blackjack999 wrote in post #15660786
I didn't know about this device! Great stuff! We're waiting for your feedback!
Muskett32 wrote in post #15703796
lol...no kidding...the final cost keeps going down.
Hey, let us know on that CamRanger when you try it out. Seems interesting.
Ok guys so today I tried out the CamRanger together with my 550D, iPhone 5 and iPad 3.
Setup wasn't hard.
1) Download the CamRanger app from the AppStore.
2) Make sure you are connected to your local WiFi network (so you have internet access).
3) Start the CamRanger app, click on "Register" and enter the serial number that's located on the back of the CamRanger device (it's case sensitive). It will tell you that registration was successful.
4) Close the CamRanger app and go to your WiFi settings. This time connect to your CamRanger network and use the serial number that's located on the back of the CamRanger device (again it's case sensitive) as WiFi key.
5) Start the CamRanger app again, et voila, everything is working.
The interface was pretty straightforward. However I didn't see any live feed when the app was started. For that to happen, I had to tap the "eye" icon first. Tap to focus, double tap to zoom in and zoom out. I could also record a movie, but the 550D would not show a live feed while recording nor would it let me focus during recording (normal cause I didn't see a thing while recording...). For that you'll need a newer camera (see the "Supported Cameras" section).
Framerate was decent (I guess it was around 15 FPS). That's not real-time, but not horrible either. At least more than enough for rather stationary subjects. Another cool feature was the "live histogram". When enabled, you can see the histogram change on-the-fly. Only problem with this was that the framerate dropped to somewhere between I guess 5 and 10 FPS. Downloading RAW files to my iPad took 10-20 seconds.
Another thing to mention... The USB cable that came with the CamRanger and needs to be connected to the CamRanger and the camera, has a hooked connector at the camera side. What this means, is that if the USB connector on your camera is positioned rather low and you want to place your camera directly on a table, then the hooked connector will push the camera a bit into the air which will put strain on the USB connector of the camera. This almost occured with my 550D. But I noticed in time that I couldn't put my 550D flat on a table with the cable connected. No problems at all when you use a tripod like I eventually did. I put the CamRanger in the black pouch that came with it and attached the black pouch to the hook of my tripod's centercolumn.
Overall I'm impressed with this little device. Judging on what I've seen so far, it's more advanced than the EOS Remote app in its current state. I haven't even talked about making micro-adjustments to the focus or focus stacking or HDR which are all possible with the CamRanger. For more info I'd advise you to check out the "Features" page and this video: *CLICK*.