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Old 06-13-2014   #11
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I love it. Definitely worth the price. I can control my 7D from my iPad. If you are in manual, you can change speed, aperture and iso. Just touching the screen can choose the focus point, and you can also manually focus using the iPad screen in larger or smaller increments.

One thing to be careful of is the battery. It has to be recharged at least the night before as it discharges in the unit.
CamRanger suggest taking the battery out and storing it separately.
I didn't get a spare battery when I bought it, and probably should have done.
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That's good to know. Yea I just read about cam ranger a few days ago, I think on Matt Kloskowski's blog or something. I went to their web page and it looks pretty cool. It might be something I pick up in the future.

How do you use it mostly?
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I don't own a Cam Ranger, but I know a few folks who do. Haven't heard a negative comment from any of them. Near the top of my shopping list.
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Not used it much yet as I haven't had it long. Have used it for still life images and used it recently when I went to Stonehenge. Very easy to use.

When I get chance, will try it with focus stacking. A FB friend has used hers for focus stacking and found it very easy.
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I use the simple 1/8th" jack on my camera to plug into an RCA jack on a TV.
Image appears immediately on-screen, with no download time as the image stays on the card. Image can be sent to multiple TV's.
When shooting sports, events, schools, ect, the order taker can see the image at their order table as soon as I shoot it WITH the image number in the corner of the screen.
Parents love it too.
Crazy fast and simple.
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Love the camranger!

Used it to show/pick head shots for 12 realtors the other day. Made it easy to get in/out of their office efficiently with all choices made before we left.

Way better HDR than in camera. Time lapse and focus stacking capabilities.

Live view, tap to focus, control everything but zoom from the ipad. Even pan/tilt with pthub and motorized head.

Works awesome for elevated photos from a mast... For realty, businesses, big group photos, etc

Get a mount to connect the ipad to your tripod and it is very portable.

Here is my "elevated 360 panorama travel pole-pod"
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OP, it's a shame you're not shooting Canon, then you could forgo the CamRanger and get DSLRController and have the same thing for $50 instead of $300. Still, the ability to fully control everything wirelessly from a tablet, phone or computer is awesome and something you may find quite worthwhile. I couldn't imagine shooting in the studio without it anymore.
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research both…

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both good options
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Just looked up the camranger product.

Looks like a TPLINK MR3040 for around $40.-
When changing firmware in that one to OpenWRT you could run DSLDashoard on an Android device to control Nikon and Canon Bodies.

I am waiting for my D700 to return from repair to test this solution.

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