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regaladosantos   Allen, US  Registered since 12th Dec 2011 Tue 17-Jan-12 02:15 PM
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"Nikon ML-L3 Remote"



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?

  

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DeanAZ Moderator Expert nature photographer   Phoenix, US  Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007 Tue 17-Jan-12 02:47 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon ML-L3 Remote"
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That is the expected behavior. A half-push is only available on cameras that support a wired remote when using the MC-DC2 remote.

Supported cameras: D3100, D5000, D5100, D7000
Non-supported cameras: D40, D40X, D60, D3000

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Tue 17-Jan-12 04:44 PM
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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.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit.   Monterey Bay, US  Charter Member Thu 19-Jan-12 01:03 AM
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You can also use the ML-3 or the YongNuo knock off
They will not only do what you want but can also act as a trigger when something passes thru the beam.

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Thu 19-Jan-12 02:31 PM
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The D5100/5000/3100/3000 series of cameras do not have the 10 pin accessory port needed by the ML-3. only an IR port for a remote and an accessory port for the MC-DC2 or GPS.

There are 3rd party RF, Radio Frequency, remotes that are compatible with he MC-DC2 cord. Some of these remote devices can even be configured as a wired remote to use the accessory port.

For example:
Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Nikon DC-2 Connection)

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.

George
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