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Apr 28, 2013 05:24 |  #91

Doesn't look all that stable, let us know how you get on with it.


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May 06, 2013 16:24 |  #92

dman65 wrote in post #15762656 (external link)
Is anyone using the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" or the Kindle Fire HD 7" with this app? I am wanting to use it with a T2i and a 5d mark II and am wanting to use one of these sub $200 tablets if they will work. I am sure a different ROM would have to be installed on the Kindle, but that isn't a problem.

I use it with my Galaxy tab 2.7 and the Galaxy s3 phone. There are tons of new features, but my favorite is the wireless option. I can connect my galaxy s3 to my camera and set the app in wifi pass-through mode. Then I can remotely control the camera using livevew from the galaxy tab 2.7.


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May 15, 2013 00:56 |  #93

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I just installed this on my Galaxy Note II after making sure it worked with the free app.

Plugged into my 5D MkIII, this is the BOMB!
My live view screen is now huge, I have access to so much (I only toyed with it on a tripod out the back door)
I can adjust everything, aperture, EC, etc.
The manual focus buttons are very cool. You can blow your view up to 10X then fine tune focus using the buttons,. and get things razor sharp.
I'd imagine this would be very handy for macro shooters, and studio shooters.

Impressive tool indeed.

Just noticed this feature. Gonna try it out and do some testing. The big issue for me using the 500mm lens is that my hand movement while trying to dial in the focus introduces too much shake. I have never had any luck with it. The micro adjustments that can be made though this app are far finer than I could ever do by hand.

May not work in every circumstance, but match it up with a 7" tablet (or even a 5.5 inch galaxy note) and. maybe then add in a 1.4TC and that bear or wolf on a carcass several hundred yards away, might just end up being a keeper shot.

Of course birds-in-flight might be a bit of a challenge :lol:

As for on/tripod mounts for a phone or a tablet. They make several tripod mounts for tablets, then you can buy a hot shoe tripod mount, and combine them. They also make a Cellphone hotshoe holder. These while great for presentation and using the tablet/phone as a monitor, defeat the focus advantages, because your finger vibration would likely translate down the mount and cause shake in the lens.

The other thing that I plan on using this set up for is remote viewing. I am heading off to yellowstone next month, and with the little kids (6 and 10) I have 2 choices on wildlife that is reasonably static and far away.... either set up the tripod on my knees so the kids can also use the magnified view, or hook this dslr controler up, connect to the 7" tablet, and then let them look without the risk of them bumping the tripod and moving the target. (admittedly it is not ideal and not a photo quality setup, but I have very little use for a spotting scope in real life, and figure that the 150-500, combined with either a 1.4tc, a 2.0 tc or both with suffice for the week)


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May 15, 2013 01:05 as a reply to  @ boufa's post |  #94

Forgot the link... this is the phone hotshoe mount

http://www.amazon.com …QTY&coliid=I2FE​T9TPCPA1D7 (external link)


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May 16, 2013 11:08 as a reply to  @ boufa's post |  #95

Test photos... The light post is about 75-100 yards away. Both were taken using DSLR Controller on a Samsung Note, a 40D @ 400 iso f8. The first one was with the 150-500 sigma, at 500mm.

The second image was taken using a worst case scenario, that I would get laughed off of these forums for using in the real world... Sigma 150-500 (at 500) plus a Kenko 1.4TC stacked with a Quantaray 2.0TC. Total effective focal length 2240mm!

No editing was done... except for a minor amount of dust removal on the second image.

The targeted focus point was the base of the light where the support arm connects to it.

IMAGE: http://www.towpathphoto.com/img/s9/v95/p1604720708-4.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.towpathphoto.com/img/s8/v84/p1604721422-4.jpg

Ideal? No, but certainly workable in some circumstances. It makes the thought of using the camera as a 30x spotting scope in yellowstone a realistic option. Might even get a few images that could be considered keepers.

The second image would not have been realistically possible using manual focus, without DSLR Controller. The vibraton from touching the lens alone would have killed it.

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May 16, 2013 11:52 |  #96

That's impressive boufa.


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May 16, 2013 12:37 |  #97

boufa wrote in post #15933499 (external link)
Forgot the link... this is the phone hotshoe mount

http://www.amazon.com …QTY&coliid=I2FE​T9TPCPA1D7 (external link)

That's kind of cool. Debating how useful that would be for me...


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May 16, 2013 18:51 |  #98

boufa wrote in post #15937865 (external link)
Test photos... The light post is about 75-100 yards away. Both were taken using DSLR Controller on a Samsung Note, a 40D @ 400 iso f8. The first one was with the 150-500 sigma, at 500mm.

The second image was taken using a worst case scenario, that I would get laughed off of these forums for using in the real world... Sigma 150-500 (at 500) plus a Kenko 1.4TC stacked with a Quantaray 2.0TC. Total effective focal length 2240mm!

No editing was done... except for a minor amount of dust removal on the second image.

The targeted focus point was the base of the light where the support arm connects to it.

QUOTED IMAGE

QUOTED IMAGE

Ideal? No, but certainly workable in some circumstances. It makes the thought of using the camera as a 30x spotting scope in yellowstone a realistic option. Might even get a few images that could be considered keepers.

The second image would not have been realistically possible using manual focus, without DSLR Controller. The vibraton from touching the lens alone would have killed it.


Would't EOS utility do the same. Yes it will need a laptop for it to function (no phone/tablet)


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May 17, 2013 17:23 |  #99

rndman wrote in post #15939143 (external link)
Would't EOS utility do the same. Yes it will need a laptop for it to function (no phone/tablet)

It might, I also know you can tether with lightroom. Neither of those options are practical in the field, of course.

This program doesn't re-invent a new way to control the camrea, it simply is another interface to use the existing capabilities of the camera. There is nothing new here, except the increased portability.


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May 22, 2013 06:04 as a reply to  @ boufa's post |  #100

I can't get the controller to work at all, using my 5Diii (w/latest firmware) and a Samsung tab 2 10.1. Ordered the right cables and even tried another app, so far I can't get nothing to work. I'll try some different cables next.


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May 22, 2013 16:25 |  #101

peteg1 wrote in post #15955811 (external link)
I can't get the controller to work at all, using my 5Diii (w/latest firmware) and a Samsung tab 2 10.1. Ordered the right cables and even tried another app, so far I can't get nothing to work. I'll try some different cables next.

that's the problem with these camera controller apps, they only work on a few phone models




  
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May 27, 2013 22:39 |  #102

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that's the problem with these camera controller apps, they only work on a few phone models

They are mostly home based hobby developers. They don't put out expensive polished apps. Sometimes that gives us access to things that a mainstream developer would not even waste their time with.

Try this thread on the XDA forums. It is a developrs hang out, and both the developers and the uses community provde support. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr​ead.php?t=1202082 (external link)


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Jun 04, 2013 17:38 as a reply to  @ boufa's post |  #103

Anyone tried this app on the Galaxy S4?


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Jun 05, 2013 01:15 |  #104

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Anyone tried this app on the Galaxy S4?

Samsung's phones have historically been great with DSLR Controller, as have any maker that allows their customers access to USB host functions. HTC, however, is terribad about this.


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Jun 05, 2013 10:04 |  #105

Update for 6D users: Wifi connection works; but is a little unstable. Hoping they get it smoothed out; but the EOS App is still overall more usefull from my testing at this point. (fingers crossed)


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