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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what you would expect-- DOES focus image before triggering shutter, December 5, 2007
This review is from: Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Camera)
It's no surprise that when you stand in front of the camera and push the
button, the remote triggers the shutter. There does seem to be some
confusion in reviews, both here and elsewhere, as to the remote's ability
to focus the lens before triggering the shutter.

This remote is capable of focusing the lens before triggering the shutter.
However, it will not focus the lens if the photographer has already
pushed the shutter release button on the camera half way down to focus
the image or if you are shooting in Manual mode and have AF-C set as
the Autofocus mode.

This means that if you are composing a photograph and push the shutter
button half way down to focus the image and you then stand in front of
the camera and push the remote button, the image will not focus
because you've already pushed the camera shutter release button half
way down to focus. To get the image to focus while you are standing in
front of the camera, compose the shot but do not push the camera's
shutter release button half way down, get in front of the camera and
then push the button.
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Initial post: Feb 25, 2010 7:56:36 AM PST
Great tips! Does this remote work for the D5000, as well?!!

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 3:49:16 PM PDT
I have a Nikon D60 and received the remote today. How do I make it work with my camera? Do I need to sync it somehow? because it isn't doing anything now!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2010 9:58:50 AM PDT
Did anyone answer you? I'm having the same issue!

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 5:59:37 PM PDT
Ken Austin says:
I'm thinking about buying one of these... BUT.... if I set my camera on manual, then focus on what I'm concerned about, and say... it's NIGHTTIME... is there a setting on this thing that will allow me to keep the lens open for an extended period of time? I'm going to Alaska in a few months.... will I be able to set my D90 on a tripod, focus to infinity, and get moving stars, the Northern Lights, etc?? Hope so!

Posted on May 14, 2010 4:43:14 PM PDT
thankkkk youuu

Posted on May 28, 2010 1:50:59 PM PDT
HD BD 5.1 says:
Thanks StudioVoxPop! Your review allows me to solve the issue of focusing before returning the control... (I bought a generic name SHOT ML-L3) but works the same way.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2010 2:52:16 PM PDT
redsailtx says:
You should be able to set your shutter speed to whatever you like using a D90

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2010 11:02:10 AM PDT
You First have to turn the Remote On, in the camera, before you can use the remote.

Hit menu, go to "Custom Settings" with the pencil icon, then it's number 4. Release Mode.
# 11 in the same menu will let you change the function button to let you change this on the fly.

A faster way to can change the shutter Release mode is by hitting the bottom left button and moving the cursor up or down to the "shutter release" setting, hitting okay, and then changing it.

That should go for models related to D60.

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 1:25:31 PM PDT
I did not receive any sort of instructions with my ML-L3 wireless remote. Was there supposed to be one?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2010 2:23:54 PM PDT
Awesome. Thanks!!
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