Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 16, 2012, 3:12 PM   #1
Junior Member
drwalt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2
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
drwalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 16, 2012, 5:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ozzie_Traveller's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Australia, New South Wales central coast
Posts: 3,645

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

Regards, Phil
Has Lumix mirrorless & superzoom cameras and loves their amazing capabilities
Spends 8-9 months each year travelling Australia
Recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/
Ozzie_Traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2012, 8:49 PM   #3
Junior Member
drwalt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2

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
drwalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2012, 6:52 AM   #4
Senior Member
deadshot's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hertfordshire UK
Posts: 759

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.
Just an idea.
D5100 +18-200mVR Nikkor lens.
SB400 Flash, ML-L3 Remote.
SB 700 Flash
Holster + Shoulder Bag.
Beike carbon 4 section tripod/monopod
Gorillapod SLR Zoom + BH1 ball head
Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic FZ200
Nissin D i40 Flash
+ SLR Gorillapod
deadshot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.