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nonac

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CamRanger?
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:01:08 PM »
Has anyone used one of these, and if so, what to you think of it?  You can view a short video of its use on their website, camranger.com
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CamRanger?
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Re: CamRanger?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 04:17:15 PM »
I just received this yesterday for use as an aid in night-sky photography.  I was able to connect to my 5D3 camera, remote focus, zoom and live view within a few minutes of receipt.  Connection is made to the CamRanger via an ad-hoc network, the iPad app is trivial to use and LiveView performance is quite good - I would estimate about a 100-200 mS lag, which does not substantially impede manual focusing. 

I ordered the extra battery, but I wouldn't recommend doing so to others.  Removal of the plastic battery compartment door is clumsy and I suspect that repeated removals will break the retaining tangs in short order. 

Overall, I am content with the purchase. 


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Re: CamRanger?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 04:57:08 PM »
Thanks for the comments. I am very interested in one of these for shots this coming spring of nesting birds. Could prove to be a very valuable tool for remote work such as that.
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Re: CamRanger?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 03:10:57 PM »
I'm using one with an EOS 1D X . So far so good. most of my use has been indoors but amongst my tests was a shoot in an industrial building with lots of computer networks  with the camera   about 50~60 yard distance from the iPhone 4 used as controller. that test wasa success. Live view transmission is slightly delayed but that may be a function of using an older iPhone instead of an iPhone 4s or more recent model. 

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Re: CamRanger?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 01:02:04 PM »
Arrived 21st December and gave it a good run over Christmas holidays.

Been wanting this system for use with my iPad/iPhone, at last it has arrived. Simple put 'it's everything'.   What I can't understand is why it's taken so long. Also it has far more features than ever expected.


Brilliant product..... Hope they do well.
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Re: CamRanger?
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