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?
#1. "RE: Nikon ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 0DeanAZ Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007Tue 17-Jan-12 01:47 PM
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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#2. "RE: Nikon ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 0gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 17-Jan-12 03:44 PM
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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#4. "RE: Nikon ML-L3 Remote" | In response to Reply # 3gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Thu 19-Jan-12 01:31 PM | edited Thu 19-Jan-12 02:00 PM by gkaiseril
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.
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.
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