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Jul 13, 2013 17:36 |  #16
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nice little setup for a rig


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Jul 17, 2013 00:43 |  #17

The people that make the DSLR Controller app release regular updates as well. If you think of something that you think may work better or something that needs fixing, leave them some feedback in the Android market. They seem to pay attention to their reviews and feedback.


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Jul 17, 2013 11:57 |  #18

Paulowen wrote in post #16116449 (external link)
Posted a question relating to this but got limited response... Maybe people are realising the potential?
I got a used Lilliput 668GL monitor and combine this with the 24mm TSE II so that I can easily see effect of tilt on the 7 inch screen. Monitor is fixed to tripod leg with Manfrotto super clamp and extension arm .... I love it :D

Would love to see a picture of the setup if you have one! Which Manfrotto super clamp did you get?


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Jul 17, 2013 17:58 |  #19

Actually the Camranger isn't as latent as people here are making it out to be. It's actually quick enough for most scenarios that don't include fast moving action .

For my needs capturing couples, walking and static, it works fine. Also keep in mind that you can prefocus as well.

So far the Camranger has worked flawlessly. I have a Galaxy Note II, and it would be easier for me to use that instead of the ipad mini. But the Camranger app is so good, i can't bring myself to try the android version yet.

If i had one complaint at all, it would be that when you connect the ipad via wifi to the Camranger unit, you have to put in a password. I think that's stupid. Maybe it's a requirement, not sure. But i wish they would remove that.

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Jul 17, 2013 18:24 |  #20

With the CamRanger isn't it also wireless (I know the dongle is plugged into the camera but your not tethered to your tablet)? From the description of the OP it sounds like his way is tethered.




  
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Jul 17, 2013 18:49 |  #21
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wookiee2cu wrote in post #16129553 (external link)
With the CamRanger isn't it also wireless (I know the dongle is plugged into the camera but your not tethered to your tablet)? From the description of the OP it sounds like his way is tethered.

Yes, but the camranger is also MUCH more expensive, and has a HORRIBLE lag.
By the way, this method that I've chosen, can also be used wireless if you choose to(with MUCH better response time than the much more expensive camranger). I choose not to use it wirelessly simply because it would be AS responsive.


PS. Does anyone know of a ready made solution or a simple way(2/3 pieces) to get this onto my camera? I'd rather a hot shoe type mount as of now, but something that would work with a tripod AND/OR a small shoulder rig.


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Jul 17, 2013 18:51 |  #22

Lilliput 668GL monitor - I am also interested in this monitor and was wondering if it would show the overlays on my 5Dmk3 with magic lantern on?


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symbolphoto wrote in post #16129476 (external link)
Actually the Camranger isn't as latent as people here are making it out to be. It's actually quick enough for most scenarios that don't include fast moving action .

For my needs capturing couples, walking and static, it works fine. Also keep in mind that you can prefocus as well.

So far the Camranger has worked flawlessly. I have a Galaxy Note II, and it would be easier for me to use that instead of the ipad mini. But the Camranger app is so good, i can't bring myself to try the android version yet.

If i had one complaint at all, it would be that when you connect the ipad via wifi to the Camranger unit, you have to put in a password. I think that's stupid. Maybe it's a requirement, not sure. But i wish they would remove that.

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I don't own the camranger, but I've seen video of it.
SURE you can catch someone walking the same path without swaying the path that they've been walking. Simply, follow them at their speed(and you don't even need to continuously focus) or you can simply GUESS how much you need to focus based on their speed of walking. Try shooting a music video with someone who may move forward or backwards at any time at different speeds. I highly doubt that you'd be able to nail focus the majority of time with that expensive piece of equipment that you've got.


PS. if it's something as simple as pre focusing(which the camranger is probably the only thing it can be used for) I would much rather use the free solution of the cameras LCD. I don't purchase a monitor to only be able to prefocus. It's the CONTINUOUS focus on a SMALL screen that I can't stand.


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Jul 17, 2013 21:24 |  #24

AA, i think you are trying to use this thing for more than it's designed for. For those that need to take remote photographs, focus stacking, live view from afar, it's the perfect system. I use it at almost every shoot now.

A good example of a shot otherwise impossible, well unless i brought a 16' ladder with me:

IMAGE: http://content.symbolphoto.com/Blog/2013/04/Niki-Vimal-Boston-Indian-Engagement-03.jpg

Seems like you are intent on knocking the Camranger. Not sure why, it's a great product and certainly has a place. Maybe just not in your bag...



  
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symbolphoto wrote in post #16130023 (external link)
AA, i think you are trying to use this thing for more than it's designed for. For those that need to take remote photographs, focus stacking, live view from afar, it's the perfect system. I use it at almost every shoot now.

