I got this (Nikon ML-L3) remote shutter control from a local camera shop. I doesn't seem to allow you to press the button halfway to focus. It does the focusing and then shoot after you press the remote button. Do you have the same experience?
gkaiseril Chicago, US Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 17-Jan-12 04:44 PM
#2. "RE: Nikon ML-L3 Remote" In response to Reply # 0
The ML-L3 is a stripped down TV remote, hence the low price compared to other Nikon accessories. In fact you can use a TV remote to trigger the any camera that uses the ML-L3. Program your remote for the Memorex TV and the On/Off switch will trigger the camera's shutter.
You might want to look at 3rd party RF remotes for their RF, Radio Frequency, remotes with a MC-DC2 plug. These remotes will work in bright sunlight and greater distances than the IR, Infra Red, ML-L3. Many will support the 2 stage shutter release like a wired remote, and many will also have an option to be wired and provide intervalometer control.
You could even use this model on a different camera by buying and using a different cord.
The RF releases have a much longer control distance, are not blinded by bright lights, are limited to a given Field of View, are not blocked by people, walls, cars, etc, and do not time out if not used.