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marekfilip1

Germantown Hills, US
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marekfilip1 Registered since 17th Feb 2012
Fri 24-Feb-12 02:45 AM

Anybody here know if D800 will support ML-L3 remote. I find the "professional" remote triggers to be very inconvenient when shooting on a tripod. I never understood why Nikon does not allow functionality available on lower end cameras for D300 and upward...

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gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#1. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Fri 24-Feb-12 02:12 AM

A check of the Nikon web site shows the D800 only supports the ML-3. The D4 is the only camera model that I see were one can use both the ML-3 and ML-L3.

So you have to use an IR release that has a 2 stage release, no IR sensor time out, a 360 degree rotatible sensor, 2 communication channels, and an interrupt trigger. Yes, a little hard to attach, but more operating features.

I have a D70 and ML-L3 I am willing to trade even up.

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DAJolley

US
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#2. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 0

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Fri 24-Feb-12 11:36 AM

I agree. The small ML-L3 remote is a much better approach for MLU shooting than having to use a cord like the MC-30. I can't tell you how many times I've been shooting on a windy day and had to contend with the MC-30 cord blowing around. I use the ML-l3 with my D7000 and really like it.
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mrpenguin

Windsor, CA
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#3. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 2

mrpenguin Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012
Fri 24-Feb-12 12:28 PM

So the D800 can only use the super expensive ML 3 with a cord ??

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#4. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 3

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Fri 24-Feb-12 12:54 PM

There are 3rd party RF units that are cheaper and offer more communication channels and greater control range. Many of these units use a converter plug to allow for the use of other camera models with just purchasing a a different cord.

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gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#5. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 2

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Fri 24-Feb-12 12:56 PM

The ML-L3 requires an IR receiver within the camera. Not available on the D800.

A solution for connecting the fine threaded MC-30/36/ML-3 Receiver, etc is to get a small rubber "O" ring and slip it over the knurled nut.

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Swetz

Cambridge, US
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#6. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 5

Swetz Registered since 25th Feb 2006
Fri 14-Nov-14 11:19 AM | edited Fri 14-Nov-14 11:19 AM by Swetz

I was searching the forums hoping to find that there was a ML-L3 receiver out there that I could connect to my D800. I just picked up a D750 as a second camera and love using the ML-L3 with it. No luck finding an ML-L3 receiver for the D800 but I did find the Vello FreeWave Micro Wireless Remote which looks very promising.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/909542-REG/vello_fwm_n_freewave_micro_remote_for.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

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meadowlark

Springfield, US
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#7. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 6

meadowlark Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 14-Nov-14 11:50 AM

Nikon WR-R10/WR-T10/WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter Set.

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tfeazel

Polk City, US
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#8. "RE: D800 and ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 7

tfeazel Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2004
Mon 17-Nov-14 11:47 AM

Four years ago, had a stroke, and have had to use a remote to fire my camera since.

I've had both types of camera bodies and used all the remotes I could find, spending upwards of $500.00 on them. The wired remotes are the most reliable.

I have the Nikon wireless remotes, which are the most expensive available. Nikon has replaced them after they failed, which they all did, and I have given up on them.

I have many others, off-brands, every type that I could find.

I vastly prefer the set-up I have now over all that I've used. It is a RFN4,

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Shutter-Transmitter-Receiver-Replaces/dp/B0095PWR4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416232197&sr=8-1&keywords=rfn+4&pebp=1416232209693

It's only available for the screw-in sockets on the professional cameras like the D700, although I think an adapter is available.

Tom

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