I've used the little Nikon ML-L3 wireless device to remotely trigger the shutter release on a D70 and a D80. It's the small device that is flat and has just one button, not the ML-3 that includes 2 units (a transmitter and a receiver). I cannot find a way to make the ML-L3 trigger the shutter release on my D700. Does anyone know if the Ml-L3 can be used with a D700. If so, what is the menu path, or what is the correct button/command dial combination? If not, is there any similar wireless remote trigger (besides the ML-3) that can be used with a D700? The ML-3 seems to be counterproductive because it ties up the hotshoe so that a speedlight or the built-in flash cannot be used.
#2. "RE: Wireless remote & D700" In response to Reply # 0
The ML-L3 is for Nikon consumer cameras where the 10 pin socket is replaced by an IR release.
The D700 is a pro camera and has the 10 pin socket - hence no IR release built in.
HOWEVER - as I understand it the ML-3 doesn't use the flash connections as the release mechanisms are all routed to the 10 pin socket not the flash shoe. The ML-3 is fitted to the flash shoe only becuase that's the most convenient place to locate it and hold it steady. There is no reason why the ML-3 can't be fitted to some other location with tape. The governing factor is the length of the connecting wire and even that can be lengthened using an MC-21 extention cord.
#4. "RE: Wireless remote & D700" In response to Reply # 3
Bob -- Thanks for the info about the Phottix remote trigger. That's exactly the product I was looking for and I will get one. Should be much better than the Nikon ML-L3 because of the greater range and better reliability (I like the affordable cost also).