Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control doesn't trigger the camera all the time?

10 years 3 months ago #4652 by Foxy Girl
What's funny is that I just signed up here and I'm now dumping all my questions from over the last few months.

I have a D80 and I use a Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control, when I'm doing family portraits or portraits I will some times need to continously keep pressing the button on this. It isn't that old? Im too lazy to wait on hold with Nikon support for an hour just for this. Any ideas?


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10 years 3 months ago #4656 by Solstar
Unless you love hold music...you might try a couple of things (that they will probably ask you to do any way).
1) Make sure the IR sensor on the camera isn't dirty or blocked by anything
2) A bright light source could interfere with the IR signal
3) Make sure you have clean a line-of-sight from the remote to the sensor
4) Change the battery on the remote
5) Check the maximum effective distance for the remote
You may have tried some or all of these. It is where I would start. Then I would curse.


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10 years 3 months ago #4905 by Foxy Girl

Solstar wrote: Unless you love hold music...you might try a couple of things (that they will probably ask you to do any way).
1) Make sure the IR sensor on the camera isn't dirty or blocked by anything
2) A bright light source could interfere with the IR signal
3) Make sure you have clean a line-of-sight from the remote to the sensor
4) Change the battery on the remote
5) Check the maximum effective distance for the remote
You may have tried some or all of these. It is where I would start. Then I would curse.


Thank you so much ;) I really appreciate the advice. I will try this and see if it makes a difference.


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