna48

from Flagstaff AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Smooth operation and works great on Nikon EM.

 
5.0

Those are my favorite cable releases

By Serge

from Brooklyn NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

I like it better than any other short cable release out there. I do have a couple of longer fancy expensive ones for my 4x5 but to carry one around I usually use these Nikon ones. I have at least 3 of those.

 
5.0

Well made old school release

By Racephoto

from Milwaukee, WI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

As a Fuji X100S user I am able to use a mechanical cable release. I bought the AR-3 to replace a cheap version I had in my bag from my film days. I noticed immediately a difference in the smoothness of the action and consistency. Be sure to check the length of release you need as this one is on the short side.

 
5.0

Good cable release.

By Dennis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Purchased for my twin Nikon F80 cameras. Well built, what can I say, it's Nikon. B & H Rocks!

 
5.0

Great quality

By Martin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Very smooth release excellent fir to my xpro 2

 
5.0

Does the job

By Elmara

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Bought this classic release cable to go with my new Fuji X-T2 (with its retro style), and admit I did it out of pure nostalgia since I also have an electronic remote shutter device with broader capabilities. Good mecanical alternative though, if you consider shooting in Bulb mode or just want to avoid camera shake while mounted in a tripod. Very well made, fits perfect, works flawless.

 
5.0

Smooth and easy.

By Hlcong

from Houston TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Good product and I'm glad fuji xt 2 had a thread for that,back to the good oldays.

 
5.0

Easy and reliable cable release.

By Carter

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded 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.

 
5.0

Dependable

By h87

from MOJAVE, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

Sturdy and feels like it will last a long time. I had bought a cheap one and within a week the push button had come unscrewed and was lost. I can tell this one won't have that problem.

 
5.0

Great cable release

By Bauie

from Woodend, Australia

Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

A really well made cable release that does exactly what it is supposed to. Definitely recommend it.

 
5.0

Smooth

By Jmg4b

from N.Y.C.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Improves Function
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      I use this product with my Lica M9. Too minimize vibration, I allow a two second delay. The operation of release is ever so smooth with any feel
      of rub when depressed or when released. The head releases smoothly and completely when finger pressure is removed. Couldn't ask for more or better!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Cable release

      By Gerald F

      from Chino Hills

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Easily Lost
      • Short Cable Length

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      This cable release is great for night photography shooting. The threaded cable is securely attached to the camera.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Nice release cable

      By Gerald F

      from Chino Hills

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • 12 Inch Cable

      Best Uses

      • Night Photography

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Great for low light exposure.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      3.0

      Not as good as the old ones

      By AZWolf

      from Arizona

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lock

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Tripod

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Does the job for infrequent use. I used to own the older version of this- circa 1980s. This is the same basic design and it works but not as well made as it used to be- big surprise!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By CS

      from Missouri

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Bought this to use on a Hasselblad 501CM. Works as advertised. Other reviewers have noted how short it is; it most certainly is short. As I am using this while right next to the camera, it isn't a problem at all for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Works on Sony RX1r

      By Gibby

      from Dumas. Texas

      Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

      Haven't had this cable long, works smooth and should last me many years.

       
      5.0

      works great

      By miles from nowhere

      from North Carolina

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

        Got this to use with my older film cameras and large format lenses. Quality seems to be as good as my old Nikon Cable release which I've had for decades, the only change seems to be that the plunger housing is now plastic rather than metal, but it's a very good quality plastic and appears durable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect Small Cable Release

        By Alex T

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

        After using a full frame camera for quite some this solid small cable real ease is a fun addition to my Fujifilm X100T. Perfect for long exposures.

         
        5.0

        Excellent--up to the task

        By Doug

        from Winter Haven, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Nikon AR-3 Threaded Cable Release:

          This cable release is outstanding--just the right length and has smooth operation.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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