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D700 and ML-3 Remote


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MrsNikon Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Mar 2009
Sun 26-Jun-11 12:55 PM | edited Sun 26-Jun-11 01:31 PM by MrsNikon

I dug out my ML-3 from the N90s days and decided to put some fresh batteries in it to test it out with the D700. I got some unusual behavior and am looking for some help.

I connected the receiver to the hot shot and connected it to the 10-pin port. Turned camera on and then turned on the receiver and then turned on the transmitter. Both were on Channel 1 and I had the camera set to AF-Single S and the transmitter set to S too.

The way my D700 is set up is I press the AF-ON button to focus.

I had the camera on the kitchen counter in Aperture Priority and I prefocused on a stationary stubject. I have the blinking red light on the transmitter so I know my batteries are good. Go to press the transmitter fire button and nothing. I changed the transmitter setting to C and got the same result.

I then turned everything off and set the camera to AF-C Continuous as well as the transmitter and as soon as the transmitter was powered on, the camera started firing frames in succession with me not even touching/pressing the transmitter button. After 4 or 5 frames I shut the power to the transmitter off.

Do I have a bad transmitter or is there some other setting with the D700 I need to change?

I also checked to ensure I had bracketing on the D700 set to off.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Found my ML-3 manual and am going through that now however I see that I had the D700 set on CL (Continuous-Low) however the camera shouldn't be firing on its own. I'm starting to suspect that having the AF-ON instead of shutter half way down to focus in the culprit.

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