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Camranger => wireless focus stacking, timelapse, exposure backeting

 
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May 22, 2013 00:23 |  #31

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #15955365 (external link)
Alternately, camranger may just be buying these wholesale from china and slapping their own name on it. there are lots of smaller companies doing that now.

I own a MR3040 too .. but it's not working with camranger (even with same access point name and password) the MR3040 can see any DSLR on the USB port :lol:.
So hardware is surely chinese, but firmware is probably 100% made by camranger. So it's not just like programming a PC or an Ipad, you need assembly language for programming a firmware. It's definitely tricky to do such thing.


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May 22, 2013 06:36 |  #32

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Nope... Helicon isn't wireless it's tethered USB. With the CamRanger if you shoot wildlife you can put your camera out in the open and be hiding inside a blind or behind the brush remotely controlling your camera. This greatly increases your chances of getting good close-up shots of wildlife that isn't spooked. Also, I shoot a lot of sunsets and to be able to get out of the sun so I can see my iPad's screen is extremely helpful, also I don't have to look into the sun to frame the shot through the viewfinder/video screen on the camera. This is a huge plus. Sure you can do it with a really long USB cable too but do you want to risk you (or some other passer-by) tripping over your USB cable and knocking over your tripod with your camera and lens on it? Excuse me sir but I think you owe me $4k and I don't take checks... PayPal only... (add 3% for non-gift option ;) )

For me they each do certain things better. The Helicon is better for focus "stacking" although I've seen some recent complaints on his Android apps page for about stability and comparability (may just be "pilot error"). CamRanger seems to be a bit more versatile with it's wireless remote control shooting and seems to be a more "polished" app (imho) and I've had zero issues so far. It's not exactly an "Apples and Oranges" difference... more like "Oranges and Tangerines..."

Just my 2ยข

Thx for that. When i asked about connectivity, i was asking about wireless. But i didn't state that. Good thing you mentioned it...




  
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May 22, 2013 08:53 |  #33

I am just posting to say that this thread cost me a bunch of money thanks to that Novaflex tabletop tripod... WANT!


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May 22, 2013 10:01 |  #34

gakoenig wrote in post #15956236 (external link)
I am just posting to say that this thread cost me a bunch of money thanks to that Novaflex tabletop tripod... WANT!

I always use it .. even, a few hours ago to carry a 1Dx for shooting a brand new 40F2,8 STM to be plugged on a 100D to come.
Stacking becomes really comfortable and fast with the cameranger and the novoflex tripod, so I use them for any purpose :mrgreen:.

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May 22, 2013 13:40 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #35

off topic, but what is the small wheel on the side of the 40mm in that last pic?


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May 22, 2013 13:48 |  #36

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #15957185 (external link)
off topic, but what is the small wheel on the side of the 40mm in that last pic?

I think you are talking about the manual focus wheel


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May 22, 2013 14:37 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #37

is that not what the large ring around the body is for?


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May 22, 2013 15:14 as a reply to  @ steelbluesleepr's post |  #38

Sorry .. maybe tou mean what is at the bottom of the lens, it's just the lens cap ..there is no wheel.
On the top it's the rear, and near the red point there is no wheel too.


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May 22, 2013 15:22 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #39

oh...duh...lens cap.


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May 22, 2013 23:16 |  #40

newworld666 wrote in post #15955292 (external link)
I prefer wireless too ...

But camranger has some issue too .. on 1Dx you have to set to 0 the picture reviewing time after shooting otherwise AF won't progress in focus stacking.
On my Ipad connexion to the wifi can be tricky because of the password. I have to cancel and retry again connection.
On helicon I can set the time between 2 pictures for leaving enough time for the flash (I use a MT24EX) to be ready, on camranger it's impossible so it's really tricky to stack pictures 2 by 2 and hopping that between the 2 pictures flash will have enough time, if I do the third picture too fast => Flash won't surely be ready.

In my case, I would love to use camranger with helicon features (parameters) Helicon is probably more mature. Actually with a 5DII and 1Dx, in my use, I have no issue on helicon.

As I said in my post I think Helicon is a bit better at Focus stacking, so we agree there, but I prefer CamRanger for almost everything else. I do think $299 is a bit steep though.

I've never had any connection issues on CamRanger but I'm just one guy so that's not really statistically relevant... :cool:




  
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May 22, 2013 23:39 |  #41

Also, the 1Dx looks pretty fantastic with that pancake on it. Like old school photo journalist...


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Jun 08, 2013 13:53 as a reply to  @ gakoenig's post |  #42

Just another item I really don't need but want.




  
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Oct 20, 2013 19:01 |  #43

There is a new product available that I have been trying out - it is a competitor to the Cam Ranger- Weye-Feye.Com

I tried the Cam Ranger out and found it hard to use - it would not stay connected. The new device Weye - Feye retails at $250 USD and is about the size of a pack of smokes - seems to be better made in my opinion. It works on Android and Apple software -

It works fast to connect and to control the camera in live view- they will be updating the software for similar uses like the Cam ranger in time-

I like it better - my personally opinion-

I use it with my 5d MKIII and my 7d and my ipad for Marcro - easier to see what the actual shot will look like without being tethered to my computer- less clutter -

I may end up selling them as many of my co horts seem to be wanting them-

If you have an interest in one feel free to message me -
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