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Old Apr 16, 2012, 2:12 PM   #1
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Default Wierd ML-L3 Problem

New to this forum, did not see any similar reports of this problem.

I am using a D5100 w a Nikkor macro lense, mounted upside down on a tripod to shoot biological samples sitting on a fluorescent light box. I have the shutter set to rapid response remote, with auto off at 15m. Exposure is manual, focus is manual.

When I trigger the shot w the ML-L3, unpredictably the camera will sometimes shoot multiple images (also unpredictable, sometimes one extra, sometimes several). Any thoughts on what may be going on? Thanks...Walt
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 4:08 PM   #2
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G'day DRW

Can only think that 'somehow' in the tripod setting up phase, that you have accidentally activated 'burst' multiple-exposures ... and the number of frames the camera is shooting varies with how long your finger is on the remote-control button

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 7:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Phil. I don't think I have done that, you have to go into the menu system to do that, and even then, I don't think that the L3/D5100 combo has that capability, to fire continuously, remotely. Since the camera is lens down, looking right into a bright light-box about 18" away, I am wondering if the light box might be triggering the infra red sensor on the camera? Just a thought, I hope I get this figured out before my theories start getting truly whacko...Walt
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 5:52 AM   #4
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I have the D5000 but indoors I can trigger it with my Ml-L3 from anywhere in the room even though the camera only has a front IR receiver. Which means the signal must bounce off of my walls .So if I had the camera close to & facing a shiny surface would the effect be the signal bouncing back and forth between camera and shiny surface??. I would see what would happen by changing the lightbox for a non reflective surface like a piece of wood.
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