Anyone know if the Nikon ML-L3 IR remote will trigger a D300?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bob, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    I used to use it to trigger a D70...

    Can it do all Nikons, or a select few?

    Thanks
     
    Bob, Jan 13, 2008
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    Don Wiss Guest

    Don Wiss, Jan 13, 2008
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  3. Bob

    Sosumi Guest

    Yes, only a selct few and no, not the D300, because it doesn't have a IR
    receiver.

    The original Nikon remote is ridiculously overpriced, so I got a Phottix.
    Works very good and much bigger range because of radio control versus IR
    with the Nikon.
    Google it to see where you can buy it.
     
    Sosumi, Jan 13, 2008
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  4. Bob

    Paul Furman Guest

    I got a used older model MC20 which allows keying in exposures longer
    than the 30 second limit on the body and an LCD that can be illuminated
    at night, the new model does a lot more tricks that you probably don't
    need such as intervalometer that can be set from the camera menu on a D200.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 13, 2008
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  5. Depends on where you buy it. It's $13.49 at Amazon, which is where I bought
    my last one. (My first two came with my Coolpix 8400 and 8800.) But I have
    seen it selling for which higher prices elsewhere.

    At this price it's worth buying an extra one, since it's so tiny it's easy
    to mislay.

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Jan 14, 2008
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  6. Bob

    Paul Furman Guest

    The wired remote is more like $150 approx.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 14, 2008
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  7. Bob

    Sosumi Guest

    Extra info:

    The original remote for the D300 (and more) is the ML-3 (versus ML-L3 which
    is simply an IR switch) and costs min. $150.-
    I got the Phottix one which has a range of more than 300 feet and 16
    channels, while the ML-3 has only 2 channels and a range of 26 feet.
    It does have some more "hanky panky" which I don't use anyway.
     
    Sosumi, Jan 14, 2008
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  8. Neil Harrington, Jan 14, 2008
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    Sosumi Guest

    Sosumi, Jan 14, 2008
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  10. Bob

    Paul Furman Guest

    Ah, OK, I've not seen that hotshoe IR adapter, for the D200 they pushed
    this $130 cabled programmable bugger the MC-36:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/407310-REG/Nikon_4917_MC_36_Multi_Function_Remote.html
    but I got the simpler MC-20, and there's the even simpler MC-30:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/108425-REG/Nikon_4660_MC_30_Remote_Cord.html

    Nikon's MC-20 versus MC-30 (and MC-36):
    http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/nikons-mc20-versus-mc30.html
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 14, 2008
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  11. The OP was, but the discussion had broadened as they frequently do.
     
    Neil Harrington, Jan 14, 2008
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