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  1. #1
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    Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    I'm looking to find a remote shutter release other than the ML-L3, which I have. It's not as reliable and immediate as I want. Also, I don't want to have to use it in front of the camera. But I can't find *any* remote that is compatible with the D3400.
    Has anyone had luck finding anything? Or am I stuck with the ML-L3 until I change camera bodies?


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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    I find it strange i can find this one so would have thought you should be able to get a wireless one but i can only find corded,its looking like this info is incorrect so check before purchase

    Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?Remote Control Shutter Release Nikon D600 D610 D800 D810 D750 D3300 D3400 D5500 | eBay

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  3. #3
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    Sorry.welcome to the forum
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    It appears that an IR remote like the ML-L3 is the only remote option for a D3400. From what I can see, it supports no wired remotes.
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    Is there any reason why something like a Vello wireless remote trigger and receiver won't work? Some of them tend to cost less than $50. Would they be compatible?
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Is there any reason why something like a Vello wireless remote trigger and receiver won't work? Some of them tend to cost less than $50. Would they be compatible?
    No, it won't work because Nikon dropped the connection port. See

    Nikon d3400 remote shutter help?? | Photography Forum
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    No, it won't work because Nikon dropped the connection port. See

    Nikon d3400 remote shutter help?? | Photography Forum
    If that is the case, I found the Amazon Basics wireless remote to work a little better than the Nikon although it also missed once in a while. I found that holding the remote up close from behind worked better.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    I think this may simply be an issue of where to hold the remote rather than how well it works. Keep in mind that this is not radio control: all remotes for the D3400 and several other Nikons use Infrared, which essentially means light. If there is no direct line of sight between your remote and the IR receiver built into your camera, well, it's not going to work well, because in that case you can only rely on reflections in hopes of the camera getting triggered.

    Take a look at your camera's manual: the IR receiver sits on the FRONT, in the middle of the hand grip area. That means triggering from close behind is not very useful. Instead, hold the remote somewhere off the front side of your camera, just outside of the lens' viewing angle, and it should trigger every single time. I own two ML-L3's and never had a problem with them.

    The question why Nikon puts the receiver on the front of the camera puzzles me, though. Like you, DinoExMachina, I don't like having to trigger shots from the front.
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    Re: Any other shutter remote than the ML-L3?

    Quote Originally Posted by lokatz View Post
    I think this may simply be an issue of where to hold the remote rather than how well it works. Keep in mind that this is not radio control: all remotes for the D3400 and several other Nikons use Infrared, which essentially means light. If there is no direct line of sight between your remote and the IR receiver built into your camera, well, it's not going to work well, because in that case you can only rely on reflections in hopes of the camera getting triggered.

    Take a look at your camera's manual: the IR receiver sits on the FRONT, in the middle of the hand grip area. That means triggering from close behind is not very useful. Instead, hold the remote somewhere off the front side of your camera, just outside of the lens' viewing angle, and it should trigger every single time. I own two ML-L3's and never had a problem with them.

    The question why Nikon puts the receiver on the front of the camera puzzles me, though. Like you, DinoExMachina, I don't like having to trigger shots from the front.


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