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  1. #1
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    Remote Shutter Release problems

    Hi everyone,


    My problem is that I used a cheap cable remote for time lapse and it worked great the past two weeks but today I wanted to do a time lapse again but the shutter doesn't respond when the timer triggers it or when i press the shutter on the remote. Could it be that i changed some settings on the camere ? Because the remote seems to work just fine. I have a Nikon D3300 and the cable remote is the, mmlite CR-TR3N.

    I would be grateful for any help.





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  2. #2
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    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    Hi, welcome. I can't think of what you could have changed on the camera. If the camera is in a condition where you can snap a picture normally, it should work with the remote when its plugged in. You could try doing a reset on the camera. Maybe try taking the remote's battery out and put it back in to possibly reset it. Make sure the remote is plugged in all the way, they can be a tight fit.
    I must have a really good camera.

  3. #3
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    Bikerbrent's Avatar

    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.

    Does the remote used batteries? If so, have you tried a new set?
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  4. #4
    Junior Member

    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    I could press the shutter button without the batteries i nedded them only when i did the time lapse , and the batteries are new i also made sure to insert the connector properly, i also reset the camera but nothing seems to work.

    Thanks for the response.

  5. #5
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    Bikerbrent's Avatar

    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    I did a Google search on mmlite CR-TR3N, mmlite, and CR-TR3N and came up basically empty. I did find one listing for a Commlite CR-TR3N from newfrog.com, so perhaps this is the unit. However, after this search, one can only conclude it is some kind of cheap Chinese made remote. Best case, it failed after two weeks. Worse case, it failed and took your camera with it. If you are going to buy cheap Chinese made stuff, at least buy from a reliable dealer (like B&H, Adorama, etc.) with hopefully some user reviews.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  6. #6
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    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    First off, Welcome to the forum.

    1. Will the shutter work on the camera without the remote cable connected?
    2. What mode do you have the camera in? M (manual), P (program), Auto... etc.?
    3. Do you have an SD card installed in the camera?
    4. Is camera set so that the shutter will not work if it is out of focus? Focus lock
    IOW, give us a little more info on what your camera settings are and if the cable makes any difference on the operation of the camera.
    Walt

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



  7. #7
    Junior Member

    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    Yes the camera works normal when the remote is not attached, i have it in Manual mode also the focus is on manual,
    the SD card is installed but i have Focus lock.

    The only strange thing i noticed is , when i press the shutter on the remote and hold it, i can take one picture if i press the shutter on the camera but only one, so if the shutter on the remote is still active i can't take any more pictures , but after i release the shutter on the remote i can't take pictures normally.

    And yes it's a cheap chinese remote for 35€

  8. #8
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    cwgrizz's Avatar

    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    I'm guessing that your remote is messed up. About the only way I can think to check that out would be to get another one to try. Maybe borrow one from a friend or a camera shop.
    Walt

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



  9. #9
    Junior Member

    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    Thanks everyone again for helping, and yes the remote just stopped triggering the shutter , i went to the shop where i buyed the remote and i got a new one, now it works just fine.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Remote Shutter Release problems

    Quote Originally Posted by tteeddd View Post
    Thanks everyone again for helping, and yes the remote just stopped triggering the shutter , i went to the shop where i buyed the remote and i got a new one, now it works just fine.
    Glad you got it working and that your local shop stood behind their products. At times, all is good in the world.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800





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