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May 15, 2014 09:40 |  #1891

James, there is no wireless intervalometer as of yet so you're stuck with the basic Sony wired remote that is grossly overpriced, unless you get creative. I managed to splice my Yongnuo wireless release onto a Sony micro USB with good results so I'm ordering a wireless intervalometer today (for Canon) to experiment on. I'll post my results once I get some.


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May 15, 2014 10:46 |  #1892

rparchen wrote in post #16906081 (external link)
James, there is no wireless intervalometer as of yet so you're stuck with the basic Sony wired remote that is grossly overpriced, unless you get creative. I managed to splice my Yongnuo wireless release onto a Sony micro USB with good results so I'm ordering a wireless intervalometer today (for Canon) to experiment on. I'll post my results once I get some.

Ahh! Thanks Rick.. but the wired one has intervalometer? - good luck with your expereiment :)


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May 15, 2014 11:19 |  #1893

The Sony wired remote is simply a shutter release and doesn't have any intervalometer capabilities. It's also over priced but the only option out there right now...that won't require a soldering iron:
http://www.amazon.com …o05_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

My plan is to use this:
http://www.amazon.com …o00_s00_i00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

and make it function with the A7r. I consider this accessory a must (especially since I'm leaving for Death Valley in two weeks) so I'm a bit impatient to wait for Saitechi to make a Sony-compatible model. My initial try with a wireless Yongnuo received worked so I expect this wireless remote to work as well.


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May 15, 2014 12:11 |  #1894

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May 15, 2014 12:51 |  #1895

rparchen wrote in post #16906334 (external link)
The Sony wired remote is simply a shutter release and doesn't have any intervalometer capabilities. It's also over priced but the only option out there right now...that won't require a soldering iron:
http://www.amazon.com …o05_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

My plan is to use this:
http://www.amazon.com …o00_s00_i00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

and make it function with the A7r. I consider this accessory a must (especially since I'm leaving for Death Valley in two weeks) so I'm a bit impatient to wait for Saitechi to make a Sony-compatible model. My initial try with a wireless Yongnuo received worked so I expect this wireless remote to work as well.

Not sure if the Sony has IR control but I believe it has. There are some phone applications where the headphone output is used to drive an IR transmitter to remotely control the camera shutter. And some phones has a dedicated IR port for use as remote control.

Anyone looked into any compatible program and/or phone for this?


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May 15, 2014 13:06 |  #1896

pwm2 wrote in post #16906551 (external link)
Not sure if the Sony has IR control but I believe it has. There are some phone applications where the headphone output is used to drive an IR transmitter to remotely control the camera shutter. And some phones has a dedicated IR port for use as remote control.

Anyone looked into any compatible program and/or phone for this?

I should have my A7r next week, so I will try it then... but, DSLRBOT should work, I think. I am also wondering if the Canon RC1 will work with the IR?




  
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May 15, 2014 13:16 |  #1897

I bought this cheap IR remote for my A7, it was only $12 so why not
http://www.amazon.ca/g​p/product/B00GSAEN4A (external link)

it worked well for me, i could stand behind the camera and trigger the shutter with the IR remote

but I was actually using the Sony app quite a bit to control the camera with the Iphone/Ipad and edit the JPEGS with the Ipad.
that way i dont need to carry a laptop anymore when travelling


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May 15, 2014 13:27 |  #1898

taemo wrote in post #16906597 (external link)
I bought this cheap IR remote for my A7, it was only $12 so why not
http://www.amazon.ca/g​p/product/B00GSAEN4A (external link)

it worked well for me, i could stand behind the camera and trigger the shutter with the IR remote

but I was actually using the Sony app quite a bit to control the camera with the Iphone/Ipad and edit the JPEGS with the Ipad.
that way i dont need to carry a laptop anymore when travelling

Ah cool. Can you tell me more about the ipad/phone pairing and apps? I do image reviews on an iPad with my 5D3 and a wireless card, and I'm hoping this will be better.




  
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May 15, 2014 13:53 |  #1899

Todd Lambert wrote in post #16906620 (external link)
Ah cool. Can you tell me more about the ipad/phone pairing and apps? I do image reviews on an iPad with my 5D3 and a wireless card, and I'm hoping this will be better.

Todd
I have been using wireless transfer to my iPhone 5, but transfers are made in jpeg. I just tested ARW raw transfer to iPad using iPad photo apps and wired usb connector and it worked, I then post processed ARW, as I do with Canon raw, using snap seed, and then shared thru twitter a jpeg file, that automatically goes to my Facebook.