A good example of a shot otherwise impossible, well unless i brought a 16' ladder with me:
Seems like you are intent on knocking the Camranger. Not sure why, it's a great product and certainly has a place. Maybe just not in your bag...

I'm using it for more than its designed for???
Like you're using the ipad for more than ITS designed for(which is why there's only one thing able to tether with it)?
I'm using it for what I choose to. They invented the software so that others can make use of it. With each update, they've improved the feed speed. They did so for a reason. Don't come up with faulty reasons as to why your super expensive solution, doesn't work! This thread is specifically about video usage. Maybe you're using the thread for something it wasn't meant for. Did you invent the cam ranger? It's starting to look like you have your hand in the pot somehow. Regardless, if I'm "using it for what it wasn't meant for" your solution does what it's meant to do, AND what I wish it would do, worse than my solution. At what, a $300 premium over what I'm using?


PS. Why would you NOT have been able to create that photo with my solution, at a SMALL fraction of the cost. Truth is, you would have!


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Jul 17, 2013 22:32 |  #26

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I'm using it for more than its designed for???
Like you're using the ipad for more than ITS designed for(which is why there's only one thing able to tether with it)?
I'm using it for what I choose to. They invented the software so that others can make use of it. With each update, they've improved the feed speed. They did so for a reason. Don't come up with faulty reasons as to why your super expensive solution, doesn't work! This thread is specifically about video usage. Maybe you're using the thread for something it wasn't meant for. Did you invent the cam ranger? It's starting to look like you have your hand in the pot somehow. Regardless, if I'm "using it for what it wasn't meant for" your solution does what it's meant to do, AND what I wish it would do, worse than my solution. At what, a $300 premium over what I'm using?


PS. Why would you NOT have been able to create that photo with my solution, at a SMALL fraction of the cost. Truth is, you would have!

Well i guess for some of us $299. isn't so expensive for a reliable way of doing what it does. The Camranger wasn't designed for video usage, as you stated. So i guess you do know that.

I don't even know what your solution is... therefore i'm not knocking it. I'm just saying the Camranger is a great piece of equipment. It's not designed for video usage so you shouldn't be surprised, nor knock it because it doesn't do what you want it to do.

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symbolphoto wrote in post #16130175 (external link)
Well i guess for some of us $299. isn't so expensive for a reliable way of doing what it does. The Camranger wasn't designed for video usage, as you stated. So i guess you do know that.

I don't even know what your solution is... therefore i'm not knocking it. I'm just saying the Camranger is a great piece of equipment. It's not designed for video usage so you shouldn't be surprised, nor knock it because it doesn't do what you want it to do.

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I understand what you're saying. But innovation is no bad thing. I use dslr controller. It also wasn't meant to be used for videos. They innovated and made it a perfect match. It costs 8.99. There's one thing for something to be expensive if its worth it. But to have less function for a much higher price??? Now, I own an ipad(2 of then actually) if it worked as good as dslr controller for the galaxy tab that I just bought, I would have certainly spent the extra money and paid for your system. But it doesn't. I bought a tablet AND the setup to get going for less than you paid for the setup. Had I already owned the galaxy tab it would have been $9 to get it up and running. I don't know, different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Point is, what I have is not only just as reliable, but i get more features, for much less. That is what it boils down too.


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Jul 17, 2013 22:59 |  #28

symbolphoto wrote in post #16130023 (external link)
AA, i think you are trying to use this thing for more than it's designed for. For those that need to take remote photographs, focus stacking, live view from afar, it's the perfect system. I use it at almost every shoot now.

A good example of a shot otherwise impossible, well unless i brought a 16' ladder with me:
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Seems like you are intent on knocking the Camranger. Not sure why, it's a great product and certainly has a place. Maybe just not in your bag...

Great shot. What did you use to leverage the camera so high?


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Jul 18, 2013 12:20 |  #29

This system sounds really cool! I have a question though... if I wanted to use the DSLR Controller app on my Galaxy S4 to control my XSi wirelessly, how would I do that? The phone has wifi and bluetooth, but the camera does not... so is there some kind of extra wifi or bluetooth controller I can buy to give the camera this capability? IMO this is an excellent alternative to lying on my belly in wet sand trying to get the focus right with live view!




  
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Mahgnillig wrote in post #16131786 (external link)
This system sounds really cool! I have a question though... if I wanted to use the DSLR Controller app on my Galaxy S4 to control my XSi wirelessly, how would I do that? The phone has wifi and bluetooth, but the camera does not... so is there some kind of extra wifi or bluetooth controller I can buy to give the camera this capability? IMO this is an excellent alternative to lying on my belly in wet sand trying to get the focus right with live view!

Look up the dslr controller website.
It tells you on the site how to do that. You hook up a little USB dongle I believe they're like 80 bucks.


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