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Enables remote control up to 8m (26.2 ft.) via an infrared ray.
Features include auto-triggering and delayed shutter release, as well as single and continuous shooting.
The ML-3 offers remote control of two separate channels via an infrared LED beam to enable automatic camera operation from a distance of about 26 ft.

The ML-3 can also fire the camera remotely when a subject moves between the transmitter and receiver, for example, in surveillance or wildlife photography.
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It makes a huge difference in some of my specialty shoots! The remote control is small and light; and some of its features include ‘auto triggering’ and delayed shutter release and a control labeled ‘C’ which stands for Continuos and a ‘S’ which stands for Single shot. I tested the feature which the remote provides with automatically taking a pic when a subject moves between the receiver and the transmitter; It’s called Auto Trigger mode; Between the transmitter and the receiver, an infrared pointing from the transmitter to the receiver; if anyone crosses the path between the transmitter which should not move and the receiver which stays still as possible as well. I got a couple of shots of birds eating pop corn I purposely left on the floor, but none of the shots impressed me; still, what I learned is that ‘it works’ and I’m confident that if planned better, this feature may provide unachievable shots if we tried our best to approach wild animal subjects. To operate without interference, the ML-3 has to be in a clear ‘line of sight’ to operate without interference, but this is partially solved by sticking one side of Velcro to the top of the receiver and glueing them together; the other velcro side glue it to a part of the camera’s side, and put them hanging together with the receiver pointing towards you; if you must move from your standing location behind the camera, just separate the two Velcroed receiver/camera and reposition the receiver pointing towards where you’ll be as needed. I didn’t notice any interference while using the remote; it responded at the first push of the remote’s shutter button. The transmitter is so well design, that it works exactly like the camera’s shutter button; one light press of the button and it starts the camera’s ‘autofocus’ sensors; then a deeper push to the button takes a picture! This remote control proved mostly helpful when shooting with Micro lenses (I have the 200mm Micro lens) and when shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod; one more thing, to avoid even less vibrations coming into the camera’s body, change the settings to Mirror Up; that way when the picture is taken, the mirror’s vibrations won’t affect the shutter’s moment at all, because the Mirror goes up first, and then the picture is taken. I see many uses for this Transmitter; I also have rechargeable batteries in the remote control (3 AAA). May 19, 2013
The product is easy to use and very reliable. The Nikon ML-3 Wireless Modulite Remote allows the unit to be used without worrying about radio interference. The effective range of 8 metres is more than adequate for remote photography of wild games and portrait. The additional features such as automatic triggering and dual channel operation extend the versatility of the ML-3. Now when photographing my Grandchildren, I can be included in the pictures without depending on other people. I would strongly recommend in getting also the SK-7 Mounting Bracket leaving free the camera hot-shoe for flash. January 30, 2011
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Can I trigger ML-3 from the back of the camera?

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Can the censor be turned around to the back of the camera so I can trigger off ML-3
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You can rotate the receiver to the desired position.
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I need the user manual in english o spanish for my NEW ml3 because the one in the box is in japanese.

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It is on this page, just scroll down and find it:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13948/~/nikon-product-manuals-available-for-download
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Where is the manual?

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I'm looking for the manual for this but can't find it?
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All Nikon manuals:
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Will the ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote work with D100 camera?

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Yes it will.
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How to lock the mirror up using ML-3?

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Please verify in the user's manual for your camera if the remote is compatible, and also, if has the feature for Mirror lock-up.
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Can I control the shutter exposure time with the ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote?

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I plan to use the ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote with a Nikon D800e to take long exposure astrophotography pictures.
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Set the camera to bulb and you will need to keep the button pressed from the transmitter.
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Does the ml-3 operate as a intervalometer too, as the mc36 does?

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You need to set the camera in bulb, and the ML-3 in C, and keep the button pressed since it doesn't have a lock option.
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will the ML-3 get power from the connector to the D4 or is a separate 6vDC supply required?

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The transmitter utilizes 2 AAA batteries and the receiver receives the power from the camera.
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Does this come with a manual?

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Yes or the manual can easily be downloaded.
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Use with GP-1

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Can this be used with the Nikon GPS unit, which also uses the 10 pin plug?
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You won't be able to use both items at the same time.
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The only way to keep the shutter open is to set is to C and keep your finger on the button. There is no timer on the ML-3
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Can I use ML-3 to shoot video on D800?

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Is this compatible with the GP-1 GPS unit?

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I want to use the a remote with my GPS unit. The GP-1 attaches through the 10 pin connector. Will this remote work? If not can you make a recommendation
 
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The GP-1 has an accessory terminal that supports the use of the MC-DC2 Remote Release.
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D600 compatibility of remote

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I already have the remove and module for use with my D300 and know the cable does not work, but does the ML-3 transmitter work with the D600's built in sensor?
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No, you would need either the wired MC-DC2 or the wireless ML-L3
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how to use ML-3 for long exposure? on D300

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Set camera to bulb, remote to continuos. You must hold down the button on the ML-3 for the entire length of time you want the shutter to stay open.
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Is it compatible with D7000?

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Hi,
I have Nikon D7000. I'm intersted in wildlife photography.
I'm looking for a remote that fires the camera remotely when a subject moves between the transmitter and receiver,

ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote does have this feature but is it compatible with my DSLR Nikon D7000?

If it is not compatible, is there any other product or brand does support?

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No, compatible ones are the MC-DC2, ML-L3, WR-T10 and the WR-R10.
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How can I use the ML-3 to trigger the movie record function, D800?

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Can't be done with ML-3.
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Flash & the ML-3

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So is there a way to use flash or control unit for studio flash kit that sits on the cameras flash piece and the ML-3?
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You can attach the ML-3 receiver to the optional ML-2/ML-3 bracket while another accessory sits on the camera hotshoe. The bracket fits between the tripod and the bottom of the camera.
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ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote, is it compatible with D 700.

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if it compatible with D 700 i have to purchase any other accessories for this ML-3 Compact Modulite Remote set.
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The ML-3 will work with the D700 with no additional accessories needed.
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is the ML-3 compatible with the D7000

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thats it
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No you need ML-L3
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Will the ML3 work with the D7100 since it has an infrared receiver built in?

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No, you only need the ML-L3 or if you want wireless instead of infrared the WR-R10/WR-T10 combo.
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The ML3 will not trigger on my D800E. Any suggestions? I have installed fresh batteries also.

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Inspect the ML-3 receiver 10pin plug to make sure none of pins are bend. Make sure the switch on the remote and the receiver are set to the same channel. If the issue persists, please contact Nikon Support for assistance.
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Is there a possibility to use the Remote ML-3 on the D600 via its infrared sensor?

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I would like to use the ML-3 both on the F5 as well as the D600.
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No, only the ML-L3 will work with the infrared sensor.
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What is the A..TRIG setting for on the transmitter? Thank you

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Auto triggering, when the subject enters the area directly between the camera and the transmitter, the shutter will automatically fire.
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Sorry, but it is not compatible with the D3100 -- which lacks a 10-pin connector required to connect this device. Perhaps you mistook products you've viewed recently for compatible cameras...
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