Excerpt: I find this remove very usefull. It allows me to be in the picture without hurrying to get in position. Additionally, I can have the tripod set up and wait for the scene to get into position then take the picture while relaxing in my chair (taking photos at home plate at a baseball game). Like any remote, there are a few instances when I need to push the button more than once to take a picture. Overall, for the price you should have one.
Excerpt: The only drawback is having to set the camera for remote use each time the camera powers down to standby. Adjusting the settings for how long til it powers down helps. Just like with a cable release on an older camera, using this remote eliminates any camera shake or accidental repositioning.
Summary: I bought this device about a week ago. When it arrived, it wouldn't work. I discovered that the battery included in the remote wasn't the same battery that my Nikon D40X manual says it uses. Nikon insists that it uses a CR2505 battery (as best as I can tell, this battery doesn't exist). Anyhow, the battery isn't the problem. The problem is that there are no instructions (in the camera manual or with the remote) that tell you that you have to synch the remote.
Pros: It seems to work well, now that I know how to make it work.
Cons: Having to point the remote to the front of the camera.
Summary: Very easy to use. Just one button does it all. Operating distance is good enough--about 10-15 feet. It can also use as shutter release to reduce vibration, but it can only perform "bulb" for 30 sec due to camera (D70s) limitation. Use shutter release cord (MC-DC1) to perform longer "bulb" duration.
Pros: Small and good enough for reasonable distance
Cons: Can't use it for more than 30 sec of shutter speed
Summary: Very nice wireless control for Nikon D70s. There is no need to point it directly to the camera. It can be bounced on walls or pointed at the camera at various angles. You can't use it if its inside the case (unless you are 1 foot or less away from the camera). This remote control is very reasonably priced and a "must-have" for owners of Nikon D70s. Once the camera is set to receive the remote signal, you can take as many shots as you want.
Pros: Light weight and very easy to use with convenient carrying case.
Summary: This little remote is my answer to the lack of a cable release on (most) digital cameras ! I had only been using the timer on my older point and shoot digital camera and the timer on my new Nikon D50 SLR digital camera, when I finally decided to get this remote for the Nikon. I'm glad I purchased the remote, it's worth the price (I paid $16.95 online, a good price, it is higher at some other places).
Pros: Quiet, very small, really tiny, reasonable price, includes battery and small case
Cons: Range limited to about 15 ft, operation can be difficult from behind camera to fire shutter
Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote - Simple But Effective
19 February 2006
Summary: I bought the ML-L3 wireless IR remote shutter release for my recently purchased Nikon D50 dSLR camera. I enjoy making virtual reality interactive panoramas, both cylindrical and full spherical and primarily use the remote to help minimize camera shake while acquiring the images. The ML-L3 is small - only 60mm long by 28mm wide and 5mm thick. The pictures I saw on the internet gave me the impression that it was bigger.
Summary: This is a must have accessory. You'll get some great candid shots of kids by fooling them. Cost-wise you can't go wrong, just be sure to shop prices, they seem to vary quite a bit from retailer to retailer. I found them between $17 and $40 for the same exact product.
Pros: Allows you to shoot a photo from a tripod without having to touch the camera. Combined with the timer on your camera you can use it to shoot self portraits without rushing to get into the frame.
Cons: It would be nice if it was effective from discrete locations (like a pocket).