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Nikon Autofocus Remote

mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2009 8:21PM
Hello all

I was going to get the Nikon ML-L3 but heard it had no half-way press for focussing. Is there another third party remote I can buy that does?


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TomRiddle 12 50 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2009 9:03PM
No. This is a limitation of the camera, not the remote control.
Nickscape 13 708 9 England
21 Dec 2009 9:08PM
which camera are you using it on? i seem to remember mine autofocusing and then shooting all in one go.

When i use my remote i tend to compose, focus and then switch to manual and then just fire the shutter.
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
21 Dec 2009 9:32PM
I used the ML-L3 for years, and I still have one, but I came to realise that a wired control is a lot better, and if timimng is not an issue, I use camera's timer. The IR remotes are line of sight, and the receiver is on the front of the camera, and that's unhandy most of the time for me.
SteveHunter 12 386 1 England
21 Dec 2009 9:36PM
I agree with StrayCat here, I bought an IR remote for my Canon, and very soon bought a wired remote instead it is so much better. Plus the battery doesn't keep going flat in a wired remote.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
21 Dec 2009 9:40PM
Had one with a D70, As Nick has said it autofocus's and fires the shutter in one go, There is no half press option.

If you want a remote that does the half press, You need a cable or wireless type, Assuming you can get one that is configured for your camera ie: Camera has a socket, Remote has an appropriate plug.

Anyhow I seem to remember the ML-L3 was a tad cranky.

Best option is to check out the wireless remotes available on Ebay, The " Phottix " brand work very well, And they are quite cheap to.

Something Like This Anyhow. link
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
21 Dec 2009 9:49PM
Despite all of the above, Does the D60 have a remote socket...?

If not then you may be limited to the ML-3 only.
kaybee 15 7.0k 26 Scotland
21 Dec 2009 11:15PM
I wonder how my D70 managed to half press focus then.
mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 9:38AM
Thanks everyone
Goggz 13 2.3k 72 Wales
22 Dec 2009 9:20PM

Quote:I wonder how my D70 managed to half press focus then.
It was probably quite involuntary Roy... things happen like that when you get older Tongue

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