#25. "RE: Looking for a better wireless remote for the D800" In response to In response to 23
> Nikon ML-3 IF remote
These work well, within their design criteria. And they are expen$ive. I too bought mine used. My issues with the ML-3 are:
1) it's an IR remote, so doesn't work that well in bright daylight or at a distance. Yes, it's fine from three feet in brilliant sun, but from eight feet, not so much. It still works, just not 100% reliably. Fine for macro work where I'm holding a diffuser and can press the button a couple of times. In the equestrian ring where I'm 45 feet away and holding a monopod with another camera, it's a complete non-starter.
2) It seems to use the same IR channels as the iTTL flash. Once I was shooting in a flower conservatory with a buddy, and amazingly enough my flash triggered his camera (or perhaps his ML-3 triggered my flash, I can't remember which). At first we thought it was a coincidence, but some controlled experiments demonstrated that no, they do cross-interfere. I think the resolution was to switch the iTTL to a different channel. I don't want to over-emphasize this as you have to be in pretty deep and probably have two rigs running in parallel to have the problem - but the problem does exist.
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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