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.
#1. "RE: Wireless remote & D700" | In response to Reply # 0
#2. "RE: Wireless remote & D700" | In response to Reply # 0Noel Holland Charter MemberWed 06-Aug-08 10:30 AM
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.
Alternatively you could look at this device:
And that was from 2 mins on one retailers website. There are probably quite few other devices if you spend a bit of time looking.
#3. "RE: Wireless remote & D700" | In response to Reply # 2eteam Basic MemberSat 09-Aug-08 09:13 PM
The 10-pin remote is a Nikon standard for all but the low-end consumer dSLRs. Remotes that work for D3, D200, D300, D2X, etc. all work with one another, and work with the D700.
Having said that, there is a thriving business in 3rd party remotes for the Nikon market.
Here is a typical example readily available on eBay:
It is well regarded (I bought one) and I've personally seen 100m range with this RF remote shutter release. $31 delivered is much lower than any equivalent offered by Nikon.
An updated and smaller model is also available, with a higher price (currently $46.50, delivered):
Simply search eBay for "Nikon Wireless Remote D300" and all sorts of options pop up. If you add "Cleon" to the search string, the two models described above will appear, by themselves.
- Bob Elkind
#4. "RE: Wireless remote & D700" | In response to Reply # 3rnvanya Registered since 07th Jan 2008Sat 09-Aug-08 11:00 PM
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).