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Remote shutter release for D3100

mellowyello

US
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mellowyello Registered since 21st Nov 2012
Mon 26-Nov-12 09:58 PM

There appears to be a number of cheap remote shutter release devices available on amazon, but I'm a little nervous about buying an off-brand Chinese product in hopes that it will do the job. Has anyone had success with these types of devices and their d3100? If so, can you tell me the brand a item number? I just don't want to get taken. Wireless isn't really necessary for me, but I'd love an LCD backlit display with some timer options. Thanks!

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 27-Nov-12 02:35 PM

There are also many 3rd party releases sold through reputable camera stores and some of these stores have a eBay presence or provide online purchasing.

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Digital_Reality

Bangalore, IN
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Digital_Reality Registered since 19th Oct 2012
Tue 11-Dec-12 05:21 AM

I have 3rd party remote on my D5100, I am completely satisfied using it.

bellnier

Buffalo, US
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bellnier Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2006
Tue 11-Dec-12 10:55 PM

I have several 3rd party remotes that are perfectly fine. Buy from a reputable dealer like B & H and enjoy.
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MEMcD

US
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#4. "RE: Remote shutter release for D3100" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 12-Dec-12 02:28 AM

Hi Josh,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Since the Nikon ML-L3 is only about $19.00 and designned for the D3100 is is a rasonable option.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

santaclaws80

UK
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santaclaws80 Registered since 23rd Dec 2012
Thu 27-Dec-12 11:26 PM

Hi there I bought a remote trigger kit from China on EBay for less than £20 and it works perfectly with my D3100. Happy snapping!

nnikonk

Edinburgh, UK
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#6. "RE: Remote shutter release for D3100" | In response to Reply # 0

nnikonk Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Nov 2012
Fri 28-Dec-12 12:35 PM

I have to say that I bought the cheapest one from Ebay and it works fine on my D3200.
The only problem I had, was that being a Nikon newbie, I did not realise that you had to change the camera settings to shoot remote and thought that there was something wrong.
Since there is no electical connection to the camera from the remote there is little chance of damaging the camera with a faulty remote.

G