Nikon ML-L3 Remote Shutter Release-Problems?

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  1. Roger3006

    Roger3006 TPF Noob!

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    Hello Everyone

    I bought the referenced product about three months ago. It was used once right after I bought it and now is is dead. The battery is good. Do many of you use this and if so do you like it?

    Thanks,

    Roger


     
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    Amazon.com: Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control: Camera & Photo

    one of these? I love them, actually i purchased off brand ones off of eBay for $2 each. I have 2 of em they are GREAT. I am surprised yours is dead, is it genuine nikon? i have non nikon ones and i've had them for 2 years and the batteries are not even dead. I use them all the time, must have in any camera bag.
     
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    I've had one for 4 years, back when I got my D60. Still going strong on it's second battery.

    If you bought it new, return it. If not, for the price..... they're literally disposable.
     
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    Thank you all for your input.

    I bought it new on eBay. It is Nikon or the best counterfeit I have ever seen.

    As cheep as they are I plan on replacing it. I will also send my broken one back to have a backup.

    Have a great day.

    Roger
     
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    Hello Everyone

    I just realized it helps to point it at the front of the camera. Duh!!!

    Much different than the long cable I use on my Blad.

    Roger.
     
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    if its from ebay and you paid less than $15 for than its very very likely its just a really good copy. And yes on most slr's you need to point it at the front the only camera i know that has an ir detector on the back is a d7000, the higher end full frame's or d300's might have one on the back too.
     
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    Yep, they don't work as well if you point at the camera from the side or from behind.
     
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    I am not sure if I feel old, dumb, or both.

    Grits
     
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    Or at least berefit of technological understanding.

    As you have discovered but may not yet appreciate, the ML-L3 is an optical device that uses an infrared (IR) light beam we humans cannot see.

    The optical sensor is on the front of your camera. Note that you can use the ML-L3 from behind the camera if you have a suitable reflector strategically placed to bounce the IR signal to the IR sensor on the front of the camera.

    IIRC the D7000 has 2 IR sensors, one in front and one on the back.
     

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