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Using a larger external screen to view photos at a shoot?

 
kat.hayes
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Sep 04, 2017 12:04 |  #1

I want to use a larger screen with my 5DM3, whether it is a phone attached to the hot shoe or a 9.7 inch ipad attached to a separate stand.

1. Any suggestions for blocking out ambient light when viewing the phone or iPad?
2. Do you find a separate screen useful? Is it best for focus? Other?
3. How do you adjust brightness so that it is not completely misleading when viewing it?

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Sep 04, 2017 13:33 |  #2

I use an iPad Pro 9.7" and 12.9" in my studio via Camranger, and find it excellent for focusing and composing. really helps with focus stacking too. Clients get a good look at what I'm doing for approval as well.
I have used them for outdoor work, and have only had a couple occasions where the display was difficult to see. I imagine throwing a black cloth over your head and viewing under that would work, or maybe an umbrella.

I calibrated both with the ColorTrue app by Xrite and my i1 Display Pro monitor calibrator, and they are very reasonably close.


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Sep 04, 2017 14:25 |  #3

Anther idea would be to use a 17 inch monitor to run a slideshow direct from camera. I picked up a 22 inch Samsung cheap for slideshows. Unless it is too big for your needs.




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Sep 04, 2017 15:33 |  #4

Can Tethertools be of any help ?
https://www.tethertool​s.com/ (external link)


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kat.hayes
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Sep 05, 2017 23:33 |  #5

ThreeHounds wrote in post #18444373 (external link)
I use an iPad Pro 9.7" and 12.9" in my studio via Camranger, and find it excellent for focusing and composing. really helps with focus stacking too. Clients get a good look at what I'm doing for approval as well.
I have used them for outdoor work, and have only had a couple occasions where the display was difficult to see. I imagine throwing a black cloth over your head and viewing under that would work, or maybe an umbrella.

I calibrated both with the ColorTrue app by Xrite and my i1 Display Pro monitor calibrator, and they are very reasonably close.

I didn't know an iPad could be color calibrated with a i1 Display Pro monitor calibrator; thanks for the tip! Do you sync .jpg files to the iPad or .CR2?




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Sep 06, 2017 00:18 as a reply to kat.hayes's post |  #6

Medium or High res jpgs. 26mb cr2s take way too long to transfer via wifi.


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Sep 11, 2017 06:09 |  #7

I made myself a sun shade for my Android tablet by cutting up an old plastic ring binder. It works well enough for what it cost me ($0.00).




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Sep 11, 2017 07:08 |  #8

Convert an MR3040 router to be a wireless device for your 5D3. Then put DSLRController on your tablet and control the camera, view images, etc from the tablet.

I have a spare I should probably sell for $25 or so, already flashed with the ROM needed for this. It is what the camranger does, but without the markup. I keep thinking I will need it, but at this point I haven't in a while.

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