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May 15, 2014 13:55 |  #1900

taemo wrote in post #16906597 (external link)
I bought this cheap IR remote for my A7, it was only $12 so why not
http://www.amazon.ca/g​p/product/B00GSAEN4A (external link)

it worked well for me, i could stand behind the camera and trigger the shutter with the IR remote

but I was actually using the Sony app quite a bit to control the camera with the Iphone/Ipad and edit the JPEGS with the Ipad.
that way i dont need to carry a laptop anymore when travelling

You can trigger the camera from behind? I thought I read that IR remotes only work from the front of the camera. I've normally avoided IR remotes since they are line-of-sight but it looks to be useful assuming that you can trigger it from behind.

Todd Lambert wrote in post #16906620 (external link)
Ah cool. Can you tell me more about the ipad/phone pairing and apps? I do image reviews on an iPad with my 5D3 and a wireless card, and I'm hoping this will be better.

The wireless is easy but also limited in functionality. You just fire up the app and you'll get a live view on your ipad (I tested on my iphone so I assume it's the same) and you can save/review the jpegs. The only controls you get though are shutter release and exposure comp, you can't change ISO, F/stop, etc. I didn't feel it was worth the battery drain so I keep the body in airplane mode to get the most battery life.


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May 15, 2014 14:16 |  #1901

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You can trigger the camera from behind? I thought I read that IR remotes only work from the front of the camera. I've normally avoided IR remotes since they are line-of-sight but it looks to be useful assuming that you can trigger it from behind.

The wireless is easy but also limited in functionality. You just fire up the app and you'll get a live view on your ipad (I tested on my iphone so I assume it's the same) and you can save/review the jpegs. The only controls you get though are shutter release and exposure comp, you can't change ISO, F/stop, etc. I didn't feel it was worth the battery drain so I keep the body in airplane mode to get the most battery life.

at first I thought the IR would work only from the front too, I was surprised that it worked standing behind and I tried from various angles.
bulb mode works with the IR remote as well.

yes the wireless app on the A7 is very limited, you can change the ISO from the camera, no issue with aperture as I use legacy lens, but yeah i don't use it very often, only for transferring images to my phone or ipad


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May 15, 2014 19:44 |  #1902

Good to know about the wifi, sounds like it will work fine for my needs of reviewing images in the field. Cool, thanks guys.




  
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May 16, 2014 02:10 |  #1903

rparchen wrote in post #16906334 (external link)
The Sony wired remote is simply a shutter release and doesn't have any intervalometer capabilities. It's also over priced but the only option out there right now...that won't require a soldering iron:
http://www.amazon.com …o05_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

My plan is to use this:
http://www.amazon.com …o00_s00_i00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

and make it function with the A7r. I consider this accessory a must (especially since I'm leaving for Death Valley in two weeks) so I'm a bit impatient to wait for Saitechi to make a Sony-compatible model. My initial try with a wireless Yongnuo received worked so I expect this wireless remote to work as well.

Cheers Rick , I ordered my A7R last night with one of these to be getting on with http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ase-Control/dp/B00GSAEN4A (external link)

Its odd , the Giga T pro is compatible with the same cameras as above one except the A7/A7R

Ive put a request to Hahnel to see if they'll get their Giga T pro to work , currently it seems they only work on A55/A33/A100/A200/A300​/A350/A450/A500/A550/A​560/A580/A700/A850/A90​0 which is a shame as Ive not had a better wireless remote ever - they work brilliantly.


Has anyone tried this?

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May 16, 2014 04:38 |  #1904

rparchen wrote in post #16906334 (external link)
The Sony wired remote is simply a shutter release and doesn't have any intervalometer capabilities. It's also over priced but the only option out there right now...that won't require a soldering iron:
http://www.amazon.com …o05_s00_i01?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

My plan is to use this:
http://www.amazon.com …o00_s00_i00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

and make it function with the A7r. I consider this accessory a must (especially since I'm leaving for Death Valley in two weeks) so I'm a bit impatient to wait for Saitechi to make a Sony-compatible model. My initial try with a wireless Yongnuo received worked so I expect this wireless remote to work as well.

Like your adventurous attitude - if one can use Canon lenes on the A7, indeed why not other accessories! Look forward to the results of this Sony/Canon experiment!
The best for your jaunt to Death valley, too!




  
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May 17, 2014 01:48 as a reply to  @ khukri's post |  #1905

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