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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2012
I bought this for my Nikon D5100 camera. I wanted to do a couple of things with it. The main reason I bought this was to be able to take a very long exposure using the Bulb mode and to not have to manually hold the shutter release button the entire duration. It worked great! I put the camera in M mode, moved the shutter speed to Bulb, set the release mode to remote control, and it is ready for use. Press the remote one time it opens the shutter, press it again to close the shutter when you want!

I also wanted to use this to take family pictures on a tripod without using a 10sec timer every time. It works just as it should. Just set the release mode to remote control (I prefer the 2 second delay so your arm is not up in the picture) and it takes a picture each time. The only limitation is line of sight with the front part of the camera (I would guess 140 degrees of usefulness as it is IR and not RF). Also, I do believe it re-focuses each time, but I believe there is a way to get away from this... Perhaps if you push the shutter release half way on the camera to pre-focus your picture???...However these are not issues with the remote, but the camera itself.

I have not checked the maximum distance of remote to camera. It has worked great for all my needs. Unless you are 20+ feet away and/or in direct sunlight I don't see any issues.

IN SUMMARY: Get this "generic" version of the ML-L3. I have never tested the Nikon brand of remote control, but this one has done the job so far. For a few bucks buy one of these and just throw it in the camera bag just incase you ever need it!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2012
Didn't realize till now that this wasn't a genuine Nikon remote. But, what more can you ask at this price? The remote was a lot smaller than I expected, but overall the remote works great with my D5100.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2012
Works great with the D5100 No problems at all just make sure that you change your camera setting to remote from your menu button!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
I've owned the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control for about 5 years and used it on a bunch of different cameras. Love it.

Wanted to pick up a remote for my girlfriend since she has a Nikon D3100 so I figured I'd try this one since it was only $3. If it didn't work I would return it and get her the Nikon version.

Well, it came today, and let me tell you, they are nearly identical. Put side by side, they look the same. The only difference is the knockoff has the word "For" italicized above the word "Nikon." I wouldn't be surprised if they came out of the same factory, made by the same machines and workers.

A side-by-side test on my Nikon D3200 just now and both remotes function exactly the same, from the same distance. Same speed, everything. Honestly, at a glance I cannot tell them apart except for that word 'For.' If you really wanted to nitpick, the knockoff is a shade darker in charcoal color, and the embossing on the Nikon's button is a little more pronounced. The ink is a shade brighter on the knockoff, and it's a hair thicker. That's it.

So, although this product is advertised for the D5000/D5100, I'm pretty confident after using it on my D3200 that it'll work on my girlfriend's D3100, as well as every other Nikon that the ML-L3 works on.

Oh, one last thing. This product doesn't come with a pouch, unlike the Nikon version but, so what. The only reason I use my pouch is because it came with my remote and didn't feel I should throw it out in case I ever sold it or whatever. But the pouch is totally unnecessary.

Buy this remote, not the Nikon ML-L3. I spent $3 including shipping. A no-brainer consider the Nikon version costs five times as much, functions identically, and looks and feels almost exactly the same.

***UPDATE***

Just wanted to let everyone know that this remote, like the ML-L3, does not work on the Nikon D3100. Weird, I know. They work on the D3000 and D3200, but not the D3100. Lame. Oh well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2012
Initially I was skeptical given the price. But I had a gift card so I gave it a shot. It arrived quickly and within (literally) seconds of taking it out of the package I was shooting. I would like to note that I don't have either of the two cameras in the product title. I have a Nikon V1 and it works perfectly. Just something to think about if you buy it for use on other cameras.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2012
The product arrived, I pulled the little "remove before use" tab that closed the battery connection, I enabled remote shutter release on my Nikon D5100 and it worked as advertised. For the price payed the performance is unparalleled. I found the device particularly useful for family portraits (who wants to hand their DSLR over to a stanger and hope they know how to compose a decent picture?) and long exposures.

It's ~$3. Give it a shot, you won't be dissappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2012
its work perfectly in my nikon 5100... the price...!!?? you can't bit it!!! and its really fun to play with your camera...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have tried it with other Nikons as well. I believe it works with almost all the Nikons. If memory serves the D5200 and D3200 also worked well with this remote. But I use it so much I bought 2 more remotes. Only thing is the battery life could be a tad better but for the price you can not beat it.
also on battery life --- I think it was because I was playing so much with remote it used it up
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2012
Excellent Product.. Works as described looks great too. Took it out of the box, removed batter protector, set camera to remote controlled .. Shoot away.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2013
I purchased this for my new Nikon D 5100, I wanted it for my Christmas pictures. I don't know if it was this vendor or the remote itself but it doesn't work very well from 6 feet away, unless you are pointing at it, which defeats the purpose. You never want your hand sticking out in a picture. Also this particular vendor I had some problems. I needed it by a certain date and they didn't ship it. I ordered it in plenty of time, after a couple of weeks, I contacted them and they wanted to cancel the order and just not send it to me. But by then it was too late to order from another vendor. They did ship it to me but refused to send it any faster despite it being their fault it was delayed. But I don't know if my issues are with all of these or just this particular one I got. And just to be fair, I didn't bother contacting them about the issues I had with it (the vendor) Their customer service was not very good the first time I contacted them that I decided it's better to just not deal with it again.

If these issues are with all of them, they will work but if like mine, it won't be easy.
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