Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

Before Using the Remote Control
Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator 
Using the Built-in Flash 
Before taking a photograph with the flash in PSAM, or 
0 modes, press the M (Y) button to 
raise the flash and wait for the 
M indicator to be displayed in the viewfinder (0 143). 
Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised while remote control mode is in effect or 
after the self-timer has started. If the flash is required, the camera will only respond to the 
ML-L3 shutter-release button once the flash has charged. In auto or scene modes in which 
the flash pops up automatically, the flash will begin charging when remote control mode is 
selected; once the flash is charged, it will automatically pop up and fire when required. Note 
that only one photograph will be taken when the flash fires, regardless of the number of 
exposures selected for Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer
In flash modes that support red-eye reduction, the red-eye reduction lamp will light for 
about one second before the shutter is released. In delayed remote mode, the self-timer 
lamp will light for two seconds, followed by the red-eye reduction lamp which light for one 
second before the shutter is released.
Focusing in Remote Control Mode
The camera will not adjust focus in remote mirror-up mode or when continuous-servo 
autofocus is selected; note however that if any autofocus mode is selected, you can focus by 
pressing the camera shutter-release button halfway before shooting (pressing the button all 
the way down will not release the shutter). If auto- or single-servo autofocus is selected or 
the camera is in live view in delayed or quick-response remote mode, the camera will 
automatically adjust focus before shooting; if the camera is unable to focus in viewfinder 
photography, it will return to stand-by without releasing the shutter.
Remote Mirror-up Mode
Metering is not performed in remote mirror-up mode.
Photos can not be framed in the 
viewfinder while the mirror is raised.
Time (bulb) exposures can not be recorded using the self-timer. A fixed shutter speed will be 
used if a speed of 
A is selected in mode M.
See Also
For information on choosing the duration of the self-timer, the number of shots taken, and 
the interval between shots, see Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer
0 227). For information on 
choosing the length of time the camera will remain in stand-by mode waiting for a signal 
from the remote control, see Custom Setting c5 (Remote on duration
0 228). For 
information on controlling the beeps that sound when the self-timer and remote control are 
used, see Custom Setting d1 (Beep